Donner Lake

Donner Lake is a focal point for many activities.

Donner Lake is a focal point for many fun-filled activities. The usual water type activities of swimming, sailing, water skiing, diving, and fishing can be enjoyed on the “Jewel of the Sierra.” Locals and visitors are welcome to stay and play at “The Lake.” They still have that “Family Resort” atmosphere with lots to offer year-round. Hope to see you soon!

  • Address 15695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161
  • Website Donner Lake
  • Best Feature Boating, fishing, & summer activities
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Vacation Rentals

Check their website for maps and directions.


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