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Worth the short drive

A Mammoth local recommended we check this out and it was worth it. Short drive off of 395 takes... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2016
Paul W
Irvine, California
Nice! Must see in this area!

It is not far from the main road.. and very very nice to see.. this geological site has a view from... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2016
Miami, Florida
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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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“hot water” (5 reviews)
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 29 April 2016

A Mammoth local recommended we check this out and it was worth it. Short drive off of 395 takes you to a small parking lot and you hike down short (5 minute) trail to the creek. Bubbling aqua blue water and steam in a few...More

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 26 April 2016

It is not far from the main road.. and very very nice to see.. this geological site has a view from the top, then you can do the trail that is small and paved!

Thank magdabruna
Reviewed 14 April 2016

We came here on a sunny, but windy and 40s day, and the nicely-graded road from highway 395, the major north-south route, led to this strange, haunting environment. Trout fishermen, soon enough when the season begins at the end of April, can only use artificial...More

2  Thank poemweaver
Reviewed 28 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 16 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 6 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
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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.
31 December 2014|
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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