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Taylor Creek Visitor Center

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Address: Hwy. 89, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone Number: 530 573 2674
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Interesting Free Walk

Casual walk shows the history and creation of Lake Tahoe's. Learn about the plant and animal live around and in the lake and see trout swimming in their natural habitat.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Casual walk shows the history and creation of Lake Tahoe's. Learn about the plant and animal live around and in the lake and see trout swimming in their natural habitat.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We went to Taylor creek in July. It was an easy and hike. There's no entrance fee but you can give donation.If you want to see salmon spawning, we were told it is best to visit in September.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the short beautiful walk from Taylor Creek Visitor Center to the Stream Profile Chamber Viewing Area. it takes about 10 minutes walk one way. The staff at the information center is very helpful with questions one might have. The walk on Rainbow Trail is beautiful. There is both a short trail (the 10 minute walk) or one can... More 

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, for the best experience visit in October when the Kokanee Salmon are in the creek.

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Thank Les S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Vaidy G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the creek and view the local fish etc. Bears can be seen on occasion in... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 flooded but at the insistence of my grandson we decided to wade through. Our grandson... More 

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