Sierra Rec Magazine, October 7, 2018 – SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Fall Fish Festival will take place at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center this Saturday and Sunday, October 6 – 7, 2018. The Taylor Creek Visitor Center is 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 4 p.m. each day. 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.

Blue Herron at Taylor Creek Lake Tahoe

Festival events include children’s activities, such as face painting, a food vendor, educational booths and a streamside information station. Kokanee Trail Runs, sponsored by the Tahoe Mountain Milers, will take place on Sunday. For information on the trail runs, visit https://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 up quickly. The Forest Service encourages attendees to bike, carpool, walk or take public transportation to the event.

Taylor Creek Viewing deck

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.

Fall color at Taylor Creek Lake Tahoe