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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: +1 530-573-2674
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Taylor Creek all Year Round

Love walking Taylor Creek. It's beautiful all year round. Each season brings it's own unique beauty. Watching the salmon spawn is an extra treat. Their colors are beautiful.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Phyllis R
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Vallejo, California
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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love walking Taylor Creek. It's beautiful all year round. Each season brings it's own unique beauty. Watching the salmon spawn is an extra treat. Their colors are beautiful.

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Morro Bay, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Taylor Creek Visitors Center just off Hwy 89 in South Lake Tahoe is a great place to take children of any age. Well paved trails have information stations about animals, plants, and insects in the area. There is an under stream viewing room where trout and land lock salmon can be seen in their natural habitat. It's all free and... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful mountain scenery as you stroll on the flat path through the area. Once a year the Sockeye salmon swim back to their birthing place to spawn and die.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an easy walk. Paths are all paved, so pretty easy to navigate with a stroller or wheelchair. Viewing chamber is a fun way to see local fish. Visitors' Center has a lot of info, and there are often demonstrations during the summer. Our favorite activity is the wildlife demonstration during the salmon festival (first weekend of Oct).

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Thank 16jess
Tahoe Vista, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Get up and close to where the bears frequent during their last chance to pile on the calories before the winter! The trail system is a very pleasant walk and level and once you arrive (about 15 minutes), the salmon are right in front of you in the watery stream. Sign that are posted just remind the visitors about chance... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did this short little hike and found it to be very pretty. Part of it was flooded, but we just went the other way. Loved looking at the fall colors.

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Orlando, FL
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Because of the rain we didn't get to experience the underground viewing of the salmon but the views and paths here were magnificent! Would love to go back in better weather to see the entire place.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I love going to Taylor Creek every year and this year I was not disappointed. I came just after a heavy rain, so there was a lot of water in the creek and actually some flooded areas on the trail. The fall is my favorite time to see the beautiful aspen groves and the Kocanye Salmon spawning. I have seen... More 

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Thank Dianne J
Ventura, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Salmon are running in October. We enjoyed the walk, and saw a bear. Absolutely make this a stop. Also a nice easy trail to the beach

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Northern CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

My family has enjoyed this place for years. On this particular visit, I was with three friends who had never been there. They all enjoyed the beautiful walk down to the stream profile. After that, we walked to the Tallac Historic Site. A very enjoyable way to spend the afternoon!

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