Campgrounds in South Lake Tahoe

Sugar Pine Point Campground

Sugar Pine Point Campground Lake Tahoe

The Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park campground is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe and is a popular destination for visitors to Lake Tahoe for more than 200 years.

What is there to do at Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park Campground?

The Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park Campground benefits from being a part of the Sierra State Parks Foundation. This organization supports the education, interpretation, restoration and preservation of Lake Tahoe-Donner California State Parks. The foundation supports many of the activities and amenities available at Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park, including:

    • Hellman-Ehrman Mansion Tours
    • Sugar Pine Point Nature Center
    • Hiking on the General Creek Trail
    • Volunteer Garden Club
    • Cross-Country Skiing and Self-Guided Snow Trails
    • Full Moon Snowshoe Tours

Tips for Staying at the Sugar Pine Point Campground

Reservations are Recommended

The campground is open year-round, but the area is popular, so reservations are recommended. During the winter, camping is available on a first-come/first-serve basis. To reserve individual or group campsites, call Reserve California at 1-800-444-PARK (7275) or visit

Fees for on-season camping are $35 per night.  Fees include one vehicle.  Extra vehicles are $10 per night. Group sites are $165 a night and include 10 vehicles in the fees. The campground does not have hook-ups, but there are showers and a dump station for registered campers. Dump station is now closed.  

Group Sites

Sugar Pine Point Campground is a popular location to group camp. There are 10 group campsites and 120 family campsites during the warmer months. Group sites are limited to 25 people.

Bear Boxes

Black bears are very active at Sugar Pine Campground and are very interested in ALL items that smell like food. Each campsite has a metal bear-resistant food locker. The dimensions are 36″ deep, 43″ wide, and 22″ high. It is required by law that all food, drink, toiletries and rubbish containing food, or smells of food, must be stored in provided lockers other than when being prepared. Coolers should be placed inside the food storage locker and not in vehicles.

RVs and Trailers

The campground does not have RV hook-ups, but there are showers and a dump station for registered campers.

Dogs at Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park Campground

Dogs are welcome at the Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park campground. They must be on 6′ leashes in paved areas, the campground, the park’s historic zone, and on the General Creek Fire Road when it is not maintained as a ski trail. Dogs are not allowed in any area where their presence may jeopardize natural resources, disturb wildlife, pose a danger to other visitors or otherwise interfere with the enjoyment of the property. They are also not allowed on any skiing trails at Sugar Pine Point State Park when snow is present. Dog regulations are enforced YEAR-ROUND.

Sugar Pine Point Campground Information

  • Check In: 2 pm
  • Check Out: Noon
  • Generator Hours: 10am – 8pm
  • Quiet Hours: 10pm – 6am
  • 2 Vehicles allowed per campsite
  • Children must have helmets for bicycles/scooters/skateboards
  • 8 people allowed per family campsite
  • Dogs must be leashed and never unattended
  • Vehicles must be parked on pavement
  • Amplified music is only allowed with a permit
  • Food must be stored DAY and NIGHT
  • All CA vehicle regulations apply – no passengers in truckbed


Sugar Pine Point Campground

7360 Westlake Blvd., Tahoma, CA 96142

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