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Lake Tahoe State Parks

Lake Tahoe State Parks Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, DL Bliss State Park, and Emerald Bay State Park. 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.

Operating as usual

Slightly cooler temps have us positively GIDDY for autumn over here... what about you?? 🍂🍁🍂🍁
09/27/2021

Slightly cooler temps have us positively GIDDY for autumn over here... what about you?? 🍂🍁🍂🍁

CALLING ALL EDUCATORS!! PORTS programs are back at Sugar Pine Point State Park and this year we are focusing on a topic ...
09/21/2021

CALLING ALL EDUCATORS!!

PORTS programs are back at Sugar Pine Point State Park and this year we are focusing on a topic that's been on all of our minds recently - FIRE 🔥. Book a program with us to learn about the human impact on the forests in the Tahoe Basin and how that impact has permanently altered natural fire regime of our parks. Students will also learn how prescribed fire benefits the biodiversity of the ecosystem.

Go to https://www.ports-ca.us/PORTSon-demand/sugar-pine-point-state-park to book a program for your students!

*This program is geared toward 6th-8th graders but can be adapted for an older audience*

#castateparkstahoe #castateparks #PORTSfan #backtoschool #distancelearning #teachingresources #remotelearning #K12 #CUE #science #virtualfieldtrip

09/21/2021

With the destruction caused by wildfires fresh in our minds here in the Tahoe basin, we wanted to share this message of hope and resiliency from our friends at Big Basin Redwoods State Park.

"Grief and resilience live together."
-Michelle Obama

GREAT NEWS!!!With the evacuation warning lifted for our area, we are so excited to welcome you back to our west shore St...
09/17/2021

GREAT NEWS!!!

With the evacuation warning lifted for our area, we are so excited to welcome you back to our west shore State Parks! Day Use areas are open for the following:

👍:Emerald Bay State Park
👍:DL Bliss State Park
👍:Sugar Pine Point State Park

Come out and enjoy the last days of summer with a hike on the Rubicon Trail, a visit to Vikingsholm, or a swim off the pier!

⚠️Although the air quality is not as good as seen in this photo, it has been much better over the last week (current AQI: 67). Remember to check the AQI before you head out!!

#castateparkstahoe #castateparks #welcomeback #RecreateResponsibly #CaldorFire
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Our west shore parks remain closed, but it's a beautiful day at Donner Memorial State Park!!
09/14/2021

Our west shore parks remain closed, but it's a beautiful day at Donner Memorial State Park!!

Great news! We have reopened! The wildfire smoke has dissipated for the last week, and the AQI is currently “good” based on airnow.gov. Come and see us!

#castateparks #donnerlake #truckee #truckeecalifornia #caldorfire #california #history

Photos from California State Parks's post
09/08/2021

Photos from California State Parks's post

With the recent changes to evacuation orders in the Lake Tahoe basin, we want to remind you that our parks located on th...
09/06/2021

With the recent changes to evacuation orders in the Lake Tahoe basin, we want to remind you that our parks located on the west shore including: Emerald Bay State Park, DL Bliss State Park and Sugar Pine Point State Park remain CLOSED to all visitors as the #CaldorFire continues to threaten the safety of the public, staff and valued resources. We remain patiently optimistic and hopeful for clear blue skies and a clear blue lake in our near future!

#wildfire #castateparks #castateparkstahoe #BePrepared

While our Lake Tahoe State Parks remain closed due to the #caldorfire , consider a trip to the beloved Bodie State Histo...
09/05/2021

While our Lake Tahoe State Parks remain closed due to the #caldorfire , consider a trip to the beloved Bodie State Historic Park where the air is clear, the terrain feels endless, and there is tons of history to be discovered!

Bodie State Historic Park

#castateparks #bodiestatehistoricpark

📷: Evan Waterhouse

Due to the evacuation order in El Dorado County from the #CaldorFire, any access to west shore Lake Tahoe state parks, i...
09/02/2021

Due to the evacuation order in El Dorado County from the #CaldorFire, any access to west shore Lake Tahoe state parks, including all of Emerald Bay, is prohibited. That includes accessing parks by foot, vehicle or boat. Help keep yourself and our emergency services personnel safe by staying away from these parks.

For the latest information on state parks impacted by the #CaldorFire, visit www.parks.ca.gov/incidents. #castateparks

!! PARK UPDATE!!Due to impacts from the #CaldorFire and for the protection of park resources and public safety, the foll...
08/30/2021

!! PARK UPDATE!!

Due to impacts from the #CaldorFire and for the protection of park resources and public safety, the following Sierra District parks are COMPLETELY CLOSED to public access until further notice:

🚫Emerald Bay State Park
🚫DL Bliss State Park
🚫Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point State Park

Effective August 30, 2021

#castateparks #tahoe #wildfire

“The poetry of the Earth is never dead.” - John KeatsWe hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Thank you to all the ...
08/29/2021

“The poetry of the Earth is never dead.” - John Keats

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy! Thank you to all the firefighters and first responders working tirelessly to protect our communities ❤❤❤

#laketahoe #castateparks #tahoe

08/23/2021
Community Meeting August 22, 2021

Here is tonight's briefing on the Caldor Fire burning southwest of the Lake Tahoe basin. Cal Fire goes live with updates every evening at 5 p.m.

Sugar Pine Point SP, DL Bliss State Park, and Emerald Bay State Park remain closed until further notice.

Thank you to all of the firefighters working hard to protect life and property!

#CAStateParks continues to actively monitor and evaluate changing fire conditions throughout the state related to our pa...
08/21/2021

#CAStateParks continues to actively monitor and evaluate changing fire conditions throughout the state related to our park units and their surrounding communities. Yesterday (8/20) Caltrans closed Highway 50 between Sly Park Road and Meyers due to safety concerns and high winds expected to impact the #CaldorFire. 🔥 To help reduce traffic and visitation in this area, State Parks is closing the Lake Tahoe park units that are predominantly accessed by Highway 50.
Effective today, Sat., Aug. 21, 2021, the following park units will be closed to camping and day use until further notice.
🚫 D.L. Bliss State Park
🚫 Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park
🚫 Emerald Bay State Park
State Parks will continue to actively monitor and evaluate fire conditions including reevaluating these park closures as conditions continue to evolve. Thank you for your patience and understanding. For the latest updates on park units impacted by wildfires, please visit www.parks.ca.gov/incidents.
📸: Emerald Bay State Park covered by heavy smoke from the Caldor Fire

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Wood and charcoal fires have been prohibited from all campfire and day use areas! This district-w...
08/17/2021

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Wood and charcoal fires have been prohibited from all campfire and day use areas! This district-wide order is in effect until December 1, 2021 or until rescinded. It is August and wildfire season is in full swing! Swipe to see today’s morning skies.

#wildfireseason #castateparkslaketahoe #knowbeforeyougo #fireweatherwatch

Congratulations to our very own State Park Interpreter II Jeremy Lin on completing his check-out dive and officially bec...
08/13/2021

Congratulations to our very own State Park Interpreter II Jeremy Lin on completing his check-out dive and officially becoming a member of the California State Parks Dive Team!
These amazing photos were taken off Rubicon Point within DL Bliss State Park. While blowing bubbles beneath the blue Jeremy visited a citizen's science project for water clarity where he measured the visibility to be more than 50 ft!!
Congratulations, Jeremy! We look forward to seeing all the underwater interpretive programs you will bring to our parks!
@donnermemorialstatepark
#castateparkstahoe #castateparks #dlblissstatepark #rubiconpoint #scubadiving #castateparksdiveteam

During one of our Jr. Ranger programs, this beautiful pollinator landed and gave us their good side for a few minutes wh...
08/10/2021

During one of our Jr. Ranger programs, this beautiful pollinator landed and gave us their good side for a few minutes while they drank some nectar from this flowering Goldenrod (Genus: Solidago). Late summer is still a great time to get some wildflower and pollinator action shots here in the Lake Tahoe basin. Can you name this pollinator?? Bonus points for the genus and species! 📸 🌼🌸🌺🌹🐛🦋🐝

#namethatcritter #CAnatives #castateparks #laketahoe #plantnativesnotinvasives #pollinationnation #butterfliesofinstagram #wildflowersofinstagram

As late summer turns to fall and darkness settles in, looking up at the night sky can bring wonder, curiosity and connec...
08/09/2021

As late summer turns to fall and darkness settles in, looking up at the night sky can bring wonder, curiosity and connection to the past, present and future... Join Volunteer David at the Sugar Pine Point Pier for a lesson on Lake Tahoe’s dark skies! Participants will learn how to identify stars and constellations by using a star chart and star clock. Participate in a demonstration to see the phases of the moon. Learn how to observe scales describing distances between the planets and the sun. We hope to see you there!

#darksky #constellations #stars #planets #moon #itsjustaphase #castateparksvolunteers #laketahoe #castateparks #sugarpinepointstatepark #nationalsmoresday

08/06/2021

A haunting scene at Emerald Bay State Park this morning.

Smoke from the Dixie Fire as well as the River Fire near Grass Valley rolled into the basin overnight with these conditions expected to continue through at least tomorrow night 8/7.

Air quality conditions dipped into the hazardous range today, so be sure to limit strenuous outdoor activities as much as possible, including for your pets! Exposure to wildfire smoke can cause serious health effects, plan ahead by checking the status of smoke conditions before traveling.

Our thoughts continue to be with the fire fighters, first responders, and those affected by these fires.

For up-to-date information on smoke and air quality go to fire.airnow.gov

📷: Johnny Lightning/CSP

#laketahoe #castateparkstahoe #castateparks #knowbeforeyougo #RecreateResponsibly

Our lake may still be clear but our air... not so much.Fire season is here. Know before you go!!Go to fire.airnow.gov fo...
07/25/2021

Our lake may still be clear but our air... not so much.
Fire season is here. Know before you go!!

Go to fire.airnow.gov for up-to-date information on air quality.

#laketahoe #castateparks #sugarpinepointstatepark #fire

07/24/2021
Tamarack Fire Information

The Tamarack Fire continues to burn southeast of the Tahoe Basin near Markleeville. As of this morning it has burned over 65,000 acres and is 4% contained. Smoke from this fire as well as the Dixie Fire has blown into our region, causing the air quality to be unhealthy for sensitive groups. Go to fire.airnow.gov for up-to-date information on the air quality in your area. Our thoughts are with our friends over at Grover Hot Springs State Park who have been evacuated from their homes due to the Tamarack Fire.

The official page for current information for the Tamarack Fire, managed by the Incident Management Team assigned to the fire.

07/23/2021

Acompáñenos en Sugar Pine Point State Park este sábado, 24 de julio de 2021 para disfrutar de una caminata guiada bilingüe especial dirigida por el intérprete Genomé. La caminata guiada será en inglés y español para ayudar a facilitar las conversaciones de administración ambiental a través de familias bilingües multigeneracionales.

¡Este es un evento abierto al público!

La Semana Latina de la Conservación fue creada para apoyar a la comunidad Latine entrando al aire libre y participando en actividades para proteger nuestros recursos naturales.

#LCW2021 #latinoconservationweek #ParksForAll #ParquesParaTodos #sugarpinepointstatepark #castateparks #laketahoe #washoeland

07/23/2021

Join us at Sugar Pine Point State Park TOMORROW, July 24th, 2021 for a special bilingual guided hike! The guided hike will be in English and Spanish to help facilitate conversations of environmental stewardship across bilingual multi-generational families.

Latino Conservation Week was created to support the Latinx community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources.

#LCW2021 #latinoconservationweek #ParksForAll #ParquesParaTodos #sugarpinepointstatepark #castateparks #laketahoe #washoeland

ATTENTION CAMPERS:Due to the water shortage at D.L. Bliss State Park and in order to accommodate existing reservations, ...
07/09/2021

ATTENTION CAMPERS:
Due to the water shortage at D.L. Bliss State Park and in order to accommodate existing reservations, there will be no walk-in camping available.
Sorry for the inconvenience and we thank you for your cooperation.
#castateparks #laketahoe #dlblissstatepark

JOB OPPORTUNITY!Come work for CA State Parks as a Trail and Resources Project crew member!-The reporting location is Sug...
07/07/2021

JOB OPPORTUNITY!

Come work for CA State Parks as a Trail and Resources Project crew member!

-The reporting location is Sugar Pine Point State Park in Tahoma, CA

-Hands on involvement with the construction of trails, trail structures, and road facilities

To apply go to: https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/

For more information contact:
Nathan Shasha
530-318-4685
[email protected]

DEADLINE TO APPLY: July 9, 2021

ATTENTION CAMPERS:The spring-fed water supply at DL Bliss State Park is critically low. The low water supply is necessit...
07/02/2021

ATTENTION CAMPERS:

The spring-fed water supply at DL Bliss State Park is critically low. The low water supply is necessitating additional water saving measures. It is likely that during your stay at DL Bliss State Park there will not be water available in the campground or day-use areas. Chemical toilets will be made available if the campground bathroom facilities are closed due to lack of water. Please plan accordingly and bring a supply of drinking water.
Sorry for this inconvenience. Reservation cancellations will not be subject to penalty.

#laketahoe #castateparks #dlblissstatepark

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 7am - 7:30pm
Tuesday 7am - 7:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 7:30pm
Thursday 7am - 7:30pm
Friday 7am - 7:30pm
Saturday 7am - 7:30pm
Sunday 7am - 7:30pm

Telephone

+15305257232

Products

Summer day use fee $10/vehicle
Winter day use fee $5/vehicle

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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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Slightly cooler temps have us positively GIDDY for autumn over here... what about you?? 🍂🍁🍂🍁
CALLING ALL EDUCATORS!! PORTS programs are back at Sugar Pine Point State Park and this year we are focusing on a topic that's been on all of our minds recently - FIRE 🔥. Book a program with us to learn about the human impact on the forests in the Tahoe Basin and how that impact has permanently altered natural fire regime of our parks. Students will also learn how prescribed fire benefits the biodiversity of the ecosystem. Go to https://www.ports-ca.us/PORTSon-demand/sugar-pine-point-state-park to book a program for your students! *This program is geared toward 6th-8th graders but can be adapted for an older audience* #castateparkstahoe #castateparks #PORTSfan #backtoschool #distancelearning #teachingresources #remotelearning #K12 #CUE #science #virtualfieldtrip
With the destruction caused by wildfires fresh in our minds here in the Tahoe basin, we wanted to share this message of hope and resiliency from our friends at Big Basin Redwoods State Park. "Grief and resilience live together." -Michelle Obama
GREAT NEWS!!! With the evacuation warning lifted for our area, we are so excited to welcome you back to our west shore State Parks! Day Use areas are open for the following: 👍:Emerald Bay State Park 👍:DL Bliss State Park 👍:Sugar Pine Point State Park Come out and enjoy the last days of summer with a hike on the Rubicon Trail, a visit to Vikingsholm, or a swim off the pier! ⚠️Although the air quality is not as good as seen in this photo, it has been much better over the last week (current AQI: 67). Remember to check the AQI before you head out!! #castateparkstahoe #castateparks #welcomeback #RecreateResponsibly #CaldorFire 5m
Our west shore parks remain closed, but it's a beautiful day at Donner Memorial State Park!!
With the recent changes to evacuation orders in the Lake Tahoe basin, we want to remind you that our parks located on the west shore including: Emerald Bay State Park, DL Bliss State Park and Sugar Pine Point State Park remain CLOSED to all visitors as the #CaldorFire continues to threaten the safety of the public, staff and valued resources. We remain patiently optimistic and hopeful for clear blue skies and a clear blue lake in our near future! #wildfire #castateparks #castateparkstahoe #BePrepared
While our Lake Tahoe State Parks remain closed due to the #caldorfire , consider a trip to the beloved Bodie State Historic Park where the air is clear, the terrain feels endless, and there is tons of history to be discovered! Bodie State Historic Park #castateparks #bodiestatehistoricpark 📷: Evan Waterhouse
Due to the evacuation order in El Dorado County from the #CaldorFire, any access to west shore Lake Tahoe state parks, including all of Emerald Bay, is prohibited. That includes accessing parks by foot, vehicle or boat. Help keep yourself and our emergency services personnel safe by staying away from these parks. For the latest information on state parks impacted by the #CaldorFire, visit www.parks.ca.gov/incidents. #castateparks
Image description: smoke-filled view of Emerald Bay State Park.