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Fabulous fishing

We had never fished before and hired a guide for a day from the Troutfitter in Mammoth to teach us... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2010
San Diego
Our favorite spot in the Sierra

We've been to Hot Creek many times since 1982 and LOVE it. Last time we were able to go in was... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2007
Irvine, CA
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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)
“hot water” (5 reviews)
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 17 September 2010

We had never fished before and hired a guide for a day from the Troutfitter in Mammoth to teach us the basics. Scott took us to Hot Creek and very soon we were reeling in brown and rainbow trout to the dismay of folk who...More

2  Thank 92,075
Reviewed 15 May 2007

We've been to Hot Creek many times since 1982 and LOVE it. Last time we were able to go in was July 05. Tried to go in in Oct 06 but it had been closed since the summer because of the extreme geologic activity. We...More

1  Thank sekerjan
Reviewed 4 October 2006

Last review about 1 year ago describes swimming in the creek. Due to increased geologic activity the forest service has fenced off the entire area and all swimming in the area is currently banned. They never really recommended it anyway as it could be dangerous...More

11  Thank cwm1111
Reviewed 9 August 2005

We just returned from 4 days in the Mammoth Lakes area (what a blast!) and did spend a few hours in the Hot Springs. The friend I traveled with had visited this area about 25 years ago and remembered that there used to be a...More

12  Thank r8drz
Reviewed 9 August 2004

This is an awesome place to get a good soak as well as to marvel at the power of nature. We stopped at Hot Creek on our Eastern Sierra trip last week. My wife and I had been to the site five years ago, but...More

10  Thank SCETraveler
Reviewed 14 June 2004

Just got back from a wonder weekend trip to Mammoth Lakes area (four hour drive from Fresno via Tioga Pass in Yosemite. Mammoth Lakes is a breathtakingly beautiful with lots to do and see (trout fishing, Bodie, Devils Postpile, etc.). I had heard and read...More

18  Thank CaWino
A TripAdvisor Member
Aliso Viejo CA
Reviewed 1 December 2003

Hot creek was a fun place --- Go with a friend or friends ---- Don't bring any glass ---- Bring shoes to walk up and down the walk way to the creek, and you may want to bring something to dry off with ---- Bring...More

7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
A TripAdvisor Member
Arlington, TX
Reviewed 21 June 2003

Just returned from a fantastic trip to the Yosemite/Mammoth Lakes area. Hot Creek is an amazing geological spectacle - a medium intensity hike down, then back up to the lookout. However, according to the USGS signs, swimming is prohibited due to several hazards - among...More

7  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Questions & Answers
14 May 2017|
Response from clearfield2016 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. Its up a dirty road, the area is primitive. You need everything, water food, sunscreen, towels.
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.
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