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fishreman's paradise

If you like fishing for trout in a beautiful setting, or just hiking, relaxing, this is one great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rob H
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Los Angeles, California
It’s worth a visit

Even if you don’t fish like us, it is still worth a quick visit There is an amazing geological... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2018
Camila S
via mobile
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gravel road” (10 reviews)
“parking lot” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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"gravel road"
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"geological site"
in 7 reviews
"parking lot"
in 11 reviews
"forest service"
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"hot pools"
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"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"
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"late october"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful sight"
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"beautiful river"
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"hour drive"
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"interesting place"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Cool place in the middle of nowhere! Cool rocks and beautiful river/creek! Bathrooms at the parking lot.

Thank Backpacker_0905
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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our two little kids here and it was a very educational and fascinating experience! We learned what a caldera is and why the natural hot spring ended up forming there. The water was a cool looking blue green color. We...More

3  Thank Hake J
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Reviewed 14 August 2017

Good sized parking with picnic area and toilets. You can smell the sulphur as you get out the car. Springs are a short walk down a tarmac path, really beautiful with bright blue waters. Signs are posted saying you shouldn't pass the fences but there...More

Thank adkuk2302
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

High desert stream with finicky trout. Several places in the area to dip into a hot spring. Trail can freeze and get slippery in the winter

Thank James J
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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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