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Hot Creek

Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Great Geological Site

Great geological site where you see bubbling hot water and sulfur ponds. It is about 3 mile from... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2015
Bonita, California
Great Hike!

Drove out here with the wide and took the Gorge Trail Hike. This place is absolutely beautiful and... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2015
Northridge, CA
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Reviewed 15 June 2015

Great geological site where you see bubbling hot water and sulfur ponds. It is about 3 mile from 395, half paved, half dirt road. It is free and has bathrooms. You walk down to the creek below that is fenced and one cannot swim because...More

1  Thank yeguerrero
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Drove out here with the wide and took the Gorge Trail Hike. This place is absolutely beautiful and is also very interesting. Well worth the time.

1  Thank bcreff
Reviewed 30 May 2015

Seeing the water bubble, steam and even form mini-geysers as a result of geothermal energy was fascinating.

2  Thank Bruce G
Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

After visiting Yellowstone, Hot Creek seems tiny. If you haven't ever seen a hot spring this would be a interesting place to visit. There is a good place to park and the trail is paved. It is well marked. We saw many families crossing the...More

2  Thank Outbackcampers6
Reviewed 29 April 2015

We finally visited Hot Creek for the first time. It's pretty amazing. I'm a volcanologist and I'm ashamed to say I had not been there before, but have travelled to Iceland more than once and have visited hot springs and geysers all over Iceland. I...More

2  Thank M C
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Loved this place! Officials must be really busy because when we got there there were 2 guys drinking beer in the hot water with a cooler on the side with at least 20 crushed beer cans. Fence was moved to the side and several families...More

2  Thank emendoza99
Reviewed 11 November 2014

We visited in late October, late enough to miss the Summer crowds and before the Winter snow. We were able to walk around the fence without issue. If you choose to do so, use common sense! No standing next to or on top of active...More

2  Thank IrishTomKat
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Interesting place with the geothermal activity. Not much to do and way off the beaten path. If this stuff intrigues you its worth the stop. Otherwise I would leave it behind.

2  Thank OregonKayaker
Reviewed 1 November 2014

If you've never been to Yellowstone, this is worth seeing! The walk is short but a bit steep uphill from the creek. I suggest seeing late in the day when temps are lower. That way, you can see more steam and get better pictures.

3  Thank Deanna J
Reviewed 19 October 2014

Very weird.. A creek in the middle os the high desert that is hot enough to cook fish and humans?!!! The area used to be unfenced allowing bathing but ten years back the activity soared with many people getting hurt so nw it is fenced....More

5  Thank HBmike001
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can i get there with public transportation from the Village?
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may one go into the hot springs water? Fee?
19 July 2016|
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.
where is it???
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