Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park contains one of the finest remaining natural areas on Lake Tahoe. With nearly two miles of lake frontage and over 2,000 acres of dense forests, the park has many recreational and educational activities to offer.
The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
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About the Park: Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park contains one of the finest remaining natural areas on Lake Tahoe. With nearly two miles of lake frontage and over 2,000 of dense forests, the park has many recreational and educational activities to offer. Another attraction is the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (also known as Pine Lodge), a summer home built in 1903 in a grove of pine and cedar. From the turn of the century until 1965, the lands of what is now Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park were owned by financier Isaias W. Hellman, and later by his daughter Florence Hellman Ehrman. The mansion provides an interesting view into the lifestyles of the wealthy on Lake Tahoe. Dogs: Dogs on a 6' leash are allowed on paved areas, in the campground, and in the historic zone of the day use area. Dogs are not allowed on beaches, unpaved trails, or in undeveloped areas. Leashed dogs are allowed on the General Creek Fire Road during the summer. Dogs are not allowed on ski trails in the winter. Dog regulations are enforced YEAR-ROUND. Camping: For information on SUMMER camping reservations, call Reserve California at 1-800-444-PARK (7275) or visit www.reservecalifornia.com. Reservations can be made 6 months in advance of the date you would like to arrive. The Lake Tahoe area is a popular destination and reservations are recommended. Food Storage Locker Information: All food, beverages, toiletries, and trash containing food/smells are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers except when food is being prepared or eaten. Black bears are currently very active at Sugar Pine as they are just waking from a long winter and are very interested in ALL items that smell like food. Metal bear-resistant food lockers are provided in each campsite. Ice chests may NOT be stored in vehicles and shall be stored in the food storage locker. The inside dimensions of the food lockers 36" deep, 43" wide, and 22" high. Violations may be cited. Day Use (Lake Side): Day Use facilities, including the historic Hellman-Ehrman Estate, picnic area, beach and pier are 3/4 mile south from the campground. Day Use parking is $10 per vehicle during the peak season, $5 per vehicle in the winter, or free if you are camping at a local California State Park. Fees are required year round and due by self-payment when the kiosk is unstaffed. There is a separate fee for historic tours of the Hellman-Ehrman Estate. Please contact the Sierra State Parks Foundation for tour schedule information. The tours are available from Memorial Day Weekend (late May) to September 30th.

Mission: The mission of California State Parks is to provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state's extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.

Looking for a parks-related summer job in Lake Tahoe? Apply for Park Aide or Maintenance Aide now!
06/03/2020

Looking for a parks-related summer job in Lake Tahoe? Apply for Park Aide or Maintenance Aide now!

06/03/2020
Visit Sugar Pine Point State Park at Lake Tahoe

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is located on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. This serene California State Park contains a campground, lakeside trail, historic mansion, nature center, nature preserve and more! Watch the video for a quick overview of what you can do at Sugar Pine Point State Park.

COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: (Updated May 15, 2020) - At this time only limited parking is available to the public for day use. Campgrounds and public-use indoor facilities remain closed, including museums and visitor centers. Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice.

As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Current COVID-19 visitor guidelines:

Stay Local: Stay close to home. Walk or bike into the park. Parking is very limited. Do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighboring states.
Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
Stay Covered: If your county health orders require it, please be sure to wear face coverings when you cannot maintain a safe 6-foot distance from others.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

04/28/2020
Nature Walk at Lake Tahoe General Creek Trail!

Nature Walk at Lake Tahoe General Creek Trail!

Let's explore the accessible General Creek Trail from Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park at Lake Tahoe. What kinds of plants and animals will we find?

04/27/2020
Nature Walk at Lake Tahoe Part One!

Nature Walk at Lake Tahoe Part One!

Explore the Accessible Lakeside Interpretive Trail from Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park at Lake Tahoe. What kinds of plants and animals will we find?

04/21/2020
The Future of Lake Tahoe on Earth Day 2020

California State Parks is excited to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day with you on Facebook Live! We have a full day of virtual activities that anyone can do from comfort of their home. 🏡 Make sure to tune in on California State Parks page http://www.facebook.com/californiastateparks! #CAStateParks #EarthDay2020 #CalEarthDay50 #HowISaveThePlanet #WhyISaveThePlanet Sierra State Parks Foundation California State Parks PORTS Distance Learning Program UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center Keep Tahoe Blue Take Care Tahoe

Although we have experienced a global pandemic, let's celebrate Earth Day 2020 from our homes! You can learn about climate change in order to begin climate a...

04/20/2020
Earth Day 2020 Wrinkly Watershed Activity for Kids!

Celebrate Earth Day 2020 from your home by making a simple "wrinkly watershed" model! All you need is a spray bottle with water, a bowl, a piece of paper and a marker. Everyone lives in a watershed!

Watershed image courtesy of Stormwater Management Commission, Lake County, IL

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Lake Tahoe Triathlon hosted by Big Blue Adventure. Photos by Lefrak Photography (www.lefrakphotography.com).
04/07/2020

Lake Tahoe Triathlon hosted by Big Blue Adventure. Photos by Lefrak Photography (www.lefrakphotography.com).

Lake Tahoe Triathlon hosted by Big Blue Adventure. Photos by Lefrak Photography (www.lefrakphotography.com).

Lake Tahoe Triathlon hosted by Big Blue Adventure. Photos by Lefrak Photography (www.lefrakphotography.com).
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Lake Tahoe Triathlon hosted by Big Blue Adventure. Photos by Lefrak Photography (www.lefrakphotography.com).

Lake Tahoe Triathlon hosted by Big Blue Adventure. Photos by Lefrak Photography (www.lefrakphotography.com).

04/04/2020
Wetland Ecosystems Are Nature’s Sponge!

Wetland Ecosystems Are Nature’s Sponge!

Wetlands form where streams meet lakes and act as nature’s sponge. As streams flow, they carry natural debris but also yucky stuff from our communities which...

04/04/2020
Everyone Lives in a Watershed!

Everyone Lives in a Watershed!

A watershed is like a community joined by the water that flows through it. I live in one, and so do you! Some things can make the water flowing from a waters...

04/04/2020
Early Settlers at Lake Tahoe

Early Settlers at Lake Tahoe

Native American communities had been living in California for thousands of years before settlers began moving west. At Lake Tahoe, the Washoe Indians would s...

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park
04/04/2020

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

Do you have a K-12 student at home? Sign them up for one of our Home Learning Programs this week! Space is limited; visi...
04/04/2020

Do you have a K-12 student at home? Sign them up for one of our Home Learning Programs this week! Space is limited; visit www.ports-ca.us to register.

California State Parks PORTS Distance Learning Program
03/28/2020

California State Parks PORTS Distance Learning Program

Have you heard about our exciting new Home Learning Programs? PORTS presenters in State Parks across California are now offering live, interactive K-12 programs Tuesday through Thursday each week. Each program is designed specifically for students learning from home. Visit our page to view our upcoming events and register for one (or all!) of our new PORTS Home Learning Programs! https://www.ports-ca.us #PORTSfan #HomeLearning #DistanceLearning #HomeSchooling #educationalresources

03/27/2020
09/10/2019
Sierra State Parks Foundation

Did you know that Kings Beach State Recreation Area had Lake Tahoe first Junior Lifeguard program this summer? If your child is interested in next years sessions please e-mail: [email protected]

This summer marks the first ever Junior Lifeguard program at Lake Tahoe! Lead by Lifeguard II, Jacqueline Miranda, see how a new generation of California State Parks Junior Lifeguards are learning to keep people safe at Kings Beach SRA and beyond. The Sierra State Parks Foundation is pleased to support this great program!

Visit Sugar Pine Point and tour the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (Pine Lodge) before it closes on Sept. 30th. #inventyouradven...
09/10/2019

Visit Sugar Pine Point and tour the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (Pine Lodge) before it closes on Sept. 30th. #inventyouradventure

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park's cover photo
09/10/2019

Ed Z'Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park's cover photo

Be alert to stinging yellow jackets in Tahoe parks! #wasps
08/17/2019

Be alert to stinging yellow jackets in Tahoe parks! #wasps

11am-4pm Join is on the shores of Lake Tahoe as we celebrate the natural and cultural history of the area! Parking is $1...
07/24/2019

11am-4pm Join is on the shores of Lake Tahoe as we celebrate the natural and cultural history of the area! Parking is $10 and admission is FREE. Sponsored by @sierrastateparks_

Z’bergs visit Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park! Special thanks to Susan and Matt Z’berg who shared a little family ...
07/22/2019

Z’bergs visit Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park!
Special thanks to Susan and Matt Z’berg who shared a little family history with us about Ed Z’Berg (Susan’s father and Matt’s grandfather) during their visit to our park🌲

Yesterday our Rangers came across these awesome Junior Rangers, who impressed the Rangers with their knowledge of local ...
06/22/2019

Yesterday our Rangers came across these awesome Junior Rangers, who impressed the Rangers with their knowledge of local wildlife! Are you age 7-12 and interested in becoming a Junior Ranger? Check in with our kiosks or at a bathroom cork board for a schedule of our free programs. Not 7-12? We have programs for you too!

Yesterday, CA State Park Rangers responded to a fatality of a visitor who fell at Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay State Park....
06/01/2019

Yesterday, CA State Park Rangers responded to a fatality of a visitor who fell at Eagle Falls in Emerald Bay State Park. Law enforcement would like to remind you of the dangers of cold and rapid waters around Lake Tahoe. Stay away from the slippery edges of cliffs, falls, and rivers and exercise caution when swimming in cold mountain lakes.

We had an awesome time at Family Science Night hosted by @sierrawatershededucation and Kings Beach Elementary! Thank you...
04/04/2019

We had an awesome time at Family Science Night hosted by @sierrawatershededucation and Kings Beach Elementary! Thank you for inviting @castateparks

Address

7360 West
Tahoma, CA
96142

General information

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing: Summer temperatures range from about 75-80 degrees during the day to the low 40s at night, and winter temperatures average from a high of 40 to lows in the teens or 20s. Winter temperatures may drop below 0. High Sierra weather is varied and can change abruptly. It is recommended to bring layered clothing and check weather updates. The weather forecast is available from NOAA.gov. Chains and/ or 4 wheel drive are frequently required during the winter season. For up to date road conditions, call the Caltrans road hotline at 1800-427-ROAD, or visit the Caltrans website. Facilities - Activities: Hiking & Swimming Many miles of hiking trails within the park and a swimming beach provide visitors with a variety of relaxing summer activities. Fishing: Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park is comprised of conifer forests in the General Creek drainage. The waters of General Creek are among the clearest waters flowing into Lake Tahoe and the stream is open to fishing from mid July to mid September.A fishing license is required. Cross-Country Skiing: Winter visitors to the park will find over 20 kilometers of marked cross country ski trails and a heated restroom in the General Creek campground. Interpretive presentations on a variety of winter related subjects are presented most weekends, from January through March. Nature Center: When you're at Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park, be sure to stop at the Nature Center located in the day use area by the Ehrman Mansion. We now have a bird display, where visitors can view several species of bird life that occur in the Tahoe Basin. In addition to birds, visitors can see most of the mammals and the four major game fish that occur here. Other exhibits include: Biology, Lake Ecology, Wildflowers, Trees, and a "Touchy-feely" table for the kids (adults also!). About the area: Lake Tahoe lay at the heart of the Washoe Indian territory, and Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park was the summer home for generations of Washoe Indians who came to these peaceful shores to hunt and fish. Evidence of their occupation can still be seen today in the form of bedrock mortars or grinding rocks just offshore from the Ehrman Mansion. In 1860, the first permanent settler of record on Lake Tahoe's west shore built a cabin at the mouth of General Creek. This was the trapper and fisherman William "General" Phipps, and his cabin can still be seen today just north of the Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park pier. In 1884, a resort called Bellevue Hotel was constructed just north of what is now the South Boathouse, and remained a popular summer destination for Lake Tahoe visitors for nine years.

Opening Hours

Monday 07:00 - 19:30
Tuesday 07:00 - 19:30
Wednesday 07:00 - 19:30
Thursday 07:00 - 19:30
Friday 07:00 - 19:30
Saturday 07:00 - 19:30
Sunday 07:00 - 19:30

Telephone

+15305257232

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About Sugar Pine Point State Park

Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park contains one of the finest remaining natural areas on Lake Tahoe. With nearly two miles of lake frontage, the park has dense forests of pine, fir, aspen and juniper. Another attraction is the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (also known as Pine Lodge), a summer home built in 1903 in a grove of pine and cedar. From the turn of the century until 1965, the lands of what is now Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park were owned by financier Isaias W. Hellman, and later by his daughter Florence Hellman Ehrman. The mansion provides an interesting view into the lifestyles of the wealthy on Lake Tahoe.

Lake Tahoe lay at the heart of the Washoe Indian territory, and Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park was the summer home for generations of Washoe Indians who came to these peaceful shores to hunt and fish. Evidence of their occupation can still be seen today in the form of bedrock mortars or grinding rocks just offshore from the Ehrman Mansion. In 1860, the first permanent settler of record on Lake Tahoe's west shore built a cabin at the mouth of General Creek. This was the trapper and fisherman William "General" Phipps, and his cabin can still be seen today just north of the Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park pier. In 1884, a resort called Bellevue Hotel was constructed just north of what is now the South Boathouse, and remained a popular summer destination for Lake Tahoe visitors for nine years.

****Activities and Facilities****

-Hiking & Swimming Many miles of hiking trails within the park and a swimming beach provide visitors with a variety of relaxing summer activities. -Fishing Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park is comprised of conifer forests in the General Creek drainage. The waters of General Creek are among the clearest waters flowing into Lake Tahoe and the stream is open to fishing from mid July to mid September.Afishing license is required. -Cross-Country Skiing Winter visitors to the park will find over 20 kilometers of marked cross country ski trails and a heated restroom in the General Creek campground. Interpretive presentations on a variety of winter related subjects are presented most weekends, from January through March. -Nature Center When you're at Ed Z'berg - Sugar Pine Point State Park, be sure to stop at the Nature Center located in the day use area by the Ehrman Mansion. We now have a bird display, where visitors can view several species of bird life that occur in the Tahoe Basin. In addition to birds, visitors can see most of the mammals and the four major game fish that occur here. Other exhibits include: Biology, Lake Ecology, Wildflowers, Trees, and a "Touchy-feely" table for the kids (adults also!).

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