Interview with a Tahoe Ranger for Women’s History Month

We’re closing out Women’s History Month with an interview of a rock star of a ranger, Kaytlen Jackson! SSPF: Kaytlen, you’ve been the Lake Sector State Park Interpreter for how long now? Is this your first heavy winter or have you lived in snowy places before? Kaytlen: I have been in my position as Lake […]

Our Pillars

Preserving The dream began when a group of locals came together to successfully stop California State Parks from completely demolishing the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, located at Sugar Pine Point State Park, to become a lakeside campsite. They recognized the value in this and other public state parks so in 1974, they became an incorporated Cooperating Association– […]

Access California State Parks for Free!

Did you know there are several ways you can access our wonderful parks for free?! All Californians can check out a California State Parks Library Pass by using their library cards to access more than 200 participating state parks! Kings Beach, Tahoe City, and Truckee Libraries have several passes (1 per vehicle) for checkout. The passes […]

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 […]

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 […]