Description

Nestled among towering pines, this campground offers access to more than two miles of coastline, hiking and biking trails that wind up and along creek beds to stunning mountain and lake vistas, and the historic Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and surrounding grounds. In summertime, the park offers 120 campsites (and 10 group campsites), and 16 over the winter (making it one of the most unique parks in the area!) The sites are set back slightly from the water, meaning that a trip to the beach will include a meander through woods that are home to racoons, osprey, and bald eagles, to name a few. If you are itching for a taste of civilization, you can try your hand at tennis on the Hellman-Ehrman estate, which has a first-come, first-serve tennis court open during warm weather.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
122 sites
Up to 40 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking

Cyclists rejoice! In addition to trails weaving in and out of the woods all along Lake Tahoe, Sugar Pine is home to a variety o...Read more

Boating

While there is no official place to launch (head to a local mariana for that ), you are more than welcome to idle up to the pi...Read more

Fishing

Whether making use of your waders along the shoreline or casting from a dock is more your style, there is room for all types of...Read more

Hiking

Strap on those boots,nature lovers, because you are among some of the best hiking trails on Lake Tahoe. There are trails and ...Read more

Paddling

No currents, crystal clear waters and miles and miles of untouched shoreline make Lake Tahoe a delicious experience for kayaker...Read more

Climbing

Like to get above the fray? Climbers, you are in luck: Sugar Pine is home to several opportunities to get off the trail and get...Read more

Snow sports

With towering pines covered in fresh powder bordering a turquoise lake that is never frozen, this park brings a whole new meani...Read more

Swimming

With miles of coastline along cool, crystal clear waters, swimming is one of the main events at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Th...Read more

Wildlife watching

Coyotes, raccoons and bears, oh my! In addition to being home to the towering pines from which the park gets its name, the lush...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at General Creek Campground.

Beach
Forest
Lake
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Hipcamper Terri
Terri G.
recommends this listing.
December 2nd, 2018

One of our favorite place to stay in Tahoe!! Shady roomy sites with pine needle coverings. Beware of local bears! Keep food stored at all times!!

Hipcamper Dena
Dena W.
didn't provide a recommendation.
October 7th, 2020

Howe do you book it? I keep getting referred to another site, which is not helpful. Cant book :(

Hipcamper Kellee B.
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June 11th, 2017
Park
Sugar Pine Point State Park
State
California
Country
United States
Phone Number
(530) 525-7982
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.055° N, 120.125° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 11 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer - Group: 10 Sites
(Up to 40 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 101 Sites
(Up to 8 people per site)

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