SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif., – The Fall Fish Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 1 – 2, 2016, at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe, California, on Highway 89.  Hosted by the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in collaboration with the Tahoe Heritage Foundation, the festival is an opportunity to learn about the variety of fish species that live in Lake Tahoe and its streams including the federally threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout.

The festival is from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s giant inflatable fish will serve as the gateway to fun activity stations for kids and festival mascots Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Sandy and Rocky Salmon will make appearances.  Taylor Creek Fall fishThere will also be a special appearance by Smokey Bear.

Festival events feature children’s activities, food vendors, educational booths, streamside information and Kokanee Trail Runs on Sunday sponsored by the Tahoe Mountain Milers.  For information on the trail runs, visit http://www.tahoemtnmilers.org/kokanee-5k–10k–half-marathon.html.

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 http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/FallFishFest.