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Very Interesting

I didn't know about the geo thermal pools until a desk employee at the hotel suggested it. They... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2016
Who remembers the good old days at Hot Creek?

We started going to Hot Creek, near Mammoth Lakes over 40 years ago. At that time we parked a VW... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
San Francisco, California
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
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  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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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
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...More

11  Thank clearfield2016
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.

1  Thank Kruitfreak
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...More

Thank d h
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...More

2  Thank ProfessorOnHoliday
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...More

Thank mel1555
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...More

Thank 803bruces
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...More

3  Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 29 August 2016

I enjoyed our stop by the Hot creek geological site. I have never seen anything like this. It is really surprising to me that even though this water is warm ( and boiling in places) there are tons of tiny fish and the grass is...More

1  Thank e_snipes28717
Reviewed 8 August 2016

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...More

1  Thank 940Tina
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14 May 2017|
Response from clearfield2016 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely not. Its up a dirty road, the area is primitive. You need everything, water food, sunscreen, towels.
Jacobus M
19 July 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.
31 December 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