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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Really a pretty little park area

We stopped here to see the salmon during spawning. Nice path down to the area and looping back... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
simon s
Felton, California
Worth the Stop

We visited this area by car and then again by bike. Very pretty hike around the grounds... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
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“salmon” (113 reviews)
Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stopped here to see the salmon during spawning. Nice path down to the area and looping back. Very pleasant. Visitor center was closed. Clean restrooms. Lots of students on occasion. Well worth a visit. Plenty of parking.

Thank simon s
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We visited this area by car and then again by bike. Very pretty hike around the grounds, especially in the fall with the Valley colors. Also, we got a chance to see the Kokanee Salmon spawning in the creek (early October). They are bright red...More

Thank Aruba_1st_Timers
Reviewed 10 October 2016

This is a beautiful place in the fall. some Paths are paved. The salmon swim upstream here each fall. There are displays of their lifecycle.

Thank carol4122
Reviewed 6 October 2016

In the fall you can see the Salmon ready to spawn. There are also beaver dams on the short trail to the creek. For a longer walk, there is a trail to the Lake.

Thank California88
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Were able to see salmon at beginning of salmon season. Nice walk includes river profile view. also can take walk down to Lake Tahoe,

Thank TrailWalker408
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Park at the visitor centre and take a stroll down to the lake shore, walk along to Tallic Historic Site, back through the woods, or take the walk around the wetlands to the creek itself. In the autumn you should sea the salmon spawning as...More

Thank Jeffrey1809
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Easy hikes, lots or scenery. Was hoping to spot some bears eating the salmon but appears we went too early in October to spot them.

Thank Kaylee S
Reviewed 6 October 2016

For those whom want to take a short walk and not have to climb hills or mountains, this is the place. Great for seniors and those whom cannot do a strenuous climb. The trail takes in a meadow, marsh and stream. The underwater connection Stream...More

Thank Browns64
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is my favorite part of Lake Tahoe. The Salomon can be seen from the stream profile under the stream. It is wonderful for students. The trail and all of the exhibits are great. But the wild life is the best. There is water fowl...More

1  Thank skywriter44
Reviewed 29 September 2016

The Ranger on duty said the fish hadn't started their run yet & that water is released on the weekends to assist the fish migration. We'll try to come back in early October to see the Kokanee make their run.

Thank 270travelers
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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.