Lake Tahoe’s Taylor Creek Fall Fish Festival 2014   2 comments

By Michelle Portesi

 

Kokanee salmon spawning in Taylor Creek, CA

Kokanee salmon spawning in Taylor Creek, CA

 

Last Year’s Fall Fish Festival was cancelled due to the government shutdown. Wouldn’t you know, Taylor Creek Visitor’s Center is one of the few National Parks in the Tahoe basin, as most are state run. But this year it’s on for this weekend October 4th and 5th from 10am until 4pm.  The visitor center will play host to a full day of family fun sure to be both entertaining and informative. If you’ve never been there, do be sure to go to the river viewing chamber where you can watch what goes on under the water of a river bed.  Fall is the best time to walk along the lovely trails that follow the river as the area is laden with aspens. Watch out for bears though, as fall is the time they engorge themselves on the spawning salmon in the creek as they fatten up for their winter hibernation.

Right next door is the Historic Baldwin Estate. While the tours through the old mansion have ended for the season, the grounds are still open for wandering. It’s one of the most peaceful and beautiful areas when you have it all to meander by yourself.

 

Lake Tahoe and Truckee abound in bike trails, perfect for a ride or a leisurely stroll.

Lake Tahoe and Truckee abound in bike trails, perfect for a ride or a leisurely stroll.

 

If a bike ride is more in your plans, there is a wonderful bike trail that follows that entire area of South Lake Tahoe’s  Historic Area. Camp Richardson is just down the road a piece, and will also be hosting its Octoberfest celebration this weekend as well. And a bike may be the best way to get around all of what’s going on there this weekend, as parking for your car can be a bit dicey with so many events in the area. If you do drive, plan to come early.

For more information, read up on everything that’s happening in the area here:

The Examiner- Fall Fish Festival at Taylor Creek Visitors Center

Octoberfest at Historic Camp Richardson Resort

Tahoe Heritage Foundation

 

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2 responses to “Lake Tahoe’s Taylor Creek Fall Fish Festival 2014

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  1. Taylor Creek is not a Nationsl Park but a wonderful center on the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, US Forest Service.

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