Hot Creek Geothermal Area, Mammoth Lakes, California
Mammoth Lakes, California| Map |
The Hot Creek Geothermal Area is one of America’s unique geological features that’s well worth exploring on a family vacation. Located in Long Valley not far from Mammoth, Hot Creek features active geysers, fumaroles, mudpots and hot springs - the full range of weird geothermal activity that’s sure to fascinate one and all. The hot springs and streams vary in temperature from boiling to icy, though there are a few warm spots perfect for wading and bathing. Hot Creek is popular with locals and visitors alike and can get busy on weekends – but there’s plenty of room to enjoy oneself. People even visit in winter, by skiing in to the springs! For something different and refreshing for families to for a few hours, the Hot Creek Geothermal Area is a perfect choice.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Make sure small children are closely watched as water temperature varies and can become scalding in places.
Address: Mammoth Lakes, California| Map
Hours: Open 24 hours. Area is affected by snow during the winter. More Info
Price: Free More Info