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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Don't miss this with your kids in the summer months.

This is a great place to see your tax dollars working really well. Outstanding interpretive trails... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tahoe, CA
Great views

The visitor's center has a stream profile, so that you can watch trout and salmon swim. It has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephanie N
South Lake Tahoe, California
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“salmon” (113 reviews)
Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank flyingmax
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Stephanie N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Ellen M
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.

1  Thank vandals2018
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

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.

Thank lessieg2017
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

1  Thank Janet N
Reviewed 25 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

1  Thank Keith R
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Reviewed 23 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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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

Thank calsun99
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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.