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Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA

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

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What a Surprise! Real Nature Wonder!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 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 freezing temperatures. Really interesting place and highly recommended to visit when in area.

Thank Kleopetra
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 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 could camp and swim. But the fence is broken so you can get close. It's... More 

Thank Colin T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 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 and out all day long and night time too. There was nothing there, you had... More 

4 Thank clearfield2016
St. Odilienberg, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Must see when you are in mammoth lakes. Small, lovely vally with a creek and different smell Wells with warm Water and 3 bigger ones. Very very nice.

Thank Kruitfreak
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I have been going here since I was a kid and I love this geological gem. The blues are eye popping and it is so cool to see this volcanic/thermal activity. Caution, do not go in the water. The boils move around and you could get burnt.

Thank d h
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Stumbled onto this while driving up 395 and was blown away. It's hard to describe, but you descend into a small canyon in which a creek flows and once there you discover numerous bubbling hot water vents, some very intense, others just barely bubbling, as steam escapes into the air. All the while, fish and snakes swim around in the... More 

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Hemet, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Hot Creek is one of the premier catch-and-release wild trout streams in the West. Single, barbless hooks only. If you stay at Hot Creek Resort, dry fly fishing only but trout are plentiful. A guide from nearby Mammoth Lakes or at the resort would be recommended on the first trip. Be aware of the hot springs at various places in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Wasn't sure how to rate Hot Creek. If you are a tourist, and you want to see the hot pools of thermal activity, you may ask yourself "is this it?" If you are a fly fisherman, and you want to try your hand at fishing a first class fishery, you may find it frustrating and technically demanding depending on the... More 

Thank 803bruces
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

This Hot Creek is an interesting geological & historical site for the whole family, and only a short drive off Hwy 395 near Mammoth airport. Take the Hot Creek Hatchery Road exit about 10 minutes south of Mammoth Lakes. Drive a few miles on a paved road, and then a good gravel road until you see the sign. There is... More 

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