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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Fall colors and foliage as the Salmon swim by

I have been here twice when visiting South Lake Tahoe. There is an underground viewing area where... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Cid Y
Moss Beach, California
Place to be in October, when thouthsands of Kokanee salmon migrate into Taylor Creek

During the month of October, thouthsands of Kokanee salmon migrate from the lake into Taylor Creek... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2018
Martinez, California
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

I have been here twice when visiting South Lake Tahoe. There is an underground viewing area where you can see the salmon swim by, as well as an easy trail to stroll along the edge of the creek and one can even see beaver dams...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Cid Y
Reviewed 12 November 2018

During the month of October, thouthsands of Kokanee salmon migrate from the lake into Taylor Creek to find places to lay their eggs. The fish show an intense red color over all its bodies. The Visitors Center has a viewing window into the water flowing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank MSMoratorio
Reviewed 7 November 2018

WOW but you have to go there a week or two before Columbus Day to see the salmon spawning in the aquarium at the Center!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JudiR132
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The visitors' center is small and mostly serves as a restroom break and jumping off point for two half-mile hiking trails. One trail is down and back to the lake and sandy beach. The second trail is a loop with a below ground viewing spot...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jack A
Reviewed 29 October 2018

This an easy paved trail walk that offers plenty of photo opportunities. The.y children enjoyed it education center with an up close view of the salmon was closed due to damage. We went last year and m

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sierra k
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

A must do on our list of things to do on our annual Tahoe trip. Saw several bird species, beaver activity(no beavers though) and of course salmon running.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GE3-95037
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Are the salmon still there? I normally take my boys up before this time, I’d still like to take them this week. Thanks in advance.

Date of experience: October 2018
27  Thank Whitsdaqueen
Reviewed 23 October 2018

The salmon are running this year and for the first year we have been to Taylor Creek, we were actually able to see Salmon who made the long trip to spawn. Great feeling to finally see this event.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Seeing the salmon run was the highlight. Also learned about the pine trees crowding out the aspens. The stream viewing center was closed for updates; I had seen it before, but was looking forward to another visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kabulbuck
Reviewed 19 October 2018

We've visited S Lake Tahoe many times but this was a new experience for us. Arrived a week after the "fish festival" Oct 6-7 but could still walk a 1/4 mi to see the Kokanee Salmon swimming in the pool. There is access for strollers...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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27 June 2017|
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Response from Mytinimartini | Reviewed this property |
I believe so. There was one section that was closed off due to flooding but well marked with signs
4 June 2017|
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Response from kimfE3697VE | Reviewed this property |
The trails are open for walking 24 hours a day. The Rainbow Trail is the exception at the moment. It is normally a loop trail, however currently about 25 yards of this trail is closed due to high water, While the majority... More
21 March 2017|
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Response from Terry D | Reviewed this property |
Depends on how much snow is left. The paved trails are not plowed. The visitors center will probably not be open until Memorial Day.