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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Lots of water this year

Big snow year and warm weather means lots of snow melt. Taylor Creek is flowing fast. /Rainbow trail is covered with water but the walk to the beach...Lake of the Sky Trail is... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Big snow year and warm weather means lots of snow melt. Taylor Creek is flowing fast. /Rainbow trail is covered with water but the walk to the beach...Lake of the Sky Trail is very nice.

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

A beautiful walk with educational signs and an underwater display of the Kokanne Salmon. Fascinating in the Fall with the Salmon are running. You might even catch sight of a bear fishing!

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Lake Tahoe Area
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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Taylor Creek IA always a pleasant outing. There is short boardwalk trail through the marsh to the creek. In the fall one can watch the salmon spawn. The stream profile chamber is always a big hit for all ages. This area is close in the winter because it is also a bald eagle nesting area

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This is a great place to visit - when it's not closed. Although it's normally closed during the winter you can typically still walk on the trails. However, it Looks like there was a lot of flooding - downed trees, lots of debris, and parts of the trail are still under water. Normally it opens around Memorial Day. But it... More 

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Incline Village, Nevada
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This smaller California State Park features an underground/stream side viewing station to be able to view the life inside the Taylor Creek. When the salmon are spawning it's particularly amazing to be there - being careful to avoid the bears looking for a meal of salmon.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

We have always loved coming to Taylor Creek and visiting the stream profile. It is a wonderful walk through the woods, marsh and to the creek. The visitor center is always a great stop for Forest Service guides and information. We love walking down to the Lake from the center and looking at the different ducks, birds and many squirrels.... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Another one of my favorite walks. This one is good if you only have about an hour, but want to get in some good photo ops. Meadows abound on this easy walk. The trail takes you by the fish hatchery, where you can get an under water view of the local trout and salmon. An Eagle nesting ground, Beaver Dams... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Taylor Creek is a gem and a "must see" while visiting Lake Tahoe. The site is accessible, interpretive signs are award-winning and the rangers are knowledgeable and friendly. Not only can you walk through the stream profile chamber, with a fish viewing tank and a walk-through diorama, but you can also access the lake through the site. It is beautiful... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A must for the family if you are here in the fall. Kokanee salmon are swimming up Taylor creek and the profile chamber gives you a view from under the creek. It's educational and extremely accessible for W/Cs, families, etc. Nice paved walking paths where you might see eagles or the occasional black bears (they are shy creatures and it's... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited in late October and this is the first time we were at Taylor's Creek during the Salmon Spawning Season and also during Fall when the Aspens turn a beautiful gold color. The trail is easy and beautiful and though sad, it's interesting to see the Salmon close up through the windows along the creek at the visitor center.... More 

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