Sierra State Parks Foundation

Sierra State Parks Foundation



About Us

The Sierra State Parks Foundation began in 1973 as the “Lake Tahoe State Parks Advisory Committee.” Although the association went through a few name changes, by 1988 it became the Sierra State Parks Foundation, or SSPF, and has remained so ever since.

Today SSPF has a dynamic professional staff and a nine-member Board of Directors. SSPF works closely with California State Parks to fund the most tangible aspects of the visitor experience in the Lake Tahoe-Donner California State Parks.

From nature talks, historic house tours and Junior Ranger programs to interpretive signage, educational programs and historic preservation projects, SSPF plays a critical role in filling the gap where State Parks leaves off providing staff, volunteers, funding and partnership to the California State Parks in the Lake Tahoe-Donner Region.