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Hot Creek

Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Nice Surprise

Getting there right now is a little dicey given that you will encounter patches of snow and... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
What a Surprise! Real Nature Wonder!

This was a biggest surprise and wonder of nature during our trip through California. We were not... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2016
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Getting there right now is a little dicey given that you will encounter patches of snow and puddles. There's room to maneuver around them, however. Most of the way consist of gravel road and there are parts that have bad wash boarding. Still, I think...More

Thank 0garibaldi0
Reviewed 13 November 2016

This was a biggest surprise and wonder of nature during our trip through California. We were not expecting to find such geothermal place by Mammoth Lakes. It was easy to find through Google Maps. We were visiting in late October when it rained and at...More

Thank Kleopetra
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

I was so glad we went here - it's stunning. Had wanted to go to Lassen which is bigger geothermal area but it was closed whereas here we were the only visitors. Yes I can imagine it was better before the fencing etc and you...More

Thank Colin T
Reviewed 25 October 2016

I didn't know about the geo thermal pools until a desk employee at the hotel suggested it. They were beautiful, there was no charge and dogs on a leash were allowed.

1  Thank loric386
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We started going to Hot Creek, near Mammoth Lakes over 40 years ago. At that time we parked a VW camper at the top of the canyon and stayed there for several days. We walked down to the creek and stayed in the water, in...More

7  Thank clearfield2016
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Must see when you are in mammoth lakes. Small, lovely vally with a creek and different smell Wells with warm Water and 3 bigger ones. Very very nice.

1  Thank Kruitfreak
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I have been going here since I was a kid and I love this geological gem. The blues are eye popping and it is so cool to see this volcanic/thermal activity. Caution, do not go in the water. The boils move around and you could...More

Thank d h
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Stumbled onto this while driving up 395 and was blown away. It's hard to describe, but you descend into a small canyon in which a creek flows and once there you discover numerous bubbling hot water vents, some very intense, others just barely bubbling, as...More

1  Thank ProfessorOnHoliday
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Hot Creek is one of the premier catch-and-release wild trout streams in the West. Single, barbless hooks only. If you stay at Hot Creek Resort, dry fly fishing only but trout are plentiful. A guide from nearby Mammoth Lakes or at the resort would be...More

Thank mel1555
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Wasn't sure how to rate Hot Creek. If you are a tourist, and you want to see the hot pools of thermal activity, you may ask yourself "is this it?" If you are a fly fisherman, and you want to try your hand at fishing...More

Thank 803bruces
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can i get there with public transportation from the Village?
14 May 2017|
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may one go into the hot springs water? Fee?
19 July 2016|
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.
where is it???
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