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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Nice Walk, Spectacular Views

We visited on 5/29, and the visitor center was closed. It is not scheduled to open until early... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Mesa, Arizona
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Family easy hike

a stop here is always worth it. interactive signage around the hiking loop makes for an... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Morgan Hill, California
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Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

We went on Tuesday June 19th. The visitor center was closed . We took the Rainbow Trail and the river tunnel was closed for repairs. We enjoyed the hike but was extremely disappointed for our first experience on Lake Tahoe.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jgray0615
Reviewed 2 June 2018

The facility is currently open only on weekends. It would mostly certainly have been nice indeed if there were a sign at the turnoff from hwy 89 indicating as much so as to avoid having to drive all the way in, park, and then...and only...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank ltaku
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited on 5/29, and the visitor center was closed. It is not scheduled to open until early July. Trails were open. Well worth the stop. The views of Mt Tallac and the Taylor Creek are beautiful.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank TxWaccamaw
Reviewed 29 April 2018

a stop here is always worth it. interactive signage around the hiking loop makes for an interesting and informative easy hike

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank GE3-95037
Reviewed 20 April 2018

I try to make it to Taylor Creek at least once a month or about once a week during the summer. A great place to observe how a creek environment can transform throughout the seasons. Wildflowers, aspens, willows, beavers, migrating fish, bears, lots of variety,...More

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank Worldcycle
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Great place for a casual nature walk. The views of the mountains are very nice. There are displays of some of the area animals and a place where you can view fish. In the fall you can see the salmon running and on occasion, bears...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank TahoeMounty
Reviewed 4 March 2018

This visitor's center delivers multiple learning venues from the stream profile chamber to the amphitheater to multiple interpretive trails. Activities vary through the seasons and it is a great place to observe nature as well as just hang out for a picnic.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank AngoraPat
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Taylor Creek Visitors Center is a nice pleasant place to see nature at any time of year. It has dedicated paths that meander thru Aspen forest, marsh meadows, willow glens and creek side shallows. It even has a interpretive center showing what's under the water,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
4  Thank Bob F
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This is a great place to see your tax dollars working really well. Outstanding interpretive trails and exhibits to help kids and adults alike understand the Natural History and ecology of the Tahoe basin. Prime summer months include a semi-underground viewing ("Stream Profile") display --...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank flyingmax
Reviewed 3 January 2018

The visitor's center has a stream profile, so that you can watch trout and salmon swim. It has great views of the mountains, and a path down to the beach. A MUST WHEN IN TAHOE.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Stephanie N
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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.