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Really Unique Place

While I have never fished here, we saw many people doing that and it looked like they were doing... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Jeremiah Z
Hudson, Wisconsin
Short drive from town, worth it.

Easy parking and short but steep walk down to creek and Springs, beautiful spot. The fencing that... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Sydney, Australia
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

While I have never fished here, we saw many people doing that and it looked like they were doing quite well. There are several trails that head from the cliff edge by the parking lots down into the valley. Really a gorgeous area that has...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jeremiah Z
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Easy parking and short but steep walk down to creek and Springs, beautiful spot. The fencing that blocks the public from going right to the actual edge of the water is a tattered which makes it tempting to go right in but we just followed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JayMac68
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Two pools of water, across the river, and nothing else to see. There are signs posted about no swimming, but there were many people swimming the day we went. The ranger was there and he did not stop them. I guess if you have never...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Xenabird
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Natural wonders, nice place to learn about Mother Nature, easy little hike for all ages, be aware of a strong azufre odor ..!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank rafaelnavarro10
Reviewed 30 September 2018

We took a short hike along this river that has hot spots along it. This causes interesting mineral and rock formations. Underwater there are odd colorations. You can't go in (people used to bath in the hot water) But its still worth a trip to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Camper559130
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Easy accessible parking after a less accessible but not-so-long gravel road. A small walk down (and back up) towards the hot spring. Short but sweet.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank erictabet
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Very cool to see my kids loved it. U are not supose to get closer but eveyone does. Must stop place if u are going to mammoth.not a lot of people are easy to find not a big walk at all.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank migdaliatorres33mt
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Around 15 minutes drive South of Mammoth Lakes. Last 3 miles are a gravel road that can be tough on your vehicle. Parking area has restrooms. Can view the hot springs from the car park but can go down the hill and take a closer...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Tony M
Reviewed 26 July 2018

A drive along firstly paved then a dirt road brings you to Hot Creek geothermal area. Swimming is NOT allowed -the water temperature changes within 3 seconds and can reach 200 degs centigrade. However you can walk along the creek, which is a pretty oasis...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Vicky D
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Very interesting geothermal springs, blue water with a creek. Sun was going down so didn't get good photos, but enjoyed looking at area.

Date of experience: June 2018
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14 May 2017|
Response from clearfield2016 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. Its up a dirty road, the area is primitive. You need everything, water food, sunscreen, towels.
Jacobus M
19 July 2016|
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Response from MRO_13 | Reviewed this property |
You cannot go into the water. The water temperature can get very hot! Upon doing some research, I read that the water temperature can reach up to 200 degrees. There is no fee to see the hot springs.
1 January 2015|
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Response from Deanna J | Reviewed this property |
From Hwy 395, take the Hot Creek Hatchery Road that is just west of the Mammoth Airport. After about 1 mile, turn right at the brown sign directing you to the Hot Creek Fish Hatchery and Geological Site. You will drive about... More