Taylor Creek

Taylor Creek

Teddy at Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe <br/>Photo Credit: Susan Bracamontes
Teddy at Taylor Creek in South Lake Tahoe
Photo Credit: Susan Bracamontes

South Lake Tahoe, California 96150
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Local Phone: (530) 543-2600

Taylor Creek is located on the west side of Highway 89, just north of Camp Richardson Road. Overnight camping is not allowed.

Fallen Leaf Lake releases water periodically into Taylor Creek. Along with kokanee salmon, the creek is filled with rainbow and brown trout. The Visitors Center includes a fascinating underwater observatory. Leashed pets are permitted at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center and on the trails.  
Recommended Activities: Cross-country skiing, dog sledding and snow play

Please note, pets are not permitted in or near the Taylor Creek Marsh and are not allowed the Stream Profile Chamber.

The SNO-Park program provides winter recreation at locations along the Sierra Nevada. Distinctive brown highway signs located along highways identify the SNO-Parks. 

Each SNO-Park provides visitors access to snow-cleared parking lots and sanitation facilities. Snow conditions determine accessibility and opportunities available at each site.

SNO-Parks are open seasonally between November 1st and May 30th. Visitors are required to display a parking permit for each vehicle parked at a SNO-Park.

• Dogs must be leashed
• No dogs anywhere near the Eagle Habitat
• Please pick up after your dog

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Photo Credit: @beckham_gene
Photo Credit: @beckham_gene
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