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Upcoming Events

Sierra State Parks Foundation

Dinner in the Mansion for 8

Tahoma, CA
Be wined, dined and taken back in time when you win a privately catered dinner for you and 7 guests INSIDE the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. This annual raffle fundraiser benefitting the work of the Sierra State Parks Foundation... read more

Full Moon Kayak Tour

Tahoma, CA
The Sierra State Parks Foundation is partnering with West Shore Sports to offer a unique kayak tour along the shore of Sugar Pine Point State Park. The tour will take place between the highest elevation operational lightho... read more

Music in the Castle

Rubicon, CA
Join us for music in the Vikingsholm castle with musicians John Metras, Paul DaSilva, Noreen Valdes, and Dr. David Nelson featuring an eclectic program of music from Baroque to Latin. Pianist Paul DaSilva will play the cus... read more

Conversation with History

South Lake Tahoe, CA
Join us for a special evening at Emerald Bay State Park and the incomparable Vikingsholm castle. Following a unique tour, guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in the courtyard of Vikingsholm. Helen Smith will host an ... read more

Birthday, Burgers, and Beer

Tahoma, CA
Celebrate Isaias W. Hellman's 175th birthday on the lawn of the his Lake Tahoe Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park. Live music by the Go To Hell Man Clan, featured brews by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, an all-you-can-... read more

Wine and Wisdom with the Ghost of Mark Twain

Tahoma, CA
A magical evening with a “behind the scene” tour of Hellman-Ehrman Mansion followed by a guest appearance by McAvoy Layne as the ghost of Mark Twain. Guests will enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres while sipping fine wines. Thi... read more

Vikingsholm BBQ: Emerald Bay Resort

Tahoma, CA
Join us for an early evening at Vikingsholm for a picnic style BBQ catered by Gordon's BBQ, wine and beer, and a flashback into the days of Emerald Bay Resort, featuring Rosie Smith. This evening BBQ benefits the work of t... read more

"A Liar's Cruise" on the Tahoe Gal

Tahoe City, CA
Enjoy tall tales, mysterious truths, and an elegant feast of scrumptious never-ending hors d'oeuvres and free-flowing complimentary bubbly.  Infamous Tahoe storytellers will spin their yarns as we cruise along Tahoe's West... read more
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Past Events

Archives Tour

Archives Tour

McClellan, CA
Attendees will meet at Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center, before 9am, for a day of discovery and fun. We will board the bus at 9am, making our way to the California State Archives at the McClellan Airforce Base in Sacramento, with a stop for a picnic lunch and private tour at the Folsom P...
Thursday, June 15 2017 9:00 AM 5:00 PM

Washoe Meadows Wildflower Hike

Washoe Meadows Wildflower Hike

South Lake Tahoe, CA
Round leaved- Sundew, Ladie’s Tresses, Hairy Paintbrush, and Bistort are some of the many wild flowers in bloom in Washoe Meadows. As the local wild flower expert, Lisa Berry will guide an easy 1 mile hike through Washoe Meadows State Park on Sunday June 10. The hike will start at 10am and wrap u...
Saturday, June 10 2017 10:00 AM 12:30 PM

A Night at the Museum: Magic in the Mountains

A Night at the Museum: Magic in the Mountains

Truckee, CA
Sierra State Parks Foundation presents the 3rd Annual Fundraising Gala, “A Night at the Museum: Magic in the Mountains” benefiting the Donner Project.  The evening of June 3rd will be filled with magic performed by world renowned magicians Tom Allan and Magical Mary, a gourmet feast from farm and...
Saturday, June 3 2017 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

Full Moon Snowshoe Tours

Full Moon Snowshoe Tours

Tahoma, CA
State Park Interpreters will be leading Full Moon Snowshoe Tours exploring the natural and cultural history around the Hellman-Ehrman estate and Lake Tahoe shoreline in Sugar Pine Point State Park.  Few experiences are as magical as snowshoeing by the light of a full moon along the snow-covered T...
Sat, Jan 23 2016 7:00 PM Sat, Mar 11 2017 8:30 PM

A Liar's Cruise

A Liar's Cruise

Tahoe City, CA
Enjoy tall tales, mysterious truths, and an elegant feast of scrumptious never-ending hors d'oeuvres and free-flowing complimentary bubbly.  Infamous Tahoe storytellers will spin their yarns as we cruise along Tahoe's West Shore on the fablous Tahoe Gal. You will be the judge and guess who's tell...
Saturday, October 8 2016 4:00 PM 6:00 PM

Conversation with History: An Evening with Helen Smith

Conversation with History: An Evening with Helen Smith

Tahoma, CA
Join us for a special evening at Emerald Bay State Park and the incomparable Vikingsholm castle. Following a unique tour, guests will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres in the courtyard of Vikingsholm. Helen Smith will host an informal conversation about her experiences spending 14 summers at Vikingsh...
Thu, Jul 7 2016 5:00 PM Thu, Sep 1 2016 8:00 PM

Staff and Volunteer BBQ Appreciation

Staff and Volunteer BBQ Appreciation

Tahoma, CA
The Sierra State Parks Foundation, California State Parks Foundation and California State Parks invite all staff and volunteers for a bbq at the Group Picnic Area at Sugar Pine Point State Park on August 25 from 5:00pm -7:30pm. Hamburgers, veggie burgers, drinks, desserts, and all the fixings wil...
Thursday, August 25 2016 5:00 PM 7:30 PM

A Bear Affair

A Bear Affair

Tahoma, CA
Bear claws, juice, and coffee will be served on the lawn of the Children's House while a State Park Interpreter displays bear artifacts and facilitates an interactive presentation about our 300 pound neighbors, the California black bear. This interactive program is sponsored by the Sierra State P...
Sat, Jun 25 2016 11:00 AM Sat, Aug 20 2016 1:00 PM

Full Moon Kayak Tour

Full Moon Kayak Tour

Tahoma, CA
The Sierra State Parks Foundation is partnering with West Shore Sports to offer a unique kayak tour along the shore of Sugar Pine Point State Park. The tour will take place between the highest elevation operational lighthouse in the U.S. to the parks southern boundary overlooking Meeks Bay.State ...
Thu, Jul 21 2016 7:00 PM Thu, Aug 18 2016 9:00 PM

An Evening of Wine and Wisdom featuring the Ghost of Mark Twain

An Evening of Wine and Wisdom featuring the Ghost of Mark Twain

Tahoma, CA
We have a very special evening planned! Docents will lead your small group in a “behind the scenes” tour of the historic Hellman-Ehrman Mansion at Sugar Pine Point State Park. The tour will be  followed by Tahoe Ridge Winery wines and  exquisit hors d’oeuvres to enjoy of the front porch overlooki...
Thursday, August 11 2016 5:00 PM 8:00 PM

Sierra State Parks Foundation

Mailing Address

PO Box 28 Tahoe City, Ca. 96145 info@sierrastateparks.org
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