Each autumn, from late September through mid-October, one of biology's
clocks sounds an irresistible alarm. Mature kokanee salmon,
transformed from a silver-blue color to a fiery vermilion, twist their
narrowing way upstream from Lake Tahoe to spawn in the gravels of
Taylor Creek, near South Lake Tahoe. The sight of the blazing salmon
draws many spectators, who can observe the fish at close range in
several places. The kokanee's commitment to its nature is compelling.
People tend to stop for a brief look, then become transfixed.
Kokanee Salmon Festival held October 2-3, 2010 by the US Forest
Service just down the street or walking path at the Stream Profile
Chamber. Discover the beauty and history of the Kokanee Salmon
AND BONUS!!! also in Tahoe that weekend!!!
October 2-3, 2010 Oktoberfest on-site at the resort provides fun and
laughs for the whole family. A local's favorite, this festival
features great food, music, family games & activities, and the famous
Beer and Wine Garden.
German Food & Desserts
Beer & Wine Garden
Live Music featuring the “Al Gruber Band”
Costume Contest for you & your dog
For information on Lake Tahoe events throughout the year, please visit
the Lake Tahoe Visitor's Authority site.
Remember that the days are getting shorter and evenings cooler so bring a torch ( I have Brit friends) and a layer or two. gloves always a good idea... the kids really have a blast on this one.