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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Easy hike and free trip!

I recommend if you want an easy and quick trip that is free. We parked here and walked the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Brent F
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Savannah, Georgia
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Missed it!

My husband and I visited the Taylor creek visitor center and underground viewing station only to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
laura47f
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Fraser, Michigan
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
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“salmon” (106 reviews)
LOCATION
Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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+1 530-573-2674
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"salmon"
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"underground viewing"
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"fish viewing area"
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"early october"
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"nature trail"
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"all ages"
in 20 reviews
"easy walk"
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"nice walk"
in 13 reviews
"ranger station"
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"glass viewing"
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"fall colors"
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"the loop"
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"great for kids"
in 9 reviews
"forest service"
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"any age"
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"beautiful area"
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"memorial day"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I recommend if you want an easy and quick trip that is free. We parked here and walked the wetlands (bring bug spray!!) and I finally saw our first trout and salmon in their creek. Their underground viewing station was closed... but it was free!...More

Thank Brent F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Taylor creek visitor center and underground viewing station only to find both places were closed! I believe the visitor center is only open on weekends or special occasions and the glass underground viewing station was closed for remodeling. We...More

1  Thank laura47f
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had planned on taking the grandkids on this easy hike and looked forward to the underground glass viewing section. In spite of our disappointment in the closed center, we enjoyed the beautiful trail and many views of the surrounding and varied areas. We thought...More

1  Thank Diane D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went on Tuesday June 19th. The visitor center was closed . We took the Rainbow Trail and the river tunnel was closed for repairs. We enjoyed the hike but was extremely disappointed for our first experience on Lake Tahoe.

Thank Jgray0615
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Reviewed 2 June 2018

The facility is currently open only on weekends. It would mostly certainly have been nice indeed if there were a sign at the turnoff from hwy 89 indicating as much so as to avoid having to drive all the way in, park, and then...and only...More

3  Thank ltaku
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

We visited on 5/29, and the visitor center was closed. It is not scheduled to open until early July. Trails were open. Well worth the stop. The views of Mt Tallac and the Taylor Creek are beautiful.

1  Thank TxWaccamaw
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

a stop here is always worth it. interactive signage around the hiking loop makes for an interesting and informative easy hike

1  Thank GE3-95037
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I try to make it to Taylor Creek at least once a month or about once a week during the summer. A great place to observe how a creek environment can transform throughout the seasons. Wildflowers, aspens, willows, beavers, migrating fish, bears, lots of variety,...More

2  Thank Worldcycle
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Great place for a casual nature walk. The views of the mountains are very nice. There are displays of some of the area animals and a place where you can view fish. In the fall you can see the salmon running and on occasion, bears...More

1  Thank TahoeMounty
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This visitor's center delivers multiple learning venues from the stream profile chamber to the amphitheater to multiple interpretive trails. Activities vary through the seasons and it is a great place to observe nature as well as just hang out for a picnic.

Thank AngoraPat
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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
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65Kazwell
4 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
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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.
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