Just for Kids

Fall Fish Fest

The Fall Fish Festival (formerly the Kokanee Salmon Festival) is planned as a family event encouraging participation by children and their parents in a wide variety of free educational and entertaining events. The celebration includes food, trail runs, booths and activities for kids. Contact the Taylor Creek Visitor Center for more information at (530) 543-2674, or visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/FallFishFest.


Generation Green

Although surrounded by nature's beauty, many children in the Lake Tahoe area are disconnected with the outdoor environment. Generation Green of Lake Tahoe is collaborative work program with South Tahoe High School designed to teach students about the forest while they work. For more information, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/GenerationGreen.


Lake Tahoe Bird Festival

The annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival is a collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science in June. Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free family event which includes guided bird walks, information on migratory birds, activities for kids and much more. The Bird Festival is held at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. For more information and a schedule of events, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/BirdFestival.


Winter Trek Fifth-Grade Conservation Education Program

Winter Trek is a collaboration of the U.S. Forest Service, Heavenly Mountain Resort, the City of South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Heritage Foundation. This fifth-grade outdoor education program typically begins in January and runs through March, weather permitting. The program takes place at Heavenly Mountain Resort via a gondola ride from Stateline. Forest Service and community volunteer rangers lead the class through the wilderness to learn snowshoe skills and about winter adapting animals. Reservations usually begin in December and are made on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ltbmu/WinterTrek