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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Family hike at Taylor Creek

We have done this hike as a family several times and always enjoy the beauty, scenery, birds... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Wanda K
Saw Salmon!

This was such a pleasant park that I stopped twice. We saw salmon both times on the rainbow trail... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Charleston, IL
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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.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

This was such a pleasant park that I stopped twice. We saw salmon both times on the rainbow trail and also enjoyed the lake trail. Beautiful!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is a pretty place with nice trails. The best part, if you time it right, is when the Salmon run up the river to Fallen Leaf lake. The Bears will be out almost all the time looking for the Salmon. The actual Salmon steps...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Oh my Gosh! This made my trip. We got to see a Mama bear and her two cubs. They were just 25 feet from us on the other side of the creek bank . Catching Salmon. This is a trip I will never forget. Let...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Beverly K
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Stopped because of the talk of salmon in the creek. Well worth the stop. Easy trail to walk. Observed salmon swimming up stream and in several pools. Had a momma bear and her 2 cubs cross the trail ahead of us and them run across...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 9 October 2018

This provides a nice low-key activity for when you're tired of the casinos and not up for a major hike or bike ride. It's a half mile stroll on a pretty, paved (accessible) trail to a stream where the salmon spawn in the fall. There...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Beth M
Reviewed 9 October 2018

always love walking out here, so peaceful and pretty. They had the fall fish fest, which was fun, very informative.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnnaJohnWin
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Here is an excellent oppertunity to walk amoung the tall piine trees and take in the fresh smells while in the safety of a 1 mile well maintained trail. Includes trip past the river where samon spawn and beavers are active building a dam. Placards...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Easy to park. Easy walk. You can walk to Vallhalla and Camp Richardson. Obviously the best time to go is during the yearly salmon run last week of September, first couple of weeks of August. Although the Kokanee salmon are not indigenous (translocated in 1944),...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank andycoyle
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Taylor Creek in September when the salmon spawn is a treat for the whole family. Thousands of salmon gather for the spawning. There is an occasional bear enjoying the spectacle with a somewhat different intent, but they are busy doing what they do and leave...More

Date of experience: September 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.