Hot Creek


The area around Hot Creek is rich with evidence of geothermal activity. Placards at the site explain the geothermal phenomena (which are fueled by magma a mere three miles below the surface) and help identify local wildlife. Note the dead stand of trees in along the shores of Horseshoe Lake which by high levels of carbon dioxide seeping up from the mountain base. Hot Creek is also a prime trout fishing stream, and attracts its share of anglers, as well (catch and release only). Consult guidebooks, available locally, for directions to other nearby hot-spring soaking tubs. Hot Creek is located six miles south of Mammoth Lakes, on a road that diverges from Highway 395. Watch for signs. Open during daylight hours. For more information, call the National Forest Service's Mammoth Ranger Station and Visitor Center at 760-924-5500.


Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546


37.66052200, -118.82774200
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(760) 924-5500

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