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Easy trail, nice view

Not far away from the street is the hot creek geological site. The drive there is only paved at the... read more

Reviewed 29 March 2016
Ingolstadt, Germany
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A Natural Wonder if you ask me!

Worth the stop, we took a lot of photos here and walked all the way down to the bottom and a bit... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2016
Los Angeles, California
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

Not far away from the street is the hot creek geological site. The drive there is only paved at the beginning after that comes a dirt road that leads to the parking lot with restrooms. From the parking lot leads a small trail to the...More

Thank helenasamantha
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Worth the stop, we took a lot of photos here and walked all the way down to the bottom and a bit further than that. There was an elderly man with a walker who was fly fishing at the bottom. After making the hike back...More

1  Thank shannrick09
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Driving back to LA, this is worth a 30 min detour. Turn off 395 at the road to the airport. Go past airport a couple of miles. There are a couple parking lots. We followed sign to Hot Creek. There is an overlook down to...More

Thank Lukeoline
Reviewed 29 December 2015 via mobile

Turn east to mamouth airport,keep goin straight approximately 2 miles on Unmarked hotcreek paved road,look for small residential area. Continue 1/4 mile! Parking lot and bathrooms on left. Large trout brooders in right canal,juveniles and adults, in fenced area. SELF guided tour,gates locked at 3:30....More

2  Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 15 December 2015

i have been to hot creek several times and always love the tranquility and natural beauty. great for fishing or just a quit afternoon

Thank jasonphoto
Reviewed 7 November 2015

It is an amazing place to visit, we came in February. I am sure it is great all year long. Getting to it is not that easy, would recommend an SUV

1  Thank Eleena G
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Great place to practice your fly casting and try to catch wild rainbow, brown and brook trout. The road is very rough and dusty (unpaved) and the hike down requires good hiking shoes so you don't slip on the loose dirt/rocks with your flyrod in...More

1  Thank Kent S
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We visited the Forest Service's facility in Mammoth Lakes and were warned to NOT take a dip in Hot Creek. Geyser activity is peaking and temps exceed 200 degrees in places. The literature from the U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) and the Forest Service have published...More

9  Thank Tenighir
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Hot Creek is one of those places you should see once but don't need to see again. It's an interesting geological feature that you can't have direct access to for safety reasons. I understand that the fishing is great further down the creek (but is...More

1  Thank Carol D
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Outside, across from Convict Lake and near the little airport, this fish hatchery is a great, informative place to visit. Staff is informative.

3  Thank Ashley L
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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