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Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Activities: Swimming, Fishing
Description: You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.

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Fisher-people - a must visit

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Temecula, California
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Temecula, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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

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Bonita, California
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78 reviews 78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great geological site where you see bubbling hot water and sulfur ponds. It is about 3 mile from 395, half paved, half dirt road. It is free and has bathrooms. You walk down to the creek below that is fenced and one cannot swim because of the deaths and injuries that have occurred because of the scalding water. In certain... More 

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Northridge, CA
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264 reviews 264 reviews
137 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Drove out here with the wide and took the Gorge Trail Hike. This place is absolutely beautiful and is also very interesting. Well worth the time.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Seeing the water bubble, steam and even form mini-geysers as a result of geothermal energy was fascinating.

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Redlands, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

After visiting Yellowstone, Hot Creek seems tiny. If you haven't ever seen a hot spring this would be a interesting place to visit. There is a good place to park and the trail is paved. It is well marked. We saw many families crossing the marked boundary. Which I don't agree with, as the tempatures of the water are scolding.... More 

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Ventura, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We finally visited Hot Creek for the first time. It's pretty amazing. I'm a volcanologist and I'm ashamed to say I had not been there before, but have travelled to Iceland more than once and have visited hot springs and geysers all over Iceland. I was very impressed and pleasantly surprised to see this place of beauty practically in our... More 

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Lake Elsinore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Loved this place! Officials must be really busy because when we got there there were 2 guys drinking beer in the hot water with a cooler on the side with at least 20 crushed beer cans. Fence was moved to the side and several families were in the prohibited area. We only stuck our fingers in water but did not... More 

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Cool, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited in late October, late enough to miss the Summer crowds and before the Winter snow. We were able to walk around the fence without issue. If you choose to do so, use common sense! No standing next to or on top of active vents. We were able to get awesome pics of the area. A local told us... More 

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Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Interesting place with the geothermal activity. Not much to do and way off the beaten path. If this stuff intrigues you its worth the stop. Otherwise I would leave it behind.

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Roseville, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you've never been to Yellowstone, this is worth seeing! The walk is short but a bit steep uphill from the creek. I suggest seeing late in the day when temps are lower. That way, you can see more steam and get better pictures.

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