Wild Tahoe Weekend at Taylor Creek Visitor Center

Contact(s): TINS, Sarah Hockensmith 775-298-0067

Tahoe Institute for Natural ScienceSOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CALIF. — Get ready for a wild time as the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) and the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) host Wild Tahoe Weekend! Join us June 24-25, 2017 at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, just three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free family event!

To kick off Wild Tahoe Weekend, the LTBMU will host the sixth annual Native Species Festival on Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 10 am to 4 pm. This festival is a great way to spend the day outdoors and learn about the many native plant and animal species of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Attend walks led by field professionals and explore educational booths from various public and nonprofit agencies. Participants will experience frequent visits from Lulu the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and Smokey Bear.

On Sunday June 25, 2016, TINS will host the seventh annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival from 10 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.  The event includes hourly guided bird walks along the Rainbow Trail, information and presentations on migratory birds, bird crafts and games, bird house building, live birds, and more! 

Various local agencies will be participants of Wild Tahoe Weekend including California State Parks, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care, and many others. Food Vendors will be present.

For more information about these events please visit www.tinsweb.org/calendar.


TINS is a member-supported nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education, and outreach. TINS has a long-term goal of bringing a world class interpretive nature center and educational facility to the Tahoe area.  For more information, visit www.tinsweb.org.