On our last full day in Lake Tahoe, we went exploring other parts around the lake a bit. We found Sugar Pine Point State Park – which has to be one of my favorite places now!
Sugar Pine Point is on the west side of Lake Tahoe, technically in Tahoma, CA. The park is full of dense forests and a long, rocky beach on the shore of the lake. The beach is full of colorful rocks and pebbles, and also features huge boulders to climb and sit on. I don’t know why I love boulders so much, but the boulders definitely made the beach for me. Because of all the pine trees, the beach is also littered with HUGE pinecones.
Not to mention the water. It was SO pretty. You could see the shallow parts versus the deeper parts depending on the color of the water, and when the wind blew just right, the water turned more glassy and silky. So beautiful. The mountains in the background are also something you can’t ignore.
We were there for a few hours right before a snow storm, so the clouds were doing some pretty awesome things. I’m sure blue skies would’ve made the water look even bluer, but the foggy skies and quickly-moving clouds was just what the doctor ordered for 4 Texas escaping summer heat and sunshine. 😉
I’d love to come back again to camp here with our pups, and at a time where it would be warm enough to swim!
We had fun taking selfies, jumping around on the boulders, skipping rocks, and relaxing in our hammocks while looking at the beauty around us. I was even inspired to improv a “rock opera” because of all the boulders and rocks around me. The rock opera was quite hilarious and amazing, if I do say so myself; I wish I had written down the lyrics, because I’d have a smash hit on my hands! 😉
Don’t forget to take a look around our other Lake Tahoe posts.
What’s your favorite spot in Lake Tahoe?
[All photos were taken in May 2015.]