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town.bodie [ghost town]

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The population Bodie California ghost town exceeded 10,000 in the late 1880s, during the mining boom - way out west. Bodie State Park now consists of 495 acres to preserve the famous mining site & a very important part of American history. Many building have been renovated, although a couple of hundreds of buildings are not restored. Museum, Visitors Center & Ranger on site.
elevation: 8375'
population: 10
zip code: 93517

Desert

terrain:
rugged high desert mining area, mountainous with very few trees. plenty dirt roads & ranch lands


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location:
Mono County
South of Lake Tahoe
off Hwy. 395 to SR 270

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recreation:

  • Back Road Exploration
  • Camping
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Old Mines
  • Travertine Hot Springs
  • Buckeye Hot Springs
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Bodie State Park
  • Mono Lake
  • Virginia Lakes
  • Potato Peak
  • Aurora Canyon
  • Bodie Mountain USGS
  • description:
    The most historic & popular ghost town in California. The whole are is a State Park & there is a whole network of great dirt back roads, including Aurora Canyon. 2WD accessible! BODY, BOWDY, BOWDIE, BODI, CA, on the edge of eastern, high desert California, near the Nevada border.

    nearby towns:
    Bridgeport
    Lee Vining
    Walker
    Coleville
    Dardanelle






    Bodie Ghost Town in 2000

    Bodie Hills

    Bodie Hills

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