Enjoying beautiful nature is one of the most relaxing things a person can do, but if relaxing also includes self-care for you then you’ve come to the right place.
Mammoth Lakes has plenty of spectacular natural attractions that can help you disconnect from the stress of everyday life, but you can take it a step further by visiting one of Mammoth’s great spas or natural hot springs.
That’s why we’ve listed a few of the best spas and hot springs in Mammoth Lakes below. Check it out, then visit Mammoth Bound to find the best deals on lodging and activities in Mammoth Lakes!
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Wild Willy’s Hot Springs
Even in the summer, there’s nothing that soothes your muscles after a long day of hiking, swimming, or biking in Mammoth Lakes like a hot spring. Fortunately, Wild Willy’s is a natural hot creek that allows you to do just that.
To reach Wild Willy’s Hot Springs you’ll have to drive down a dirt road which may require a high clearance vehicle to cover. Once you reach the parking lot, there will be a short walk down a boardwalk to the creek where you can dip into the water and enjoy the beautiful mountain views!
Crab Cooker Hot Springs
Crab Cooker is another popular natural hot spring in Mammoth Lakes. Despite the name, it’s actually a man-made rock tub that connects to a pipe which feeds in hot water from a nearby spring.
As a result, in order to enjoy the hot spring visitors must fill the tub with hot water from a valve near the tub. The more water you let in, the hotter it gets, so turn off the valve before you leave the spring if you’re alone and make sure you don’t let it get too hot if you’re sharing with other visitors.
On that note, unlike Wild Willy’s, Crab Cooker Hot Springs sits about six people, so there’s a good chance you’ll need to share the water or wait for someone to get out if you don’t visit early in the morning. Like Wild Willy’s, Crab Cooker Hot Springs is reached by driving down a dirt road that may require high clearance in certain areas to clear safely.
Lastly, most of the hot springs in the area are reached by similar roads which are not plowed or maintained in the winter and spring while snow is falling. As a result, Mammoth’s hot springs are unreachable by car until most of the snow in the area melts.
Plan accordingly so you can enjoy Mammoth’s natural hot springs during your visit!