Sierra Wildflowers at Washoe Meadows State Park

Washoe Meadows State Park is one of Tahoe’s best-kept secrets. Established as a state park in 1987, Washoe Meadows plays an important to the water clarity and water quality of Lake Tahoe, which at that time, was severely threatened by significant development. Historically, Washoe Tribe traditionally spent their summers there and is for whom the […]

Support and Save at Public Land Stores Nationwide with the Reciprocal Discount Program

Did you know that the Sierra State Parks Foundation is in partnership with the Public Lands Alliance, the national non-profit organization comprised of park support partners, like SSPF, that protect America’s most treasured spaces? With power in numbers, Public Lands Alliance serves 650 land sites with the common goal to strengthen education and preservation and create […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2021

October 11th, 2021 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Here in the Lake Tahoe Basin, we are living on the ancestral lands of the Washoe People. You can learn more about the Washoe People at our Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center! From Washeshu Itdeh – “the people from here” As the Wašiw creation story goes, […]

Fourth Graders and Their Families Invited to Explore 19 State Parks for Free

Apply now to receive your California State Park Adventure Pass SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California State Parks, First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and the Natural Resources Agency today announced the opportunity for fourth graders to apply for a free California State Parks Adventure Pass. Effective today, they can apply for the pass that will give them the opportunity […]

KOLO – Historic Sugar Pine Point State Park worth enjoying and protecting

TAHOMA, Calif. (KOLO) – A sweet retreat on Lake Tahoe’s West shore, Sugar Pine Point State Park offers virtually everything the outdoor – and history – enthusiast would need, with a campground complete with nearby beach access, multiple amenities and long-standing historical sites. “(It’s) the traditional lands of the Washoe, who made this their summer homes,” said […]