Interpretive Programs and Events

Guided Kayak Tours

Sign up for a guided kayak tour at Sugar Pine Point State Park! This 2-hour natural and cultural history tour will take place between the highest elevation operational lighthouse in the U.S. and the park’s southern boundary overlooking Meeks Bay. No experience is necessary. 

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 Campfire Programs

Friday evenings at the Amphitheatre. Programs start June 17th and go through Labor Day Weekend. Programs change weekly. Check the events calendar for program start times and description of content.

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Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to take part in exciting programs, designed to help them discover the rich natural and cultural heritage preserved in parks. Check weekly schedule for times and locations. 


Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Tours

Step back in time and enjoy a tour of the historic grounds and The Mansion – also known as Pine Lodge – located in the Day Use side of Sugar Pine Point State Park.  Constructed in 1903, the property is one of the finest examples of a by-gone era of summer retreats found along the shores of Lake Tahoe.  The house was built by San Francisco financier I.W. Hellman for his beloved family to enjoy the clean air and refreshing waters of Lake Tahoe. The property, containing the estate and 2,000 acres, was sold to the State of California in 1965.  This National and State landmark is now open to the public for tours during the summer months by the Sierra State Parks Foundation.  All proceeds from the tours benefit the restoration and interpretation of this very unique piece of California heritage.

TOUR SEASON DATES: Tuesday-Saturday, May 27 – September 30, 2023

TOUR HOURS: Tours 10:30 am – 3:30pm, on the half hour only. Tours last 45 minutes.

$12 for adults
$10 students 7-17 years and valid college ID/active duty military/seniors

Free: Children under 7 years

Purchase tickets at the Visitor Center which is open daily, during the tour season, from 10 am – 4:30 pm.  

ADA tour accommodations are available at the Visitor Center. Wheel chairs are available upon request.

Group tours can be arranged by contacting the Sierra State Park Foundation office at

SCHOOL GROUP TOURS: Contact State Park Interpreter Kaytlen Jackson/