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Beautiful - must do in mammoth lakes ares

We were hoping to bathe in the creek, but we decided not to for safety reasons. The hot springs are... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2016
kiylam
,
San Diego, California
via mobile
Really amazing

Super cool hot springs. No swimming - would be unsafe. Gravel road drive to get there, but not too... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2016
supapfunk
,
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gravel road” (10 reviews)
“parking lot” (11 reviews)
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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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...More

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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!

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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.

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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...More

1  Thank Paul W
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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!

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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...More

2  Thank poemweaver
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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...More

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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...More

1  Thank shannrick09
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Reviewed March 13, 2016

Driving back to LA, this is worth a 30 min detour. Turn off 395 at the road to the airport. Go past airport a couple of miles. There are a couple parking lots. We followed sign to Hot Creek. There is an overlook down to...More

Thank Lukeoline
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Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Turn east to mamouth airport,keep goin straight approximately 2 miles on Unmarked hotcreek paved road,look for small residential area. Continue 1/4 mile! Parking lot and bathrooms on left. Large trout brooders in right canal,juveniles and adults, in fenced area. SELF guided tour,gates locked at 3:30....More

2  Thank Stephen F
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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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