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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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Perect afternoon

We actually started out here and walked to the Tallac Museum and then walked back and did the Rainbow Trail Walk. Beautiful area and perfect day

Reviewed 11 July 2016
Lompoc, California
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Lompoc, California
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

We actually started out here and walked to the Tallac Museum and then walked back and did the Rainbow Trail Walk. Beautiful area and perfect day

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 703 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

A very nice visitor center, with tons of information about the area. At the south end of the lake. friendly staff, and lots of trails around the center too. plenty of parking.

Thank Bernardo F
Petaluma, California
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

For the last thirty years we have brought our own kids, along with our guests of all ages to the visitor center and walk at Taylor Creek. Can't imagine anyone not enjoying the short stroll along the creek and into the fish viewing station. However, for the best experience visit in October when the Kokanee Salmon are in the creek.

Thank Les S
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Reviewed 5 July 2016

We stopped here on our way to Emerald Bay. The hike itself is very pretty, with interesting facts about the watershed. The kids enjoyed the fish viewing area as well.

Thank Vaidy G
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Reviewed 4 July 2016

Love the dog friendly beach here, and the trails and picnic areas! Thumbs up! And talk about great views of Mt. Tallac! Just pick up your trash people, this is Tahoe, not LA!

Thank Robert A
South Lake Tahoe, California
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The visitor center at Taylor Creek is a great place to participate in Lake Tahoe's forest area. The Rainbow Trail is an easy walk/hike that takes you to the creek and there is a stream profile there that when it's open you can see underneath the creek and view the local fish etc. Bears can be seen on occasion in... More 

1 Thank HeavenlyTahoeGirl
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

We were driving around Lake Tahoe and my daughter suggested we stop to see the park. We are so glad we stopped. The scenery was beautiful and the trail to the underwater viewing of the creek was an adventure. One part of the trail was flooded but at the insistence of my grandson we decided to wade through. Our grandson... More 

1 Thank Jdhopson
San Antonio, Texas
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

The walk itself is easy and through tall trees offering shade. There is a lot useful educational information on Watersheds, Succession and worth showing the kids. My kids aged 14 and 9 found their science lessons more relevant while enjoying the peaceful walk and observing the flora and fauna... They kept looking out for wildlife and spotted some birds.

Thank Aparna P
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

The exhibit is a subterranean room which has displays about the surrounding outdoor environment including a 25' long 6' high glass wall which permits a view into a lagoon of the Taylor Creek stream channel, complete with fish and other aquatic life swimming or floating by the wall.

3 Thank Ken S
Indio, California
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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We first visited the Visitors Center where a very friendly ranger went over the trails. We decided to first do the Rainbow Trail - a board walk over the wet lands. About 20 minutes slow walk reading interesting information signs as well as visiting the salmon underwater observation rooms. No salmon to observe until spawning in September. Then did the... More 

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