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Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA

You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.

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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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Moreno Valley, California
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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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 mammoth lakes area.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 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.

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 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 places. Very unique experience!

1 Thank Paul W
Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 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!

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Mount Vernon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 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 lures and non-harming hooks for this catch-and-release place. The sun was brilliant, the water all... More 

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Ingolstadt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 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 creek and river. It's a little bit smelly but that's what you expect on a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 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 up, I couldn't believe that I was that our of shape and that he was... More 

1 Thank shannrick09
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 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 some pretty colored hot springs. There is also a trail down for a closer look.... More 

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