Donner Lake
 
 
 

Donner Lake itself is the pure embodiment of an alpine body of water, with views of the Sierra Nevada Range and the Tahoe National Forest. The town of Truckee surrounds the lake, and thus gives visitors access to a great Northern Californian community with a small town charm. The lake is named after the infamous Donner Party, which became stranded in the region in 1847 and resorted to drastic means of survival (there's even a memorial and museum nearby for you history buffs).

A beautiful indigo jewel, Donner Lake is a California favorite for year-round fun. You'll find well-maintained campsites in Donner Memorial State Park and trails for hiking, biking, rock climbing, and horseback riding in the Donner Summit area up Old Highway 40. A public boat ramp and public docks along the north side of the water and a public beach at West End invite one and all to swim, sail, water ski, and fish.

The West End beach located the west shore of donner lake is a public 10-acre day use beach offering swimming, picnicking, kayak and paddleboat rentals, grilling and more. There are two private beaches that are available to property owners or their guests: Donner Tract Private Beach and Tahoe Donner Homeowners private beach access at the East Shore of Donner Lake.

LakeRentals offers excellent vacation rentals at Donner Lake at competitive prices.

 
 
 
Lake Details
Lake Type: Fresh Water
Dimensions:  
  Depth: 230 Feet
Surface Area: 960 acres
Shoreline length: 8 miles
Elevation: 5,935 feet
 
 
 
 
 
 
Activities
  • camping
  • canoeing
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • picknicking
  • power boating
  • sailing
  • snow boarding
  • snow skiing
  • swimming
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fishing
  • Trout
 
 
 
 
 
 
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3 bedroom Truckee Home Vacation Rental Home
3 BR/ 2.00 BA Sleeps 8
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3 bedroom Truckee Condo Vacation Rental - Ski-in/Ski-out Condo
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4 BR/ 3.00 BA Sleeps 10
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Ski-in / Ski-out Vacation Condo with three bedrooms

Truckee
Ski-in/Ski-out
What a great home to rent for your winter or summer vacation! Relax in this upper unit (with no adjo...

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Condo 3 / 2 / 8

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$150 - $350
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$1050 - $2450
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The Perfect Tahoe Donner Get-Away Vacation Home with a Ho...

Truckee
The Perfect Tahoe Donner Get-Away Vacation Home with a Hot Tub! *** Click on the Floor Plan Tour fo...

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Home 3 / 2 / 8

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$250 - $450
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$1750 - $3150
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New Listing! Expansive Tahoe Donner Gem w/ 2 Suites, Near...

Truckee
New Listing! Expansive Tahoe Donner Gem w/ 2 Suites, Near Skiing & Rec Center Nestled on a tree-lin...

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Home 4 / 3 / 10

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$159 - $502
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$1191 - $3009
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Truckee, Ca - Bright & Sunny 2 Br /2.5 Ba Town-home in lo...

Truckee
Truckee, Ca - Bright & Sunny 2 Br /2.5 Ba Town-home in lower Tahoe Donner Perfect Tahoe Donner loca...

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Condo 2 / 2.5 / 8

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$150 - $325
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$1050 - $2275
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Kerr

Truckee
Large older home on the gold course. Amenities:Bed Size 1st/Master: QueenBed Size 2nd Rm: QueenBed ...

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Home 4 / 3.5 / 10

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$265 - $620
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$1855 - $4340
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Tsai's Charming Tahoe Donner Cabin

Truckee
This charming home is filled with lots of natural light & has wonderful views from almost every room...

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Home 3 / 2 / 6

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$200 - $350
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$1400 - $2100
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4Br w/ Deck, Prosser Lake Out Back Door ? 5 Minutes to Tr...

Truckee
4Br w/ Deck, Prosser Lake Out Back Door ? 5 Minutes to Truckee Unlike many other homes in the Truck...

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Home 4 / 3 / 10

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$216 - $668
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$1561 - $3990
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Graham - Truckee Home

Truckee
Beach Access, Lake nearby
This is a super cute and open four bedroom home, all on one level, so perfect for someone that doesn...

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Home 4 / 2 / 8

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$310 - $435
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$2170 - $3045
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4Br/4.5Ba Luxury Golf Course Home in Truckee w/ Private H...

Truckee
4Br/4.5Ba Luxury Golf Course Home in Truckee w/ Private Hot Tub Impress your group with a luxury st...

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Home 4 / 4.5 / 15

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$540 - $1164
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$3758 - $6934
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Wooded Luxury at 4Br Tahoe Donner w/ Private Deck in the ...

Truckee
Lake View
Wooded Luxury at 4Br Tahoe Donner w/ Private Deck in the Pines Bring your group getaway to a modern...

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Home 4 / 3 / 12

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$549 - $1355
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$3768 - $8077
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Gorgeous 4Br Tahoe Donner Home w/ Recreational Amenities ...

Truckee
Gorgeous 4Br Tahoe Donner Home w/ Recreational Amenities ? Near Ski Resorts Ski enthusiasts will sw...

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Home 4 / 3 / 10

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$207 - $644
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$1410 - $3849
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Edmunds - Truckee Home

Truckee
Golf nearby, Lake nearby, Skiing nearby
This is the perfect location for a vacation!  Located minutes to Downtown Truckee and close to all a...

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Home 4 / 2.5 / 10

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$310 - $495
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$2170 - $3465
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4Br w/ Main House & Studio Apartment - Private Deck Overl...

Truckee
4Br w/ Main House & Studio Apartment - Private Deck Overlooks Golf Course Privacy and comfort go ha...

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Home 4 / 3 / 12

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$269 - $690
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$1865 - $4122
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4Br w/ Private Hot Tub & Game Room - Access Unrivaled Tah...

Truckee
4Br w/ Private Hot Tub & Game Room - Access Unrivaled Tahoe Donner Amenities Stunning views of Nort...

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Home 4 / 3 / 10

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$451 - $926
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$3147 - $5525
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Spacious Centrally Located 3Br w/ Game Room, Fireplace, D...

Truckee
Spacious Centrally Located 3Br w/ Game Room, Fireplace, Deck & Amenity Access Nestled in the beauti...

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Home 3 / 2.5 / 10

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$220 - $587
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$1580 - $3504
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Troy-Shubin's Tahoe Donner Lookout

Truckee
Located in the neighborhood of Tahoe Donner this spacious home has 5 bedroom and 3 bathrooms. The l...

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Home 5 / 3 / 12

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$300 - $600
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$2100 - $4200
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Beautiful Tahoe Donner Home

Truckee
Tahoe at its finest! Beautiful Home to enjoy the area and close to so many world-class amenities. Ho...

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Home 3 / 3 / 9

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$250 - $500
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$1750 - $3500
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Dog-Friendly 3Br Modern Cabin w/ Bar, Grill & Amenity Acc...

Truckee
Dog-Friendly 3Br Modern Cabin w/ Bar, Grill & Amenity Access, Near Slopes Wake up and hit the slope...

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Home 3 / 2 / 8

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$203 - $516
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$1251 - $3086
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New Listing - Spacious Tahoe Donner 3Br + Sleeping Den - ...

Truckee
New Listing - Spacious Tahoe Donner 3Br + Sleeping Den - Bike Downtown This stunning 3B/2.5BA mount...

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Home 3 / 2.5 / 8

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$216 - $550
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$1533 - $3289
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Cozy 2 bedroom condo-dog friendly!

Truckee
Great location for this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo, close to Trout Creek Rec Center! The living room ...

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Condo 2 / 2.5 / 5

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$135 - $300
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$945 - $2100
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Charming 3Br w/ Fireplace & Deck - Community Pool, Gym, S...

Truckee
Lake View
Charming 3Br w/ Fireplace & Deck - Community Pool, Gym, Sauna PROPERTY OVERVIEW Tucked away in th...

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Condo 3 / 2 / 6

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$149 - $458
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$1030 - $2745
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Private 20-Acre Estate w/ Hot Tub & Mountain Views!

Truckee
Lake View
Peace and tranquility await at this 20-acre 4BR/3BA estate in Truckee with panoramic views. A master...

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Home 4 / 3 / 14

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$255 - $291
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Michelucci's Dream Chalet in the Heart of Tahoe Donner!

Truckee
From the minute you step into the entryway, you will feel right at home. The open floor plan upstair...

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Home 3 / 2.5 / 8

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$250 - $450
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$1750 - $3150
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Tahoe Donner 4Br w/ Hot Tub, Pool & Mountain Views - Clos...

Truckee
Lake View
Tahoe Donner 4Br w/ Hot Tub, Pool & Mountain Views - Close to Skiing & Beach Incredible mountain vi...

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Home 4 / 3 / 9

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$286 - $679
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$2005 - $4054
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Charming 3Br Retreat in the Pines - Minutes to Prosser La...

Truckee
Charming 3Br Retreat in the Pines - Minutes to Prosser Lake & Truckee Dining Brimming with rustic T...

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Home 3 / 2 / 8

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$188 - $482
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$1338 - $2884
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