UPDATE 10/01/2013: Due to the lapse in federal government funding, the Fall Fish Festival is cancelled.
Looking for something fun to do in South Lake Tahoe this fall? Check out the Kokanee Salmon Festival 2013 held the first weekend in October every year by the US Forest Service just down the street or walking path from Camp Richardson at the Stream Profile Chamber. Discover the beauty and history of the Kokanee Salmon spawning run.
The Kokanee Salmon Festival will be held on October 5th and 6th 2013 from 10am to 4pm. Celebrate the annual fall migration of the Kokanee salmon during the Fall Fish Fest at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center.
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 encourages participation by children and their parents in a wide variety of educational and entertaining activities including:
– Treasure Hunt (free educational material) – sponsored by California Inland Fisheries Foundation, INC. (CIFFI)
– Fish Painting – sponsored by California Conservation Corps (CCC)
– Mascots – Sandy and Rocky
– A visit from Smokey Bear!
– Giant inflatable Lahontan Cutthtroat Trout – sponsored by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
– Salmon Feed and other food – Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care
– Bumble Bee Ice Cream Truck
– Festival T-shirt sales – sponsored by ProLeisure and Tahoe Heritage Foundation
– “Wild Things” at the Lake of the Sky Amphitheater
– “Drama of the Kokanee – an Interactive Play”
– Kokanee Trail Runs – sponsored by Tahoe Mountain Milers and Sagebrush Stompers running clubs
For more information please click here to visit the Forest Service Website