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Forest Service Visitor Center

Emerald Bay Road, CA
+1 530-573-2600
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Totally Worth a Visit!

The Visitor's center with the walk to the profile chamber is one of our go,to place in Tahoe... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
South Lake Tahoe, CA
Steep Cliffs, Driving Tips, and Survival Instincts

Driving around Lake Tahoe is an absolutely beautiful experience. It can also be incredibly... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Joseph L
Naples, Florida
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Stop by for some tourist info and catch a glimpse of trout and salmon in the Stream Profile Chamber.
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Emerald Bay Road, CA
+1 530-573-2600
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Reviewed 8 April 2017

The Visitor's center with the walk to the profile chamber is one of our go,to place in Tahoe. Depending on the time of year, the creek walk to the chamber can provide amazing opportunities to see spawning Kokanee Salmon, mating ducks, an occasional eagle flying...More

1  Thank Uphilldeb
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...More

1  Thank Joseph L
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...More

3  Thank Rich B
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...More

1  Thank theheatonfamily
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...More

1  Thank notpassive
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