Taylor Creek Fall Fish Festival Oct. 1-2 | RecordCourier.com

Taylor Creek Fall Fish Festival Oct. 1-2

Staff Reports

Salmon swim in Taylor Creek during an annual spawning period. When the process is finished, both male and female salmon die.

A giant inflatable fish will greet visitors to Taylor Creek Oct. 1-2 for the annual Fall Fish Festival.

Hosted by the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in collaboration with the Tahoe Heritage Foundation, the event takes place at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. 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. There 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.