South Lake Tahoe Rec Events

Sugar Pine Point State Park, South Lake Tahoe CA , February 2015 – Looking for Recreational Events near South lake Tahoe the Weekend of Feb 28th?
Ok so this is promoted as a Snowshoe Tour but because of the lack of snow fall in The Sierra this winter this likely to be a Moonlight Hike, but it is still a cool event to check out on the magical Westside of Lake Tahoe.

Spectacular Full Moon Snowshoe Tours
Saturdays,  Feb 28, 2015 (and Apr 4 if enough snow)
Join Park Rangers for moonlight adventures around the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and along Lake Tahoe’s magical West Shore. Few experiences compare to snowshoeing under the light of a full moon along the snow covered Tahoe shoreline!
For those new to snowshoeing, there will be a beginners’ clinic at 6:30pm. All proceeds from these tours support Sierra State Parks Foundation. $25 for adults; free for children 12 and younger. Price includes snowshoe rental and parking. Meet in the day use area parking lot (lakeside entrance off Highway 89). 1½ hours. Wear warm, layered clothing, waterproof shoes, and bring a flashlight. Space is limited and reservations required through our State Park Partner, West Shore Sports at 530-525-9920

Ed Z’berg – Sugar Pine Point State Park contains one of the finest remaining natural areas on Lake Tahoe. With nearly two miles of lake frontage, the park has dense forests of pine, fir, aspen and juniper.

If we do get snow this weekend in the Sierra (20-30% chance of Snow Saturday and Sunday)  here is a Cross Country ski trail map provided by the park

South Lake Tahoe Event Extras

There is great Hiking in this area also:
Lakefront Interpretive Trail: Starting at the North Boathouse and following the shoreline to the South Boathouse, this flat, paved trail is 1/4 mile long. Borrow a guide from the Nature Center that will lead you past ten stops along the trail.
Rod Beaudry Trail: Beginning between the Nature Center and the park office (Caretaker’s House) and leading through the forest, this paved trail is 1/2 mile long. Interpretive markers along the way describe the area and history. The trail ends at Highway 89.
Dolder Nature Trail: This 11/2-mile loop trail leads through mixed forest and circles the Edwin L. Z’Berg Natural Preserve. Along the way it passes the world’s highest – in elevation – operating navigational light, and includes excellent views of the lake.
General Creek Trail: This dirt trail is a 6 1/2-mile loop.
Lily Pond Trail: A side trip goes four miles to Lily Pond. Starting adjacent to campsite 150, follow the unpaved North Fire Road. Stay to the right and do not cross General Creek. When the main road turns into a trail, follow it, staying to the right and following the signs to Lily Pond. The Lily Pond branch can be used to access Desolation Wilderness or Lost Lake on U.S. Forest Service lands. Hikers to these farther destinations must obtain wilderness permits and should equip themselves with more specific maps before starting out.

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