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Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA

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

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Visited the Geological Site

This area is beautiful and a must see for a short hike down to the Hot Springs Geological Site. The view is stunning and our kids liked the idea we were standing in a ancient... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is beautiful and a must see for a short hike down to the Hot Springs Geological Site. The view is stunning and our kids liked the idea we were standing in a ancient volcano. We saw many people fly fishing furthur up on the Creek, too.

Thank 940Tina
Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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.

Thank MRO_13
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 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.

Thank kiylam
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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370 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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.

1 Thank Mailoha
Irvine, California
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28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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11 attraction reviews
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!

Thank magdabruna
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 

2 Thank poemweaver
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

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