- 12593 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161, USA
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.
Latitude/Longitude: 39.324473 , -120.232657
Camping Season: Open Year Round
- swimming pool
- lp gas
- modem connection
- sewer hookups
- other swimming
- cable tv
- dump station
- recreation hall
- group area
- phone hookups
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.
- 3:07 PM PDT on April 26, 2017
- 2:45 PM PDT on May 02, 2017
Saturday 04/29/2017 0%
Lots of sunshine. High 58F. Winds ENE at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 04/30/2017 0%
Mainly sunny. High 61F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph.
Monday 05/01/2017 0%
Sunny. High 63F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday 05/02/2017 10%
Plentiful sunshine. High 64F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
Wednesday 05/03/2017 0%
Sunny skies. High 69F. Winds ESE at 5 to 10 mph.
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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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