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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Fantastic Views

I have been to Lake Tahoe for many years. This was the first time I had come across the Taylor... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lodi, California
A beautiful place to stroll and enjoy a sunny day

The walk was easy and barrier free. A very thoughtful array of signage through the walk to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Gaston, Oregon
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Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit as we got to see the Salmon run! What an exceptional experience and it was great to see the fall colors along the walking path, The park is very clean and sing along the was was helpful.

Thank padorders
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitor center serves a walking trail leading to a stream that has a fresh water salmon run during early October. About 100 salmon were there. They weren't doing much, just huddling together in an eddy. The trails go through nice wetlands, however.

Thank EMR326
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We came on a Saturday to a very full parking lot and very small, but nice Visitor Center. There were plenty of Forest Rangers to answer questions. The best part was the nature trail which led us to Kokanee Salmon spawning right below the footbridge.

Thank ManitouExpert
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We really enjoyed the leisurely walk around the Rainbow Trail that starts at the Visitor Center. With mostly evergreens, few trees had much Fall color but the view from the overlook onto the golden meadow was gorgeous. Learning about and watching the salmon spawn was...More

Thank vakamalua
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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.