Hot Creek Trout Hatchery

121 Hot Creek Road
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Toll free phone: 760-934-2664

Local phone: 760-934-2664


Daily: 8:00am - 3:30pm

Just south of Mammoth Lakes, Hot Creek Trout Hatchery is a historic site of trout production and a major supplier of trout for the excellent fishing in nearby lakes and streams. The Owens River, Lake Crowley, geothermal sites of interest, beautiful alpine lakes and Mammoth Mountain, are all within a short drive of Hot Creek Hatchery. Check for dates of the Annual Trout Fest!

Traveler Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

Overall Rating: 4.0

based on 55 reviews

Interesting Quick Stop
The fish hatchery is worth a quick stop. They do close at 3 PM. It takes about 30 minutes to look around. The signs by the parking area are informative. One area of the hatchery is no longer used...
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Fun with Kids
Great place to go with kids. If the ranger is there you will also get to feed the fish and learn about how CA repopulates trout in our local lakes.
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Great spot for kids of all ages to learn about Trout
If you are a trout fisherman or are simply curious, this Hatchery like other state run Trout Hatcheries is a great place to learn something 'new'. Easy to follow, self guided, impressive to most...
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Takes 1 - 2 hours