Donner Memorial State Park

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History and Mountain Lake Fun Await You

Donner Memorial State Park is located amid the pine and fir forests just west of the charming, historic town of Truckee in the Sierra Nevada.  Surrounded by magnificent alpine scenery and directly adjacent to a beautiful three-mile-long lake, the park offers visitors a wide range of historic and recreational opportunities. Winter and summer fun at the park includes camping, picnicking, hiking, boating, fishing and water sports. Historic and cultural amenities include the Emigrant Trail Museum and Pioneer Monument showcasing the overland immigration of the 1840’s, the Donner Tragedy, natural history of the Truckee Basin as well as local Native American communities.

Overview:  Donner Memorial State Park

Located adjacent to the historic small town of Truckee, California and east of the Sierra Crest, Donner Memorial State Park offers visitors year-round recreational opportunities.  Summer activities include camping, picnicking, boating, swimming, biking, fishing, and hiking.  In winter, visitors can cross-country ski and snowshoe.  The Emigrant Trail Museum, currently being expanded and the Pioneer Monument, built to commemorate those who immigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800's, are open year-round.