Bodie State Historic Park
State Route 270, Bridgeport, CA, USA
www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=509 - (760) 647-6445
Bodie State Historic Park Bridgeport Reviews
a decaying town...but very fascinating Aug 05, 2014
How will I describe Bodie Ghost Town? Well, it is a ghost town…so no one live there neither...ghosts (corny)! Hehehe…but hey, Bodie State Historic Park is one of the MOST interesting historic parks I have ever been so far! Apparently, the historic park sits in the remotest part of …no, not in the world, but in California. Bridgeport, already an isolated little town is where we start the drive off to Bodie. The first seven miles is a drive through a paved road, but the next three miles until we reached the park is unpaved so by the time we reached the park my face was covered not with talcum powder but dust!
So how do I describe Bodie Ghost Town? Well, “interesting” is an overused adjective! If you like photography and into the subject of “decaying,” this is a haven for you. I promise, you will never get enough! And for those who have insatiable lust for historical places, Bodie State Historic Park will live up to its name. And me? I went crazy in this one hell of a place! I cannot believe at how every single thing in that park left to decay in time. Even my children had ample moments of interacting not just reading through the informational signage but with their hands as well. So, yes it is okay to touch those antique objects that are scattered all around the park.
The photos that go along with this review are shots of a…no I do not want to use the phrase “trying hard” so how about “…shots of a lady who is doing her best” to persuade you to visit this one of a kind destination! I won’t say much anymore; I’ll let the pictures speak about the place…
And if these photos inspires you to pay a visit, I would highly encourage that you follow this link http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=509 to get more information prior to your trip. Also, read about the history of this park on this website.
Just remember, this is a super off-the-beaten-path park. There are no services in the park, so it was good for us that we brought some snacks, enough water bottle. Sunscreen, hats (for blasting summer), hoodies or sweaters (for colder days) are helpful. Lastly, be sure to stop for gas either in Bridgeport or Lee Vining. Entrance fees are $5.00/adult and $3.00/child (ages 1 to 17).
Enjoy your visit! ~
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