There are 37 public docks along the North side of the lake (Donner Pass Road). During the Summer, the docks are at lake level. In the Winter, the lake level drops by 10 feet and the docks are out of the water. However, you can walk or hang out along the shoreline in Winter due to the low water…
The advantage of a house on the lake is to use the lake! One block you will be at our favorite pier 33 on Donner lake. Fish, picnic, sunset happy hour, or take our kayak and drop it into the lake for a paddle. Or of course....swim! A must do 5 minute walk at the very least while you visit to see…
When Tahoe is TOO busy on the weekend Donner is the spot to be. Near Truckee CA which is the gateway mountain town to North Lake Tahoe, Donner offers hiking, kayaking, swimming and some classic history. Truckee is also just a fun spot to hang out. Great shops and restaurants!
Great for swimming and you can rent boards, kayaks etc on either end of the lake.
Considered as a Jewel of the Northern Sierra, Donner Lake is a popular “year round” vacation spot. There is plenty of fishing, hunting, skiing and swimming.
“A short 5 minute walk to Truckee Creamery for home made ice cream and coffee. In the summer, there is a great outdoor space with lawn games. ”
“Skiing for all levels. There are ample backcountry skiing opportunities as well in the area.”
“Great views of downtown Truckee. Best authentic Caesar Salad in the world. ”
“Food and drinks are both amazing! During winter months make sure to make a reservation!”