Nevada County, Northern California

Donner Lake Camping



Donner Lake Picnic Areas


  • Donner Memorial State Park
    • Lakeshore Picnic Sites
    • Restrooms, Piped Water
    • $8 per Vehicle
  • West End Beach Park
    • Beach, BBQ, Picnic
    • Restrooms, Piped Water
    • Playground, Volleyball
    • Basketball, Tennis
    • Kayak Paddleboat Rentals
    • Snack Shack
    • $4 Adults, $3 Kids
  • Shoreline Park
    • Mid-way North Shore
    • Picnic Tables, Fishing Pier
    • Restrooms
    • (530) 582-7720

Camping at Donner Lake

Donner Lake is surrounded mostly by private property. The only camping at the lake is in Donner Memorial State Park. However, a short distance away to the north and south are a number of good National Forest campgrounds. Some are located around Prosser and Boca Reservoirs while others are to the south along the Truckee River.

RV Parks are found in Truckee and to the south in Tahoe Vista. Another RV Park is located across Donner Summit in Cisco Grove.

Donner Memorial State Park

Location: 12593 Donner Pass Road, Donner Lake, CA
On the southeast shore of Donner Lake
(530) 582-7892
Reservations: (800) 444-7275 or
Reserve America - Donner Memorial State Park
Campground Facilities: 154 Campsites, Restrooms, Showers, Trailers or RVs up to 24', Museum, Amphitheater
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Tables, Stove, Bear Lockers
Fees: $35 per night

Photo of Donner Lake

Goose Meadow Campground

Location: Highway 89 near Truckee, along the Truckee River
Campground Facilities: Vault Toilets, Piped Water, 25 Sites
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Goose Meadow Campground
Fees: $17 per night
Nearby Attraction: Truckee River, Truckee, Donner Lake

Granite Flat Campground

Location: Highway 89 near Truckee, along the Little Truckee River
Campground Facilities: Vault Toilets, Piped Water, 74 Sites
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Granite Flat Campground
Fees: $19 per night
Nearby Attractions: Truckee, Donner Lake

Silver Creek Campground

Location: Highway 89 near Truckee, along the Truckee River
Campground Facilities: Flush and Vault Toilets, Piped Water, 19 Sites
Campsite Amenities: Picnic Table, Fire Ring
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov - Silver Creek Campground
Fees: $17 per night
Nearby Attractions: Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe

Boca Rest Campground

Directions: Travel 8 miles east of Truckee take Hirschdale Road exit off I-80. Then go 3 miles north on Stampede Dam Road.
Setting: On the shore of Boca Reservoir amid sage and scattered pines.
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov
Campground Facilities: 29 Single Sites, Piped Water, Vault Toilets, Stakes for mooring Boats
Campsite Amenities: Tables
Rates: $17 per day + $2 more on holidays
Nearby Features: Boca Townsite Trail, 6 miles to Stampede Reservoir

Boca Campground

Directions: Travel 8 miles east of Truckee take Hirschdale Road exit off I-80. Then go 1 mile west on Boca-Stampede Road.
Setting: On a peninsula of Boca Reservoir amid sage and scattered pines.
Reservations: (877) 444-6777 or Recreation.gov
Campground Facilities: 20 Single Sites, No Water, Vault Toilets
Campsite Amenities: "Rustic" Campsites
Rates: $17 per day + $2 more on holidays
Nearby Features: Boat Launch Ramp, Boca Townsite Trail, 10 miles to Stampede Reservoir, 4 miles to Prosser Creek Reservoir



United Trails


10068 Hirschdale Rd., Truckee, CA
(530) 587-8282
Website: United Trails
RV Park Facilities: Restrooms, Showers, Laundry, Close to Deli and Coffee Shop, Fly Fishing Shop
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups, Picnic Tables, BBQs
Rates: $40 per day for 2 people, $250 per week ($3 per day extra for a boat)
Prices subject to change.

Coachland RV Park


10100 Pioneer Trail, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-3071
Website: Coachland RV Park
RV Park Facilities: Clubhouse, 2-acre grass play area, volleyball and other sports, Picnic Area, Vehicle Washing Area, Dump Station, Restrooms, Laundry
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups, Cable TV
Rates: 30 amp $47.50 per day for 2 people, $285 per week.
50 amp - $5 extra per day
Prices subject to change.

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Cisco Grove RV Park


48415 Hampshire Rocks Rd.
Soda Springs, CA
(530) 426-1600
Website: Cisco Grove RV Park
RV Park Facilities: Dump Station, Restrooms, Showers, Grocery Store, Laundry, Lodge
RV Sites: Basic Sites only Water and Electricity; Premium Sites include Sewer; all with Picnic Tables, BBQs
Rates for 4 People: Basic Sites $35 per day, $209 per week; Premium Sites $39 per day, $233 per week
Prices subject to change.



Photo of Paddleboarding on Donner Lake, CA

Shoreline near Donner Memorial
State Park



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