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 10/26/2016 0%
Plentiful sunshine. High 61F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph.
Chance of Rain
Thursday 10/27/2016 60%
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional showers for the afternoon. High 54F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.
Friday 10/28/2016 100%
Rain likely. High 49F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 100%. Rainfall around a half an inch.
Partly Cloudy
Saturday 10/29/2016 10%
Partly Cloudy
Cloudy skies early, followed by partial clearing. High 54F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph.
Sunday 10/30/2016 90%
Rain with some snow mixing in in the afternoon. High 43F. Winds SSW at 15 to 25 mph. Chance of rain 90%. Snow accumulations less than one inch. Winds could occasionally gust over 40 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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