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Grooming Trails Program Returns to Sugar Pine

Many of you may not know that Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park in the Sierra District is the home of the 1960 Winter Olympics biathlon event. Biathlon is winter sport that involves cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. Over the last few decades, there have been winter grooming programs that have come and gone […]

Dr. Helen Henry Smith Honored with Golden Bear Award for Pioneering Efforts in Preserving Vikingsholm Castle

The Sierra State Parks Foundation invites Californians to recognize and celebrate Dr. Helen Henry Smith for her pioneering efforts that saved and preserve Vikingsholm Castle located at Emerald Bay State Park at Lake Tahoe. Dr. Smith was awarded the Golden Bear Award, an annually presented award by the California State Parks and Recreation Commission, highlighting […]

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 […]

First Ever Jr. Lifeguard Program at Tahoe…with scholarships available!

The North Lake Tahoe Junior Lifeguard program is a 2-week, introduction course designed to educate young individuals (ages 8-15) about aquatic safety and provide high-quality outdoor recreation. Your JG will receive a well-rounded education that promotes teamwork, safety, and leadership as well as a heightened sense of awareness and knowledge about the alpine lake’s environment. […]

Happy Spring, Happy Camping!

After a bountiful March Miracle, spring has finally arrived! ‘Tis the season for blooming flowers, chirping birds, and CAMPING! The next couple of blog posts will be focusing on how to have the best experiences camping, especially here in beautiful Tahoe! ——————————————————- First things first, you have to reserve your campsite and it is rightly […]