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Cool place in the middle of nowhere!

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Luis Obispo, CA
Fascinating! But be careful!

My wife and I took our two little kids here and it was a very educational and fascinating... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hake J
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You can relax in the heated springs of this popular fishing spot.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Mammoth Lakes, CA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Backpacker_0905
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It is pretty quick and easy to find the Hot Springs Geologic Site after you leave the town of Mammoth Lakes. You won’t need a whole lot of time there, but it is worth a stop for some of the uniqueness and pretty views. First...More

1  Thank David E
Reviewed 29 June 2017

We were on our way to Tahoe which is about an 8 hour drive. We used this stop as a driving break to get out and stretch. This is a beautiful area with a nice hike along a rushing creek. There are information boards about...More

4  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on our way from Mammoth Lakes to Lone Pine. Interesting to read the info on the signs. We walked from parking lot to creek. Easy short walk. This activity is short, allow an hour

1  Thank Heb2013
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Getting there right now is a little dicey given that you will encounter patches of snow and puddles. There's room to maneuver around them, however. Most of the way consist of gravel road and there are parts that have bad wash boarding. Still, I think...More

Thank 0garibaldi0
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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