For information about the tragic Donner Party, head to the Emigrant Trail Museum. There you’ll also find intricate dioramas detailing the history of railroad development in the Sierra Nevada region. Visitors also suggest you spend some time outdoors. The park is home to numerous hiking and snowshoeing trails, or you can swim, boat and fish.

  • Hours Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Address 12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Phone 530-582-7892
  • Website Donner Memorial State Park & Emigrant Trail
  • Best Feature The park is home to numerous hiking and snowshoeing trails, or you can swim, boat and fish.
  • Hiking
  • Boating
  • Museums

The park is 100 miles east of Sacramento via Interstate 80, and is within the town of Truckee,  just west of downtown on the south side of the freeway.

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