- Type: Recreation & Natural Areas
NileGuide Expert Says:
The Ehrman Mansion is a top choice for Tahoe weddings.
NileGuide Expert tip:
Get to the park before 10 a.m. in the summertime to get good parking.
- Sugar Pine Point State Park contains one of the finest remaining natural areas on Lake Tahoe. With nearly two miles of lake front property, the park has dense forests of pine, fir, aspen and juniper. Deep-line anglers fish the lake's 300-foot deep underwater ledges for trout and salmon. Another attraction is the museum in the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion (also known as Pine Lodge), a summer home built in 1903 in a grove of pine and cedar. During winter, the park features cross-country skiing areas. A 175 site campground is open year round, with hot showers available in the summer months. Many miles of hiking trails within the park and a swimming beach provide visitors with a variety of relaxing summer activities. 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. While at Sugar Pine Point State Park, be sure to stop at the Nature Center located in the day use area by the Erhman Mansion. The park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, ten miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89.
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