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A local person made me aware of Hot Creek. From Mammoth Lakes, this is a nice drive because you get... read more

Reviewed today
PaleoGypsy
Small river which flowed into pretty bright blue hot springs.

The fish hatchery was closed the day we were there. We drove to the hot springs. They were far down... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Bj M
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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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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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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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"catch and release"
in 9 reviews
"gravel road"
in 10 reviews
"geological site"
in 7 reviews
"parking lot"
in 11 reviews
"hot pools"
in 3 reviews
"thermal activity"
in 3 reviews
"for safety reasons"
in 3 reviews
"high desert"
in 4 reviews
"scalding hot"
in 2 reviews
"trout stream"
in 2 reviews
"picnic area and toilets"
in 2 reviews
"turquoise pools"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful sight"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful river"
in 2 reviews
"hour drive"
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"worth a stop"
in 2 reviews
"take pictures"
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Reviewed today

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

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Reviewed yesterday

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop before going to Convict Lake coming from Mammoth Lakes. It is off the Hwy.395 down a few miles of gravel road to the Geological site.where there are a parking lot with picnic area and toilets. Once you reach there ,you...More

1  Thank Ghaith391
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Secluded site, the road is unpaved but passable. You can’t go too close, but the turquoise pools and the bubbling mud are unique and beautiful. It was a good stop on the way from Vegas to Mammoth Lakes.

1  Thank Ido D
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Nice out of the way place to visit. Interesting, bubbling, scalding hot springs. There is also a short hike along the trout stream if you are interested.

Thank JerseyJack_11
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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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