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Went out to see the hot pools, stunning.

Didn't fish but went out to the hot pools to see them. A few miles of well groomed gravel with a... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Tahoe, California
Hot Creek Geological Site

This was our first stop before going to Convict Lake coming from Mammoth Lakes. It is off the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gravel road” (10 reviews)
“hot water” (5 reviews)
Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Didn't fish but went out to the hot pools to see them. A few miles of well groomed gravel with a 20mph speed limit is the only negative. The pools are brilliant blue and the water appears to be nearly or actually boiling in spots...More

Thank Flyboy22
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This was our first stop before going to Convict Lake coming from Mammoth Lakes. It is off the Hwy.395 down a few miles of gravel road to the Geological site.where there are a parking lot with picnic area and toilets. Once you reach there ,you...More

1  Thank Ghaith391
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Secluded site, the road is unpaved but passable. You can’t go too close, but the turquoise pools and the bubbling mud are unique and beautiful. It was a good stop on the way from Vegas to Mammoth Lakes.

1  Thank Ido D
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Nice out of the way place to visit. Interesting, bubbling, scalding hot springs. There is also a short hike along the trout stream if you are interested.

Thank JerseyJack_11
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Cool place in the middle of nowhere! Cool rocks and beautiful river/creek! Bathrooms at the parking lot.

Thank Backpacker_0905
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I took our two little kids here and it was a very educational and fascinating experience! We learned what a caldera is and why the natural hot spring ended up forming there. The water was a cool looking blue green color. We...More

3  Thank Hake J
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Good sized parking with picnic area and toilets. You can smell the sulphur as you get out the car. Springs are a short walk down a tarmac path, really beautiful with bright blue waters. Signs are posted saying you shouldn't pass the fences but there...More

Thank adkuk2302
Reviewed 9 August 2017

High desert stream with finicky trout. Several places in the area to dip into a hot spring. Trail can freeze and get slippery in the winter

Thank James J
Reviewed 13 July 2017

We weren't sure quite what to expect but as we were interested in the seismic history of the area we thought we would check it out. There is a car park and toilets at the end of a part tarmac'd and part gravel road. It's...More

2  Thank Eelizzybeth
Reviewed 11 July 2017

A short walk from a parking lot accessed from a gravel road is a beautiful sight. There is risk if you go into the creek as geothermal activity is unpredictable but well worth the time to see!

Thank 57BillR
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Questions & Answers
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.
1 January 2015|
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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