Historical location of the “Donner Party” families, whose story remains as a significant piece of the history of westward expansion during the 19th Century. Bordered on the east by the Donner Memorial State park, Interstate 80 to the north, and Donner Summit to the west, Donner Lake offers a breathtaking alpine setting with fantastic summer recreation. There are many public docks on the lake’s north shore for use, which make a perfect place to picnic, fish, or just relax in the sun. The Truckee Donner Park & Recreation maintain the Public Beach on the lake’s west shore. Enjoyed by both Primary owners and Vacation home owners, you can have a cabin in the woods, or lakefront luxury.