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We weren't sure quite what to expect but as we were interested in the seismic history of the area... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Geothermal viewing

A short walk from a parking lot accessed from a gravel road is a beautiful sight. There is risk if... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
San Marcos, CA
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

We weren't sure quite what to expect but as we were interested in the seismic history of the area we thought we would check it out. There is a car park and toilets at the end of a part tarmac'd and part gravel road. It's...More

2  Thank Eelizzybeth
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A short walk from a parking lot accessed from a gravel road is a beautiful sight. There is risk if you go into the creek as geothermal activity is unpredictable but well worth the time to see!

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Reviewed 11 July 2017

It is pretty quick and easy to find the Hot Springs Geologic Site after you leave the town of Mammoth Lakes. You won’t need a whole lot of time there, but it is worth a stop for some of the uniqueness and pretty views. First...More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We were on our way to Tahoe which is about an 8 hour drive. We used this stop as a driving break to get out and stretch. This is a beautiful area with a nice hike along a rushing creek. There are information boards about...More

4  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way from Mammoth Lakes to Lone Pine. Interesting to read the info on the signs. We walked from parking lot to creek. Easy short walk. This activity is short, allow an hour

1  Thank Heb2013
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

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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

12  Thank clearfield2016
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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