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Beutifull place

It is an amazing place to visit, we came in February. I am sure it is great all year long. Getting... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2015
Eleena G
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Hot Creek

Great place to practice your fly casting and try to catch wild rainbow, brown and brook trout. The... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2015
Kent S
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 7 November 2015

It is an amazing place to visit, we came in February. I am sure it is great all year long. Getting to it is not that easy, would recommend an SUV

1  Thank Eleena G
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Great place to practice your fly casting and try to catch wild rainbow, brown and brook trout. The road is very rough and dusty (unpaved) and the hike down requires good hiking shoes so you don't slip on the loose dirt/rocks with your flyrod in...More

1  Thank Kent S
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We visited the Forest Service's facility in Mammoth Lakes and were warned to NOT take a dip in Hot Creek. Geyser activity is peaking and temps exceed 200 degrees in places. The literature from the U.S. Geological Survey (U.S.G.S.) and the Forest Service have published...More

9  Thank Tenighir
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Hot Creek is one of those places you should see once but don't need to see again. It's an interesting geological feature that you can't have direct access to for safety reasons. I understand that the fishing is great further down the creek (but is...More

1  Thank Carol D
Reviewed 27 June 2015

Outside, across from Convict Lake and near the little airport, this fish hatchery is a great, informative place to visit. Staff is informative.

3  Thank Ashley L
Reviewed 16 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 15 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 31 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 26 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 30 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
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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