Sugar Pine Point State Park, also known as Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point SP, contains nearly two miles of lake frontage and dense forests of pine, fir, aspen and juniper. Another attraction is the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion, a summer home built in 1903 for prominent financier Isaias W. Hellman. The home is open by guided tour only from 11-4 July through Labor Day. In the Fall of 2012 a wheelchair-accessible ramp was installed to provide accessibility to the first floor. The park is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe, ten miles south of Tahoe City on Highway 89. Visitors should be aware of how high altitude may affect them. Phone 530-525-7982.
General Creek Campground. Accessible camping is available. The campfire center is also accessible, with accessible parking nearby.
Visitor Center/Museum Picnic Area. Accessible picnic sites, restrooms, and parking are available. In the Fall of 2012, additional accessible picnic sites were installed at the lakefront. These sites are accessible via a paved trail that has slopes less than 10% with level resting areas. Some people with mobility disabilities may need assistance to reach these sites.
The Lakeshore Trail is a nearly 1/2 mile paved trail along the shore of Lake Tahoe. The trail can be accessed from the western most parking lot where there are also accessible restrooms. Grades on portions of the paved trail do not exceed 10% and level resting areas are provided however some people with mobility impairments may require assistance. Call 530-525-3345 or 530-525-9524
The West Shore Bike Trail has 1 mile of accessible trail located north and south of the entrance road into the park, along highway 89. The trail is constructed of asphalt. Trail accessibility terminates approximately ¼ mile north of the park entrance road and approximately ¾ mile to the south of the park entrance road.
The Campground Trail is a 3/4 mile accessible trail located in the General Creek Campground. The trail is constructed of asphalt and connects multiple campground loops.
Summer 2013 - A new virtual tour station is located inside the Nature Center. This large screen interactive program permits visitors to view and listen to live audio tours as they take place inside the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion. The program also provides 360 degree views of the grounds around the mansion and exhibit areas that may not be accessible to people with limited mobility. Assistive listening devices are also available.
Definitions & Terms
Meets all or most of the current accessibility standards; most visitors with disabilities will not need assistance.
Meets many current codes and has few barriers, but some visitors with disabilities may need assistance.
Meets some current codes but has some barriers; many visitors with disabilities may require assistance.
Describes facilities that have been set aside and usually signed or “designated” accessible because they met accessibility codes when built. Such facilities may vary from newer suggested guidelines in specified ways, and improvements may be planned or ongoing. Minor variations from guidelines are not usually described. This term is often used for parking spaces that are reserved for visitors with disabilities even though there may be minor issues with slope, signage, or size.