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“Glorious Geothermic Action!”
Review of Hot Creek

Hot Creek
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Owner description: You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
Seafield
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70 reviews
51 attraction reviews
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“Glorious Geothermic Action!”
Reviewed 16 August 2014 via mobile

Well-worth a visit: don't be put off by the unpaved road leading to the site. The reek of sulphur; the bubbling turquoise pools; the signs warning of death and arsenic: it all makes for an exciting hour or two, filling the kids's heads with science and geology while they're too interested in the dangers to even notice! It's very tempting to crawl under the spoilsport fence and get closer to the creek but if you walk along the path beside the creek for a few hundred yards you'll find a few bubbling puddles.
Fantastic!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

I had no idea this existed in Mammoth but so glad we drove off the beaten path to see it. It is like a mini Yellowstone .You do have to look very carefully for the signs (Fish Hatchery, Hot Creek) and you will have to travel on some gravel road for a bit, but it really is worth seeing.

Visited August 2014
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los angeles
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378 reviews
171 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
“Smell the Hot Creek”
Reviewed 16 July 2014

The sulfuric smell of the hot springs can be smelt from the parking lot so you know you're at the right place. It's a brief walk down the path to get a closer look and it's really a great view. Note: they also have bathrooms at this location and the dirt path can be a bit rough.

Visited July 2014
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Whittier, California
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Hot Creek”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This was our last stop before going home. It's a must see. If you wish to fish, it's a catch and release fly fishing. It's great way to hike down to the craters and see it still boiling.

Visited June 2014
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Woodland Hills,CA
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Unreal”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We have been coming to Mammoth for years (skiing) and I can't believe we never stopped there. This place is amazing! So breathtaking it is unreal. You can do a little (or bigger) hike and go down to be closer. Or you can just admire from the top and take some pictures. But if you can , do walk down- it will be well worth it!

Visited April 2014
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