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
 
 
 
 
 
 
Browse the listings near Donner Lake or filter by a nearby city from the list below.

Refine Your Search:
Destination
Check-In Check-Out
Amenities
Enter Keywords:
 
 
 
 
Featured Listings
 
The Perfect Tahoe Donner G ...
3 bedroom Truckee Home Vacation Rental Home
3 BR/ 2.00 BA Sleeps 8
More Info
Ski-in / Ski-out Vacation ...
3 bedroom Truckee Condo Vacation Rental - Ski-in/Ski-out Condo
3 BR/ 2.00 BA Sleeps 8
More Info
Sunny Truckee Summer or Sk ...
3 bedroom Truckee Home Vacation Rental Home
3 BR/ 2.00 BA Sleeps 8
More Info
 
 
 
  Sort by:  Type BR/BA/Sleeps Price  
 

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...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 3 / 2 / 8

Online Booking

$200 - $450
Per Night

$1400 - $2275
Per Week

 
 

2Br Cabin - Private Hot Tub, Shared Pool, Beach Club

Truckee
Golf nearby, Lake nearby, Skiing nearby
Charming 2 bedroom getaway with hot tub that will accommodate four guests Note: This property was a...

View Details    Send Inquiry
Home 2 / 1.5 / 4

$115 - $300
Per Night

 
 

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...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Condo 3 / 2 / 8

Online Booking

$150 - $350
Per Night

$1050 - $2100
Per Week

 
 

Long's Condo - Cozy Condo, perfect for Vacation, Ski or S...

Truckee
Long's Condo - Cozy Condo, perfect for Vacation, Ski or Summer Lease! Great location for this 2 bed...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Condo 2 / 1.5 / 4

Online Booking

$100 - $225
Per Night

$700 - $1575
Per Week

 
 

Light-Filled, Newly Remodeled Tahoe Donner Cabin, Near Sk...

Truckee
Lake View
Light-Filled, Newly Remodeled Tahoe Donner Cabin, Near Skiing and Downtown Whether you?re here for ...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 3 / 4 / 8

Online Booking

$127 - $529
Per Night

$801 - $3498
Per Week

 
 

Stunning 5Br 3.5Ba Home with Picturesque Mountain Views a...

Truckee
Lake View
Stunning 5Br 3.5Ba Home with Picturesque Mountain Views and Resort Access Get away from it all with...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 5 / 3.5 / 10

Online Booking

$398 - $1200
Per Night

$2735 - $8391
Per Week

 
 

Expansive, Remodeled 5Br Home at Tahoe Donner ? Swim, Ski...

Truckee
Lake View
Expansive, Remodeled 5Br Home at Tahoe Donner ? Swim, Ski & Ride Newly remodeled from top to bottom...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 5 / 3 / 10

Online Booking

$208 - $636
Per Night

$1402 - $4445
Per Week

 
 

4Br/3Ba House in Tahoe Donner, Rec Center, Golf, Ski Acce...

Truckee
4Br/3Ba House in Tahoe Donner, Rec Center, Golf, Ski Access, Sleeps 10 Our spacious 4BR/3BA house h...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 4 / 3 / 10

Online Booking

$249 - $635
Per Night

$1700 - $4438
Per Week

 
 

Newly Remodeled Tahoe Donner Greenbelt Home w/ 3 BR Suites

Truckee
PROPERTY OVERVIEW This newly remodeled 3BR mountain home sits on the edge of the Tahoe Donner gree...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 3 / 4 / 8

Online Booking

$231 - $546
Per Night

$1584 - $3823
Per Week

 
 

Large 5Br Mountain w/ Hot Tub, Decks, Barbecue & Game Room

Truckee
Plan your next multi-family getaway at this sprawling 5BR/4BA mountain retreat. Spacious interiors a...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 5 / 4 / 16

Online Booking

$399 - $882
Per Night

$2996 - $6165
Per Week

 
 

Beautifully Remodeled 2Br w/ Big Deck, Fireplace & 2 Loft...

Truckee
Beautifully Remodeled 2Br w/ Big Deck, Fireplace & 2 Lofts ? Backs to Creek PROPERTY OVERVIEW Thi...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Cabin 2 / 2 / 6

Online Booking

$64 - $444
Per Night

$493 - $3109
Per Week

 
 

Modern Truckee Cabin W/ 5 Star Amenity Access

Truckee
Lake View
If space and tranquility are what you seek, you?ve found the right place. This 3BR, 3BA North Lake T...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 3 / 3 / 8

Online Booking

$340 - $721
Per Night

$2346 - $5050
Per Week

 
 

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...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 4 / 2.5 / 10

Online Booking

$310 - $495
Per Night

$2170 - $3465
Per Week

 
 

Sierra Getaway

Truckee
Golf nearby, Lake nearby, Lake View, Skiing nearby
This is a great three bedroom, 2 bath home with amazing views of Donner Lake!  Everyone will love th...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 3 / 2 / 7

Online Booking

$220 - $340
Per Night

$1540 - $2380
Per Week

 
 

Newly Renovated Northstar 4Br Home - Free Shuttle to Skii...

Truckee
Newly Renovated Northstar 4Br Home - Free Shuttle to Skiing, Biking & Golf This newly remodeled 4BR...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 4 / 3 / 10

Online Booking

$160 - $1387
Per Night

$1224 - $9705
Per Week

 
 

Hoskin's Home Away from Home!

Truckee
Check out this spacious home with three levels. The main level has the open living, dining kitchen a...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 4 / 2.5 / 8

Online Booking

$150 - $325
Per Night

$1050 - $2100
Per Week

 
 

Ski, Snowboard or Hike: 2Br, 2Ba Truckee Condo 1 Mile fro...

Truckee
Ski, Snowboard or Hike: 2Br, 2Ba Truckee Condo 1 Mile from Northstar This 2BR, 2BA Truckee condo (s...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Condo 2 / 2 / 4

Online Booking

$52 - $607
Per Night

$401 - $4248
Per Week

 
 

Frank - Truckee Home

Truckee
You will love this open and bright home with beautiful views! Three large bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Th...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 3 / 2.5 / 8

Online Booking

$310 - $560
Per Night

$2170 - $3920
Per Week

 
 

Tahoe Donner 3Br w/ Balcony, BBQ, Fireplace & Resort Amen...

Truckee
Lake View
Tahoe Donner 3Br w/ Balcony, BBQ, Fireplace & Resort Amenities - Near Skiing This 3BR/2BA home feat...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 3 / 2 / 6

Online Booking

$70 - $420
Per Night

$543 - $2942
Per Week

 
 

Mill Camp

Truckee
Skiing nearby
This is a newly remodeled two bedroom, three bath condo located in Northstar!  You will love the loc...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Condo 2 / 2 / 6

Online Booking

$190 - $405
Per Night

$1330 - $2835
Per Week

 
 

Schrader

Truckee
You will fall in love with this four bedroom, three bath home with a loft area!  This home is open a...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 4 / 3 / 8

Online Booking

$310 - $405
Per Night

$2170 - $2835
Per Week

 
 

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 ...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Condo 2 / 2.5 / 5

Online Booking

$135 - $260
Per Night

$945 - $1610
Per Week

 
 

4Br, 4Ba Tahoe Donner Snow Globe Home - Access to 5-Star ...

Truckee
Lake View
4Br, 4Ba Tahoe Donner Snow Globe Home - Access to 5-Star Amenities Experience year-round fun in Nor...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 4 / 3.5 / 10

Online Booking

$86 - $635
Per Night

$652 - $4440
Per Week

 
 

A Retreat in the Truckee Pines - Minutes from Prosser Lake

Truckee
Brimming with rustic Truckee charm, our 3-bedroom, 2-bath cabin is situated in the Prosser Heights n...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Home 3 / 2 / 8

Online Booking

$149 - $634
Per Night

$1011 - $4435
Per Week

 
 

Updated 1Br Snowpeak Condo w/ Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna ? Near...

Truckee
Lake View
Updated 1Br Snowpeak Condo w/ Pool, Hot Tub, Sauna ? Near Ski Slopes PROPERTY OVERVIEW Wake up and...

View Details and Book Online    Send Inquiry
Condo 1 / 1 / 4

Online Booking

$47 - $293
Per Night

$359 - $2049
Per Week

 
           
More Lake Locations and Properties