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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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+1 530-573-2674

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A rare, free close-up experience with nature!

Taylor Creek is a gem and a "must see" while visiting Lake Tahoe. The site is accessible, interpretive signs are award-winning and the rangers are knowledgeable and friendly. Not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Taylor Creek is a gem and a "must see" while visiting Lake Tahoe. The site is accessible, interpretive signs are award-winning and the rangers are knowledgeable and friendly. Not only can you walk through the stream profile chamber, with a fish viewing tank and a walk-through diorama, but you can also access the lake through the site. It is beautiful... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A must for the family if you are here in the fall. Kokanee salmon are swimming up Taylor creek and the profile chamber gives you a view from under the creek. It's educational and extremely accessible for W/Cs, families, etc. Nice paved walking paths where you might see eagles or the occasional black bears (they are shy creatures and it's... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited in late October and this is the first time we were at Taylor's Creek during the Salmon Spawning Season and also during Fall when the Aspens turn a beautiful gold color. The trail is easy and beautiful and though sad, it's interesting to see the Salmon close up through the windows along the creek at the visitor center.... More 

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Love walking Taylor Creek. It's beautiful all year round. Each season brings it's own unique beauty. Watching the salmon spawn is an extra treat. Their colors are beautiful.

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Morro Bay, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Taylor Creek Visitors Center just off Hwy 89 in South Lake Tahoe is a great place to take children of any age. Well paved trails have information stations about animals, plants, and insects in the area. There is an under stream viewing room where trout and land lock salmon can be seen in their natural habitat. It's all free and... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Beautiful mountain scenery as you stroll on the flat path through the area. Once a year the Sockeye salmon swim back to their birthing place to spawn and die.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is an easy walk. Paths are all paved, so pretty easy to navigate with a stroller or wheelchair. Viewing chamber is a fun way to see local fish. Visitors' Center has a lot of info, and there are often demonstrations during the summer. Our favorite activity is the wildlife demonstration during the salmon festival (first weekend of Oct).

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Tahoe Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Get up and close to where the bears frequent during their last chance to pile on the calories before the winter! The trail system is a very pleasant walk and level and once you arrive (about 15 minutes), the salmon are right in front of you in the watery stream. Sign that are posted just remind the visitors about chance... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Did this short little hike and found it to be very pretty. Part of it was flooded, but we just went the other way. Loved looking at the fall colors.

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Because of the rain we didn't get to experience the underground viewing of the salmon but the views and paths here were magnificent! Would love to go back in better weather to see the entire place.

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