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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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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 1 week ago
Martinez, California
WOW - The Aquarium is amazing

WOW but you have to go there a week or two before Columbus Day to see the salmon spawning in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank MSMoratorio
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank JudiR132
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Jack A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Sierra k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank GE3-95037
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

26  Thank Whitsdaqueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

1  Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank kabulbuck
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank janetmcd1665
Reviewed 18 October 2018

We have done this hike as a family several times and always enjoy the beauty, scenery, birds, seeing the salmon. We were a little disappointed the place to see the salmon through the glass was closed.

Thank Wanda K
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robert c
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.