The Sierra Club Foundation has a fund set up to benefit charitable programs of the CTL Support Team, which provides Environmental Education experiences for school groups and Sierra Club’s ICO (Inspiring Connections Outdoors).

We are very grateful for donations to support our amazing Lodge and the life-changing experiences it enables through our Outdoor Environmental Education program. Please click the “Donate Now” button below for detailed information on how you can donate to The Sierra Club Foundation in support of Clair Tappaan Lodge. Thank you for making a difference!



Annual Fundraisers

The next annual fundraiser has been scheduled for July 16th & 17th of 2021. 

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Each summer, Clair Tappaan Lodge hosts a fundraiser to raise money for Environmental Education grants. Festivities at past fundraisers have included live music, delicious wine, hearty meals, art auctions, raffles, history talks, hikes, organized outdoor activities, and more. In 2005 the Sierra Nevada Group of the Sierra Club created a summer fundraising weekend to benefit the Lodge. They successfully hosted the event for 2 years, after which the Clair Tappaan Lodge Committee organized the event.

The festivities begin Friday with a gathering of lodge friends and supporters, an afternoon hike and an evening program, often visual or historical. Saturday brings multiple hikes of varying lengths, interests and locales, an afternoon live music program with wine, a silent Art Auction, a delicious dinner, and a special evening speaker. A raffle highlights Sunday morning breakfast, followed by more hikes into the afternoon.

The primary goal of the fundraiser is to provide grant funds for Environmental Education groups; event participants are encouraged to donate. In the first ten years of the event, over $77,000 has been donated to Clair Tappaan’s Environmental Education fund with the Sierra Club Foundation.

Check our Events page often.  

What you can do to assure the future of Clair Tappaan Lodge

Come visit!  If you’ve never been to Clair Tappaan Lodge, you don’t know what you’ve been missing. If you’ve never used snowshoes, snowshoes can be rented from our Rental Shop.

For winter weekends, make your reservations early;  the Lodge tends to fill up.  Consider visiting during mid-week in winter;  you avoid the heavy traffic, and you get a discount on your stay as well.

Sierra Club members always receive the Sierra Club price.  We also have the opportunity for you to join the Sierra Club at a discounted price of $15.  The memberships are good for a year!

For information about staying at the Lodge, email or call (530) 426-3632.