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The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located near Camp Richardson on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. It is free to enter and offers both adult and children an up-close view of the local flora and fauna.... Read More
The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is located near Camp Richardson on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. It is free to enter and offers both adult and children an up-close view of the local flora and fauna. The paved trails and bridges throughout the marshlands are stroller friendly and there are both guided and self guided interpretive trails, an underground "aquarium" area where you can see an actual part of Taylor Creek. During the fall the Kokanee Salmon are spawning and visitors can watch the process through glass windows. There is also a 180 degree curved diorama that illustrates life above and below the water. Be sure to look for the raccoon, crayfish, bats, frog, Stellar Jay, Bald Eagles, butterflies, and the slug. In winter, the Taylor Creek area becomes a cross-country ski area especially suited to beginners. Using the area is free, but you need to purchase a California SNO-PARK permit for your vehicle. It comes to about $5 a day or $25 for a season.
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Both the outdoor hiking trails and the interpretive center with the dioramas are free.
- Best for Parks Because: The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is great for all ages
- Best for Sightseeing Because: Taylor Creek is best in the fall when the salmon are spawning.
- Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Taylor Creek is open all year long for families.
- Best for Museums Because: One of the best outdoor museums. Taylor Creek shows the life of the creeks of the Sierra. You might even see a bear.