Donner Memorial SP

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  • 12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
  • 530-582-7892

Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, Donner Memorial State Park offers the summer vacationer opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and hiking. In winter, visitors can cross-country ski and snowshoe on trails and enjoy the season’s beauty. Visitors are welcome year-round at the Emigrant Trail Museum and at the Pioneer Monument, built to commemorate those who emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800’s. Included in the museum are displays and information about one of the earliest pioneer wagon trains, the Donner Party, forced by circumstances to camp at the east end of Donner Lake in the winter of 1846-47, resulting in human suffering and loss of life.

Phone: 530-582-7892

Latitude/Longitude: 39.324473 , -120.232657

Camping Season: Open Year Round


  • tenting
  • store
  • swimming pool
  • fishing
  • lp gas
  • modem connection
  • pullthrus
  • sewer hookups
  • laundry
  • other swimming
  • rentals
  • pets
  • cable tv
  • lodging
  • dump station
  • recreation hall
  • boating
  • group area
  • phone hookups
  • slideouts
  • wi-fi


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.


Wednesday 04/25/2018 0%
Sunny. High 72F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Thursday 04/26/2018 40%
Chance of a Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy early. Scattered thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. High near 70F. Winds S at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 40%.
Friday 04/27/2018 0%
Sunny. High 54F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 04/28/2018 20%
Partly Cloudy
Sunshine and clouds mixed. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. High around 45F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Partly Cloudy
Sunday 04/29/2018 10%
Partly Cloudy
Partly to mostly cloudy. High around 50F. Winds WSW at 10 to 20 mph. Much stronger wind gusts expected over ridges.

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July 15, 2008

This location was great, walk to water, trails, history and day trips. The site was noisey and we didn't see a park ranger once. Mostly families, groups and very safe. Some camp spots are better than others, try to stay away from the main road and get spots closer to the water. We saw alot of mosquitos when we were near the steams, some sites were dusty. If you have kids the camp area is great for bikes. Each site had a fire pit, charcoal pit, shlef/box for food and bear box.

If and when we go again I would call park directly and ask them to guide you in picking a great site. 102-104 seemed like winners to me.

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