Donner Lake

Donner Lake is a focal point for many activities. The usual water type activities of swimming, sailing, water skiing (35 MPH Limit), diving, and fishing (Mackinaw, Rainbow, German Brown, and Kokanee) can be enjoyed on our “Jewel of the Sierra”.

There is quite a bit of “public” access to the Lake: Donner Memorial State Park and Museum, West End Beach, as well as 1.5 miles of public boat docks along the North side of the Lake, from the Public Boat Ramp, to the Donner Tract Private Beach (there is also a small section of public piers at the foot of Summit Drive).

Being at the center of some of the best snow skiing in the Sierra, makes Donner Lake a very popular place. Donner Lake is less than a half hour from: Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar, Sugar Bowl, Donner Ski Ranch, Tahoe DonnerĀ®, Boreal, and Soda Springs. In addition, Royal Gorge and the Donner Memorial State Park may have trails for the Cross Country crowd. Snowboarding is also popular.

For the more Adventuresome:

Hiking is very popular; take a tour with a Ranger at the State Park; visit the Indian “Petroglyphs” near Rainbow Bridge, or Rock Climbing near the Summit — there are several climbs which have challenged even the best!

Horseback riding is available at various resorts and Golf Courses are also less than a half hour away. Soar above us all, with a glider ride from the Truckee Tahoe Airport, just minutes away.

Organized Summer Activities:

Mini Triathlon (which inclues swimming about 1 mile, 40K bicycle race, then run around the Lake!); The 4th of July FIREWORKS; Donner Lake Swim; The Lake Tahoe Music Festival will be held exclusively in the Village at Northstar; Turkey Trot (run around the Lake). Throughout the summer there are all types of events happening, such as sailboat and windsurfing races. Check often with the Truckee Donner Park & Recreation’s Event Calendar for what’s happening while your visiting Donner Lake.

 

Search Donner Lake Real Estate Properties






Recently Listed Donner Lake Homes For Sale

View all Listings
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1703
Adorable remodeled cabin located in the upcoming ?gentrified? area of Moraine St. at Donner Lake. With only a 5 minute walk to the lake and... Details
$575,000
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1443
Location, location, location! This classic 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom Truckee cabin with 2 car garage and studio above is located across the way from... Details
$399,900
Beds: 4 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1389
Adorable Donner Lake cabin at the West End with soaring ceilings and an amazing setting. Features include: Flagstone patio overlooking the forest... Details
$579,000
Beds: 3 Baths: 3.0 Sq Ft: 2800
Breathtaking views of Donner Lake & Sierra Crest from this multi-level home. Large lot with seasonal creek and room to build a garage. In-law... Details
$1,250,000
Beds: 2 Baths: 1.5 Sq Ft: 635
Take a look and use your imagination. The perfect project to be transformed into a cozy cabin so close to Donner Lake. Gigantic upstairs loft... Details
$299,000
Beds: 1 Baths: 1.0 Sq Ft: 576
Lake front..Perfect for a nice getaway! Located in Donner Lake Village, lower level rare one bedroom and a living area. Full kitchen with available... Details
$200,000
Beds: 4 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1732
Fabulous Donner Lake split-level cabin. Sunny lot with attached over-sized 2 car garage. Remodeled w/ newer paint, carpet, stainless appliances,... Details
$545,000
Beds: 4 Baths: 4.0 Sq Ft: 2825
We're at the lake...that's what you?ll tell your friends when you own this stunning Donner Lakefront home. Each day is a vacation while... Details
$2,600,000
Beds: 2 Baths: 2.5 Sq Ft: 1200
Amazing Donner Lake and High Sierra mountain views from this upgraded condo in the Donner Pines West complex. This pet friendly 2br 2.5ba is... Details
$327,500
Beds: 3 Baths: 2.0 Sq Ft: 1584
Walk to Donner Lake! Brand new carpet and fresh new paint in this 2 level home with upper level deck & front porch for summer night outdoor... Details
$550,000
View all Listings