Fall Fish Fest (Kokanee Salmon Festival) at Taylor Creek Visitor Center
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 & 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Celebrate the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the Fall Fish Fest at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Lake Tahoe.
The Visitor Center is located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. Join the fun and participate in this free family event which has become one of the most fascinating educational and wildlife viewing events in Northern California.
The Festival is a two-day event held each fall. The Festival celebrates the dramatic and colorful spawning behaviors of the Kokanee Salmon, where a close-up look at this natural display is available in Taylor Creek and the Stream Profile Chamber. The Festival is a family event encouraging participation by children and their parents in a wide variety of educational and entertaining events. Back this year will be the Salmon Feed, children’s activities, educational programs and booths, stream-side programs, a children’s run, 5k, 10k, and half-marathon trail runs.
New this year is an iNaturalist booth and bioblitzes, which are open to anyone and family-friendly, will occur throughout the weekend. Bring smartphones with the iNaturalist app already downloaded and help catalog the natural wonders of Taylor Creek. Learn more about iNaturalist and download the app at www.inaturalist.org
The Fall Fish Festival and Oktoberfest at Historic Camp Richardson Resort occur the same weekend, so the parking lot at the visitor center fills quickly. The Forest Service encourages attendees to bike, walk or take public transportation to the event.
For more information on the festival, contact the Taylor Creek Visitor Center at 530-543-2674 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/FallFishFest.