Cancelled - Fall Fish Fest (Kokanee Salmon Festival) at Taylor Creek Visitor Center

October 14

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

September 29 @ 1:11 am

The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, with the support of the Great Basin Institute, has canceled the popular Kokanee salmon Fall Fish Fest originally planned for Oct. 14. The event has experienced challenges over the last few years with staffing, crowd and people taking selfies with bears. Article in

Saturday, October 14, 2023, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Celebrate the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the Fall Fish Fest at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, Lake Tahoe.

The Fall Fish Festival will take place at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center located on SR Highway 89, three miles north of the City of South Lake Tahoe. Hosted by the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in collaboration with Great Basin Institute, the festival is an opportunity to learn about the variety of fish species that live in Lake Tahoe and its tributaries including the federally threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout.

The festival is from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. On Saturday, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s giant inflatable fish will be on hand to serve as a gateway for fun activity stations for kids. Both days will feature appearances by festival mascots Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Sandy and Rocky Salmon. Smokey Bear will also make special appearances.

Festival events include children’s activities, such as face painting, a food vendor, educational booths and a streamside information station.

For more information on the festival, contact the Taylor Creek Visitor Center at 530-543-2674

Check out Fall Fish Fest on Instagram:


September 29, 2023
1:11 am
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