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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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Go when the salmon are spawning. Pretty anytime but special then.

This smaller California State Park features an underground/stream side viewing station to be able to view the life inside the Taylor Creek. When the salmon are spawning it's... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Incline Village, Nevada
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Incline Village, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This smaller California State Park features an underground/stream side viewing station to be able to view the life inside the Taylor Creek. When the salmon are spawning it's particularly amazing to be there - being careful to avoid the bears looking for a meal of salmon.

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have always loved coming to Taylor Creek and visiting the stream profile. It is a wonderful walk through the woods, marsh and to the creek. The visitor center is always a great stop for Forest Service guides and information. We love walking down to the Lake from the center and looking at the different ducks, birds and many squirrels.... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another one of my favorite walks. This one is good if you only have about an hour, but want to get in some good photo ops. Meadows abound on this easy walk. The trail takes you by the fish hatchery, where you can get an under water view of the local trout and salmon. An Eagle nesting ground, Beaver Dams... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Taylor Creek is a gem and a "must see" while visiting Lake Tahoe. The site is accessible, interpretive signs are award-winning and the rangers are knowledgeable and friendly. Not only can you walk through the stream profile chamber, with a fish viewing tank and a walk-through diorama, but you can also access the lake through the site. It is beautiful... More 

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A must for the family if you are here in the fall. Kokanee salmon are swimming up Taylor creek and the profile chamber gives you a view from under the creek. It's educational and extremely accessible for W/Cs, families, etc. Nice paved walking paths where you might see eagles or the occasional black bears (they are shy creatures and it's... More 

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Kfar Saba, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We visited in late October and this is the first time we were at Taylor's Creek during the Salmon Spawning Season and also during Fall when the Aspens turn a beautiful gold color. The trail is easy and beautiful and though sad, it's interesting to see the Salmon close up through the windows along the creek at the visitor center.... More 

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Vallejo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 15 November 2016

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 14 November 2016

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 13 November 2016

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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