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Address: Emerald Bay Road, CA
Phone Number: +1 530-573-2600
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Stop by for some tourist info and catch a glimpse of trout and salmon in...

Stop by for some tourist info and catch a glimpse of trout and salmon in the Stream Profile Chamber.

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Steep Cliffs, Driving Tips, and Survival Instincts

Driving around Lake Tahoe is an absolutely beautiful experience. It can also be incredibly stressful and totally frustrating. We’ve been there four times, so for first-timers... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 July 2016
Joseph L
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Driving around Lake Tahoe is an absolutely beautiful experience. It can also be incredibly stressful and totally frustrating. We’ve been there four times, so for first-timers, here are a few driving tips for getting around the lake: Let’s start with sheer cliff-edge driving conditions, especially on the California side where there are even fewer guardrails along the cliffs. This review... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2015

This place/area is wonderful, informative, and always has staff in the area during the day. There is so much to see and read about, a person could spend hours there. If you're lucky you might even see Smokey Bear if there is some celebration going on. Very close to Camp Richardson and Valhalla and beaches and Taylor Creek is an... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

Fascinating nature lesson about the Kokanee Salmon. They were spawning at the time we were there. A ranger was on site to explain what we were seeing. Bear were in the area and others saw them. The creek fish viewing chamber was awesome. Take a lunch. A must stop while driving around the beautiful lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

This is a great free place to visit, with the Taylor Creek fish viewing chamber, lakeside beach, interpretative materials and picnic tables a big plus. Wilderness permits available at the site if backpacking or hiking into nearby Desolation Wilderness. It's on bike path between Camp Richardson and Spring Creek. Restrooms with running water kept pretty clean. Beach is nice sand,... More 

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