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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+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... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Lompoc, California
Good visitor center, plenty of trails

A very nice visitor center, with tons of information about the area. At the south end of the lake... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Bernardo F
New York City, New York
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Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
+1 530-573-2674
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Reviewed 10 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

Thank HappyKathy805
Reviewed 9 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
Reviewed 6 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,...More

Thank Les S
Reviewed 4 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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 30 June 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...More

1  Thank HeavenlyTahoeGirl
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...More

1  Thank Jdhopson
Reviewed 27 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...More

Thank Aparna P
Reviewed 26 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...More

3  Thank Ken S
Reviewed 22 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...More

2  Thank themccullochclan
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Charlesvincent A
We will be in the Lake Tahoe Area between April 4-April 7. Will this area be nice to go to around this time?
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.
Hi, if anyone has visited recently...Are there salmon in the river currently? I was going to drive up to take some photos but only want to come if the salmon are there. Thanks!
20 October 2016|
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Response from lana2004 | Reviewed this property |
They are there, but...they are currently trying to keep people away from the creekside path to avoid bothering the salmon. I didn't know this and the ranger I ran into asked me to leave. I was there last weekend.
Yue Y
Hi Aruba, are there lots of Salmons in the stream now?
14 October 2016|
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Response from SeazonedGlobetrotter | Reviewed this property |
Still no salmon, water is a little warmer then it needs to be for it.