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Yosemite Valley

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The Bridgeport Valley and Mono County encompasses some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Western United States. Bridgeport is centrally located in the middle of this highly regarded outdoor recreational paradise. The Historic parlor of The Bridgeport Inn houses a Tourism Information Center.

Here you will find a wealth of valuable information regarding What to See and Things to Do when you are visiting the Eastern High Sierra. Activities to enjoy including bird watching, fishing, hiking, hunting, exploring off-road trails, rock collecting, touring old mining sites, relaxing in Travertine Hot Springs and much more.

Spend a day or two walking around the old Bodie Ghost Town State Park. A historic goldrush era ghost town just minutes away. Marvel at the waters, birds, tufa towers and size of Mono Lake. Take time to tour the Mono County Museum and witness the history of the region firsthand. Drive over Devil’s Gate Pass where it is reported that John Fremont’s men lost a cannon during a savage blizzard. And of course, don’t miss the famous Yosemite National Park less than an hour down the road.

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Yosemite Half Dome

BODIE GHOST TOWN

Bodie State Historic Park is a genuine California gold-mining ghost town. Visitors can walk down the deserted streets of a town that once had a population of nearly 10,000 people. The town is named for Waterman S. Body (William Bodey), who had discovered small amounts of gold in hills north of Mono Lake. In 1875, a mine cave-in revealed pay dirt, which led to purchase of the mine by the Standard Company in 1877. People flocked to Bodie and transformed it from a town of a few dozen to a boomtown.

Only a small part of the town survives, preserved in a state of “arrested decay.” Interiors remain as they were left and stocked with goods. Designated as a National Historic Site and a State Historic Park in 1962, the remains of Bodie are being preserved in a state of “arrested decay”. Today this once thriving mining camp is visited by tourists, howling winds and an occasional ghost.

Bodie Ghost Town

Photo credit: Mono County Tourism

 

Bodie Ghost Town

Photo credit: Mono County Tourism

Photo credit: Mono County Tourism

Photo credit: Mono County Tourism

MONO LAKE

One of the oldest lakes in the western hemisphere, Mono Lake is hauntingly beautiful, reflecting the snow-capped Sierra Nevada in its shimmering blue waters. An immense inland sea, the 70 square-mile lake fills a natural basin, 700 square-miles in size. Together with nearby volcanoes, ghost towns and trout-filled streams, this area is a natural wonderland for the entire family.

Photo credit: Mono County Tourism

Photo credit: Mono County Tourism

Photo credit: Mono County Tourism

 

Photo credit: Mono County Tourism