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Address: Mammoth Lakes, CA
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.

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GR8 Geothermal and Historic Site

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... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
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Cardiff
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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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Cashiers, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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 so green along the edge. I thought the color of the water was very interesting... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 the Creek, too.

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Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016

Hot Creek is off of Highway 395 very near Mammoth Airport. It's such a quiet, interesting place. The hot springs are spectacular looking. Such an unusual color.

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 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 mammoth lakes area.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 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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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 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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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 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 places. Very unique experience!

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 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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Mount Vernon, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 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 lures and non-harming hooks for this catch-and-release place. The sun was brilliant, the water all... More 

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