Sugar Pine Point

The beach at Sugar Pine Point State Park is primarily sand, and is located within the historic zone, near the popular Pine Lodge mansion.  Its size varies with the  water level of Lake Tahoe. Two portions of the beach are located north and south of the mouth of General Creek. The north portion is accessed thru the Ed Z'berg Preserve north of the historic zone, and the south beach is accessed from the lawn near the mansion itself. The beaches can also be accessed by boat and a pier is available for briefly loading and unloading.  In addition, a waterside trail extends  to the south boundary of the park and quiet smaller rocky beaches on the outer Meeks Bay.

Sugar Pine Point

Hours of Operation

Park hours- Sunrise to Sunset

Beach Features

  • Accessibility
  • Campsites Nearby
  • Drinking Water Available
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Group Facilities
  • Guided Tours
  • Hiking
  • Interpretive Site
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
  • Parking/Day-use Fee
  • Picnic Tables
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Public Transit Nearby
  • Shade Available
  • Swimming
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Center
  • Watertrail Trailhead

Beach Contact

Tel: 530-525-3384
Email or Website:

Helpful Information

Parking is $10 per vehicle and  $5 off season. Fees due year around. The beach can be crowded during peak periods. A nearby picnic area is available, and camping is located across the highway in the General Creek campground. Dogs are not allowed on trails or beaches, but are allowed in the picnic area and campground.

KEEP IT CLEAN: Lake Tahoe is recognized as an Outstanding Natural Resource Water. Please, join your fellow beachgoers in protecting this special place! Begin by being an example to others:

  • Dispose of trash properly or pack it out.
  • Keep your butt in your pants - the sand is not an ashtray.
  • Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
  • Campfires are NEVER allowed on Tahoe beaches.

VEGETATION: Protect Tahoe plants! Keep outside signed or fenced protected habitat.

SWIM and BOAT SMART: Very cold water, sudden storms and unexpected waves deserve respect. Be alert!

PET OWNERS: Pets are not permitted on beaches.

BOATERS: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat - completely clean, drain and dry your boat before launching it at Tahoe.

FISHING: Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license. Visit one of the many Lake Tahoe fishing sites to learn more about fishing and the special regulations that are enforced at Tahoe.

THE COAST GUARD AT TAHOE: The station near Tahoe City operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency and give the name of this beach!

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR LAKE TAHOE - BUY OR RENEW A LAKE TAHOE LICENSE PLATE: Over 96% of the funds from Lake Tahoe license plate purchase and renewal fees support lake access, hiking and biking trails, and other important projects in the Lake Tahoe basin. Lake Tahoe plates start at $50 in CA and $61 in NV in addition to your usual annual registration fees. Visit or call (800) 510-8246 for more information.