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Hidden Gem

Stumbled onto this while driving up 395 and was blown away. It's hard to describe, but you descend... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Chicago, Illinois
Blue ribbon trout stream

Hot Creek is one of the premier catch-and-release wild trout streams in the West. Single, barbless... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Hemet, California
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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 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

2  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
Reviewed 3 September 2016

This Hot Creek is an interesting geological & historical site for the whole family, and only a short drive off Hwy 395 near Mammoth airport. Take the Hot Creek Hatchery Road exit about 10 minutes south of Mammoth Lakes. Drive a few miles on a...More

3  Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I enjoyed our stop by the Hot creek geological site. I have never seen anything like this. It is really surprising to me that even though this water is warm ( and boiling in places) there are tons of tiny fish and the grass is...More

1  Thank e_snipes28717
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This area is beautiful and a must see for a short hike down to the Hot Springs Geological Site. The view is stunning and our kids liked the idea we were standing in a ancient volcano. We saw many people fly fishing furthur up on...More

1  Thank 940Tina
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Hot Creek is off of Highway 395 very near Mammoth Airport. It's such a quiet, interesting place. The hot springs are spectacular looking. Such an unusual color.

Thank MRO_13
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

We were hoping to bathe in the creek, but we decided not to for safety reasons. The hot springs are still cool to look at. There are bathroom in the parking lot, so that's convenient. This is a must do if you are in the...More

Thank kiylam
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Super cool hot springs. No swimming - would be unsafe. Gravel road drive to get there, but not too bad, even with a rental. A little walk down to the springs. Worth the visit for sure!

1  Thank supapfunk
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Such a cool place! Another place that you have to add to your highway 395 list :) I recommend this place for people of all ages.

1  Thank Mailoha
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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