Donner Memorial State Park

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Tahoe State Recreation Area

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Sugar Pine Point State Park

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D.L. Bliss State Park

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Emerald Bay State Park

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Washoe Meadows State Park

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The Sierra State Parks Foundation is….


We are your local Tahoe-Truckee State Parks advocate. Our mission is to provide critically needed financial and professional support to the Lake Tahoe-Truckee region state parks for education, interpretation, restoration, and cultural and environmental preservation consistent with the mission of California State Parks

GALA FLYERThank you for your support of our Preview Gala and the Grand Opening of the Donner Visitor Center on June 5 and 6th!  Check out our Facebook page where we have posted lots of photos: FACEBOOK


DONATE TODAY: We are raising funds to support many critical projects in our parks ranging from historic structures restoration to trail maintenance to program and volunteer support. Your donations make these projects possible.

Check out the EVENTS CALENDAR:  We have lots of fun and educational programs and fundraisers all year long.  Do not be disappointed and buy your tickets early as we tend to sell out!

SHOP. Purchase videos, books and gifts at our year-round park store at Donner Memorial State Park and our Lake Tahoe stores at Emerald Bay and Sugar Pine Point, open May 24-September 30, 2015.

BECOME A MEMBER. Member benefits include special invitations, newsletters, store discounts, free tour passes and more.  Join today and take a free tour!


The Sierra State Parks Foundation believes that the Tahoe-Truckee area California State Parks are unique treasures that are worthy of our support today and for generations to come. We provide critical program, volunteer and financial support to our valued cultural and natural resources. Because of our work, our parks will continue to be places of education and inspiration for generations to come.
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The Donner State Park Visitor Center is slated to open on June 6, 2015 with a wonderful dedication and ribbon cutting celebration. SSPF has provided the funds for State Parks to hire the initial staff, start up the volunteer program and develop a school group visitation program to begin this Fall. Here are some FAQs about the importance of this project and how funding is used.
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Where Your Donation Goes

Donations and store profits go to the Sierra State Parks Foundation to support programs such as:

  • Education
  • Interpretation (cultural and environmental education)
  • Restoration and preservation of historic buildings
  • Visitor services staffing