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Overview of Hot Creek Hatchery Spur Road

Accessibility is not guaranteed, always scout ahead before driving down dirt roads.
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Number of Sites 2

Pad Type dirt

Elevation 7,053 ft / 2,149 m

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 5/6/2017
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 5/6/2017
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Meant For Adventure
TX Airstream Sovereign Ford F-250
48 reviews
“Close to Mammoth, limited sites, locals trash it”

Reviewed 5/6/2017

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 5
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We visited Mammoth Lakes, CA during early May after a winter of record-breaking snowfall. Because of the amount of snow, many of the campgrounds and BLM/NFS roads were closed. This site is a small turnaround on BLM land near the airport. There was enough room for our 31' Airstream and Malimish's Casita. If this spot is occupied, you can probably find others as the majority of land out there is BLM. If you're in a truck camper or van, you can take the right split before the turnaround and get a nice small spot with a view.

Upon arrival, we noticed lots of broken glass, shell casings and various trash. After a brief cleanup to protect our dog's paws, we settled in for the work week here. A couple of days later, a local stopped by and basically told us we were on his shooting range. (Ah, so he's the one who trashes the place.) Malimish told him it's BLM land and after an awkward stare down, he drove off in a huff. We didn't see or hear from him again during our time there.

This site is close enough to Mammoth, has great views, and cell service. The downsides are cleanliness and the final stretch of road coming in is narrow. We're in a relatively narrow vintage Airstream (94 inches) and had to hold back a couple bushes so we didn't scratch our polished aluminum.

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Verizon 4G/LTE

Meant For Adventure would stay here again

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35' Tiffin Allegro Red 34QFA 2010 Honda CRV
31 reviews
Hot Creek Boondocking

For our next stop, we moved just about 30 miles down Highway 395 towards Mammoth Lakes.  We found a great boondocking spot off of Hot Creek Hatchery Road.  Can you see our RV in the picture below? T...

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