Full Moon Kayak Tours at Sugar Pine Point State Park

August 6, 2016

Tahoe stewardship efforts are legendary. From protecting native fishes like the Lahontan Cutthroat Trout to our beloved open lands and cultural heritage, and fighting aquatic invasive species as Tahoe Keepers, we know it takes a community of locals and visitors to contribute.

Here’s your chance.  Join California State Park Rangers and West Shore Sports at Ed Z’berg- Sugar Pine Point State Park for a full moon kayak tour while learning about Tahoe’s unique history.

All proceeds will benefit the Sierra State Parks Foundation so we can make much needed improvements to our Tahoe-based CA State Parks.

There is no experience necessary. This is a leisurely paddle along the shoreline while you admire the moon’s silvery light reflecting off the water’s surface. Kayaks, life vests and instructions are provided. Wear synthetic clothing rather than cotton (swimsuit, shirt, shorts, lightweight pants, jacket and warm cap). Bring water, retainer strap for glasses and water shoes.

Arrive at 7:00pm at Ed Z’berg- Sugar Pine Point State Park for this 1-1/2 hour program. Cost is only $40 per person (parking fee included) . Only 18 people on the tour.  Reservations required.  Please call West Shore Sports about this North Lake Tahoe event at 530-525-9920.

All proceeds from the tours support the Sierra State Parks Foundation.

For tickets and more info, click here.

Did you know…

Tahoe is the proud steward of six California State Parks? Each of the six have their own style and allure to match your mood. There’s Donner Memorial State Park , Emerald Bay State Park, D.L. Bliss State Park, Sugar Pine Point State Park, Tahoe State Recreation Area and Washoe Meadows State Park.

The Sierra State Parks Foundation was founded in 1973 by a dedicated group of Tahoe locals in response to plans to demolish Ehrman Mansion to create more campsites.

They’re still around working hard to help preserve our historic sites like the 1916 Rubicon Point Lighthouse located at DL Bliss State Park.

Here’s a current list of priority projects, and the SSPF is trying hard to raise $521,000.00 to make it happen:

  • D. L. Bliss: Continue Re-route Balancing Rock Trail; Interpretive signage; Construction of one new camp host site
  • Donner Memorial State Park: Displays and merchandise for the new Museum; Hiking trail signage
  • Emerald Bay State Park: Replace sod roof in courtyard; Install new Interpretive Panels; Construction of Camp Host site at Eagle Point Campground
  • Sugar Pine Point State Park: Garden restoration, repairs to pier and boathouse, construction of ADA ramp at Mansion and Children’s House


They can only make these improvements with our help. Today SSPF has a small staff and a seven-member Board of Directors. They work very closely with the DPR staff of the Sierra District to fund the most tangible aspects of the visitors’ experience in your Sierra District State Parks, from nature talks, history walks and Junior Ranger programs to interpretive and educational programs, and preservation work.

Increasing budget cuts and economic instability have made SSPF’s role of supporting association not just helpful, as in the past, but downright critical.

Click here to learn more and to DONATE to the Sierra State Parks Foundation.