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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Beautiful hiking trails, beaches, and salmon viewing

Only open late Spring to Early Fall, but the hiking trails are our favorites! Birding, hiking near... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
San Francisco, California
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Great walk but be careful!

Loved this walk. Most things were closed because its not summer. Most of the paths were flooded... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
San Antonio, Texas
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Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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All reviews salmon underground viewing fish viewing area nature walk early october nice walk easy walk all ages helpful rangers glass viewing well worth the stop the loop fall colors forest service wild flowers great for kids camp richardson
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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Only open late Spring to Early Fall, but the hiking trails are our favorites! Birding, hiking near lake, beautiful beaches for a picnic, great interpretive signage.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 444ellenm
Reviewed 23 November 2017

Loved this walk. Most things were closed because its not summer. Most of the paths were flooded with water so I got soaked! It was still an enjoyable trip though. Worth it.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank briannareasoner
Reviewed 14 November 2017

I have been to Lake Tahoe for many years. This was the first time I had come across the Taylor Creek Visitors Center. I had never known that Lake Tahoe had a marshlands area! This is a great place to see some very unique nature...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank silvaraider
Reviewed 3 November 2017

The walk was easy and barrier free. A very thoughtful array of signage through the walk to the creek the salmon were spawning and were quite a sight along the river, especially from the bridge. Great views of the mountains.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank JuanDiego1949
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was the first place we visited on our day of nature exploration and I definitely recommend everyone to visit. There is a lot to learn about Lake Tahoe and you get to see all different types of landscapes. This is an easy hike for...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Janet N
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We have visited Taylor Creek several times over the years, but the Fall is always the best. Between the changing Aspens and the Kokanee salmon returning to spawn, a pleasant short walk becomes a must see. You can even walk underground for an up close...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Z8169MQkeithr
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful 1/2 mile (paved) trail where you can watch the Salmon spawning. Very family/pet friendly. Excellent for taking photograph.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank stacypaiz
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

Underwater viewing of the Kokanee run. Taylor creek great for kids too. Lots of Salmon in the river and occasional bears feasting

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank calsun99
Reviewed 18 October 2017

We enjoyed our visit as we got to see the Salmon run! What an exceptional experience and it was great to see the fall colors along the walking path, The park is very clean and sing along the was was helpful.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank padorders
Reviewed 18 October 2017

The visitor center serves a walking trail leading to a stream that has a fresh water salmon run during early October. About 100 salmon were there. They weren't doing much, just huddling together in an eddy. The trails go through nice wetlands, however.

Date of experience: October 2017
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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.