- 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.
Thursday 03/23/2017 10%
Sun and clouds mixed. High 41F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Friday 03/24/2017 100%
Cloudy with snow. High 37F. Winds SW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 3 to 5 inches.
Saturday 03/25/2017 20%
Cloudy. High 41F. Winds WSW at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday 03/26/2017 60%
Cloudy with snow showers developing during the afternoon. High 39F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 60%.
Monday 03/27/2017 50%
Variable clouds with snow showers. High 39F. Winds W at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 50%. Snow accumulations less than one inch.
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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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