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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Nice nature walks in beautiful setting.

The Taylor Creek area has nature walks, some of which connect to other local sites. There is a... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
VTsoxfan04
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Vermont
Great place to visit and easy trail to see the landscape

The visitor center and much of the attractions (museums, amphitheater, some restrooms) close down... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
Christy L
,
Willoughby, Ohio
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Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
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"salmon"
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"underground viewing"
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"fish viewing area"
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"nice easy trail"
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"early october"
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"nature trail"
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"fish swimming"
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"all ages"
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"ranger station"
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"the loop"
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"beautiful walk"
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"fall colors"
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"great for kids"
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"forest service"
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"rainbow trout"
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Taylor Creek area has nature walks, some of which connect to other local sites. There is a "Stream Watch" chamber, where you can see fish swimming and hopefully spawning in the creek. (Salmon spawn in the fall.) There are panels which explain what is...More

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Reviewed 13 October 2016

The visitor center and much of the attractions (museums, amphitheater, some restrooms) close down in October, but it was still a nice visit. Take the Rainbow trail down to the stream profile that sits mostly underground. You can see small fish in the stream. And...More

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Reviewed 12 October 2016

If you want to have a relaxing walk to the lake, this is the place to stop. The actual visitor center was closed when we visited in October but the paths are well marked. I particularly like the little garden up front that gives name...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went here for salmon run, Were told it's this time of the year. Unfortunately, there was no fish, but enjoyed walking through the forest, trails are very well maintained, lots of places to sit and relax by the water. Lots of wildlife, birdwatching, plenty of...More

1  Thank SeazonedGlobetrotter
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Reviewed 10 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
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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
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Reviewed 9 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
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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
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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
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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
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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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