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Hot Creek

Mammoth Lakes, CA
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We weren't sure quite what to expect but as we were interested in the seismic history of the area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eelizzybeth
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Oxford
Geothermal viewing

A short walk from a parking lot accessed from a gravel road is a beautiful sight. There is risk if... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
57BillR
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San Marcos, CA
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We weren't sure quite what to expect but as we were interested in the seismic history of the area we thought we would check it out. There is a car park and toilets at the end of a part tarmac'd and part gravel road. It's...More

1  Thank Eelizzybeth
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A short walk from a parking lot accessed from a gravel road is a beautiful sight. There is risk if you go into the creek as geothermal activity is unpredictable but well worth the time to see!

Thank 57BillR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is pretty quick and easy to find the Hot Springs Geologic Site after you leave the town of Mammoth Lakes. You won’t need a whole lot of time there, but it is worth a stop for some of the uniqueness and pretty views. First...More

Thank David E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on our way to Tahoe which is about an 8 hour drive. We used this stop as a driving break to get out and stretch. This is a beautiful area with a nice hike along a rushing creek. There are information boards about...More

3  Thank Brian M
Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way from Mammoth Lakes to Lone Pine. Interesting to read the info on the signs. We walked from parking lot to creek. Easy short walk. This activity is short, allow an hour

1  Thank Heb2013
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Getting there right now is a little dicey given that you will encounter patches of snow and puddles. There's room to maneuver around them, however. Most of the way consist of gravel road and there are parts that have bad wash boarding. Still, I think...More

Thank 0garibaldi0
Reviewed November 13, 2016

This was a biggest surprise and wonder of nature during our trip through California. We were not expecting to find such geothermal place by Mammoth Lakes. It was easy to find through Google Maps. We were visiting in late October when it rained and at...More

Thank Kleopetra
Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

I was so glad we went here - it's stunning. Had wanted to go to Lassen which is bigger geothermal area but it was closed whereas here we were the only visitors. Yes I can imagine it was better before the fencing etc and you...More

Thank Colin T
Reviewed October 25, 2016

I didn't know about the geo thermal pools until a desk employee at the hotel suggested it. They were beautiful, there was no charge and dogs on a leash were allowed.

1  Thank loric386
Reviewed October 13, 2016

We started going to Hot Creek, near Mammoth Lakes over 40 years ago. At that time we parked a VW camper at the top of the canyon and stayed there for several days. We walked down to the creek and stayed in the water, in...More

9  Thank clearfield2016
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paf-sd
May 13, 2017|
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Response from clearfield2016 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. Its up a dirty road, the area is primitive. You need everything, water food, sunscreen, towels.
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Jacobus M
July 19, 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.
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ubfig
December 31, 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
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