Elevation: 5689 feet (1734 m)
Skidoo (formerly, Hoveck) is an unincorporated community in Inyo County, California. Skidoo is a virtual ghost town located in Death Valley National Park. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Skidoo was famous in the first decade of the 20th century when gold had been found in the area. Within a decade the town had been abandoned, however, and now no standing structures remain. Skidoo's desert location is visited by ghost town aficionados.
The name Skidoo comes from the expression 23 skidoo, a slang expression of the time, for which various origins have been suggested. The Hoveck post office opened in 1906, changed its name to Skidoo in 1907, and closed in 1917. The name Hoveck honored Matt Hoveck, manager of the Skidoo Mine.