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Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber
Description: The Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber is located on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe at the USFS Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Visitors Center. The Stream Profile Chamber was first opened in 1967. It was remodeled to its current condition in 1997. This under water viewing chamber has an estimated 500,000 to 600,000 visitors annually. Visitors are able to view native and non-native fish in their natural habitat. The habitat within the chamber mimics a natural pool within Taylor Creek. Taylor Creek is diverted upstream of the chamber and flows through to the chamber outlet. Although large fish are captive within the chamber, smaller fish are free to move in and out of the profile chamber. The profile chamber is opened annually from Memorial Day weekend until the end of October. At this point the chamber is drained and cleaned until the following season. The Taylor Creek Profile Chamber received the Rise to the Future Award for Public Awareness in 2003.

Wildlife to Watch: Visitors to the Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber will experience a natural stream from an underwater perspective. They will view native and non-native fish in a natural pool habitat. The interpretive signs within the profile chamber allow visitors to identify various species within the profile chamber as well as habitat requirements for fish species. Schools from around the Lake Tahoe Basin use the profile chamber as an annual field trip designation to educate students on aquatic systems.

Special Tips: The Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber is safe for all ages and is handicapped- accessible.

Ownership: USDA Forest Service 
Size: NA 
Closest Town: South Lake Tahoe, CA

RestroomsParkingHikingPicnic tablesHandicap AccessibleSmall BoatsDrinking WaterSwimmingBicyclingAuto Tour

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Taylor Creek Stream Chamber - Photo by USDA Forest Service
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Driving Directions:
HWY 89 west towards Truckee, CA. Turn right at USFS Visitor's Center. Follow Rainbow Trail to Stream Profile Chamber.

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Taylor Creek Stream Profile Chamber : Wildlife Viewing Area