Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park is one of Lake Tahoe’s best state parks. The park is comprised of over 2,000 acres of land used by Native Americans, lumber barons, and today’s recreationists. The park’s dense forest is a wonderful example of what Lake Tahoe’s woodlands used to look like before mining operations stripped most of the old growth.
The campground at Sugar Pine Point State Park is open year-round; during the winter only a limited number of sites are available and not maintained. Winter camping fees are a reduced $25. There are some excellent cross-country ski trails at Sugar Pine Point State Park that were used during the 1960 Winter Olympics.
Summer activities include a nature center, mountain biking, hiking, fishing, the beach, and boating.
Dogs must be kept on a leash and confined to paved trails.
The nearest town is Homewood five minutes north; Tahoe City is ten minutes beyond that and South Lake Tahoe is 30 minutes south.