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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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We were too early to see the fish

The Ranger on duty said the fish hadn't started their run yet & that water is released on the... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2016
nice short walks and very knowledgeble

been there with 3 kids and we all loved it. it's free entrance and has 2 short walks - one along... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Hannan G
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Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Ranger on duty said the fish hadn't started their run yet & that water is released on the weekends to assist the fish migration. We'll try to come back in early October to see the Kokanee make their run.

Thank 270travelers
Reviewed 28 September 2016

been there with 3 kids and we all loved it. it's free entrance and has 2 short walks - one along the stream - where you can see salmon, trouts and crayfish. there is a wonderful part where the U.S forest services actually built a...More

1  Thank Hannan G
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I walked the trail today. All paths are paved and easily accessible by young and old. It has some nice scenic views of Mt. Tallic and Lake Tahoe.

Thank Lester B
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This is perfect for all ages. The trail is flat and very shaded. The visitor center folks are extremely helpful. We enjoyed every minute. You can bring your dogs but they just can't go into the underground viewing spot which is optional On the trail.

Thank mercypharmd
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Lovely recreation area just past Camp Richardson and Fallen Leaf Lake road. Well-maintained, attractive facilities, with visitor information, permits, passes, maps and guidebooks. There are self-guided trails, programs led by naturalists, special speakers, and kids programs. The most unusual attraction is the stream profile chamber,...More

1  Thank lcat3
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Best to go here in the fall when the salmon are running , we watched a bear trying to get a salmon on one occasion.

2  Thank needmorevacations105
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Our family never tires of visiting the Taylor Creek Visitor Center. The nature walk is easy, and very interesting. The kids in our family thoroughly enjoyed our most recent visit earlier this week.

Thank badgerlair
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We come here every time we are in South Shore. It is a great place to take the kids, especially in the fall when the aspens have turned. There are a number of different trails from the visitor center. Our favorite is the Rainbow Trail....More

2  Thank jgsherwood
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed walking on rainbow trail in morning. It was quite so it was nice to hear sounds that come from nature. Plenty of reading material along the way so it was self guided tour :) Saw small fish and underwater view. Also very easy trail...More

1  Thank LikesVacation
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Must see for a short hike and a great dog beach. The beaver only come out a night but you can see their handy work. A state run project to help save Lake Tahoe Great ADA attraction, wheel chair friendly wooden walkways.

1  Thank Charles M
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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
5 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
Charlesvincent A
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.