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Interesting variety in Mammoth Lakes

A drive along firstly paved then a dirt road brings you to Hot Creek geothermal area. Swimming is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vicky D
,
Godalming, United Kingdom
Hot Springs

Very interesting geothermal springs, blue water with a creek. Sun was going down so didn't get good... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Tuxtails
,
Savannah, Georgia
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gravel road” (10 reviews)
“parking lot” (13 reviews)
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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"catch and release"
in 9 reviews
"gravel road"
in 10 reviews
"parking lot"
in 13 reviews
"geological site"
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"hot pools"
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"thermal activity"
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"for safety reasons"
in 3 reviews
"high desert"
in 4 reviews
"geothermal springs"
in 2 reviews
"scalding hot"
in 2 reviews
"geothermal area"
in 2 reviews
"trout stream"
in 2 reviews
"picnic area and toilets"
in 2 reviews
"signs warning"
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"turquoise pools"
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"fish hatchery"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful sight"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Vicky D
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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.

Thank Tuxtails
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Reviewed 3 July 2018

I really enjoyed the hot creek geothermal springs. It was a short walk on blacktop from the parking lot to the springs. Or you could choose to park farther down and walk longer along the creek to the springs. I loved the steam and color...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

A local person made me aware of Hot Creek. From Mammoth Lakes, this is a nice drive because you get to see the Sierra Nevada Mountains and deer. Depending upon the time of the year of your visit, deer are migrating. There are flashing signs...More

2  Thank PaleoGypsy
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

The fish hatchery was closed the day we were there. We drove to the hot springs. They were far down but we think there was a trail but we did not walk down to it. It was bright blue and steamy.

Thank Bj M
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Reviewed 27 May 2018

I feel as if I shouldn't rate something in nature as beautiful as this place as "average" here but let me give you my experience. We didn't go with high expectations because we were aware that you can't actually soak in the hot springs anymore...More

1  Thank SlowDownSeeMore
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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

This place has a beauty like no other. There is a startling contrast between the creek and the hot spring! Never seen anything like it!

Thank emilyfC2013WX
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

If you like fishing for trout in a beautiful setting, or just hiking, relaxing, this is one great place t do it.

Thank Rob H
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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Even if you don’t fish like us, it is still worth a quick visit There is an amazing geological history on this site and just watching it live is a great experience to have. They have a place for you to park your car and...More

Thank Camila S
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Didn't fish but went out to the hot pools to see them. A few miles of well groomed gravel with a 20mph speed limit is the only negative. The pools are brilliant blue and the water appears to be nearly or actually boiling in spots...More

1  Thank Flyboy22
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paf-sd
14 May 2017|
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Response from clearfield2016 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. Its up a dirty road, the area is primitive. You need everything, water food, sunscreen, towels.
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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.
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ubfig
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
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