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Great short hike

Natural wonders, nice place to learn about Mother Nature, easy little hike for all ages, be aware... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
rafaelnavarro10
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Amazing Geological Site

We took a short hike along this river that has hot spots along it. This causes interesting mineral... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Camper559130
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Xenabird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank rafaelnavarro10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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.

Thank Eric T
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.

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

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

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.

Thank Tuxtails
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

Thank laura47f
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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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
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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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