Donner Lake Camping

Nevada County

Donner Lake, CA
Donner Lake, CA

Donner Lake Camping

Nevada County


Camping around 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 Lake Area Campgrounds

Donner Memorial State Park

12593 Donner Pass Road, Donner Lake, CA
On the southeast shore of Donner Lake
(530) 582-7892
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia:
Donner Memorial State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
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

Goose Meadow Campground

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: $22 per night
Nearby Attraction: Truckee River, Truckee, Donner Lake

Granite Flat Campground

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: $22 per night
Nearby Attractions: Truckee, Donner Lake

Silver Creek Campground

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: $20 per night
Nearby Attractions: Squaw Valley, Lake Tahoe

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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 - Boca Rest Campground
Campground Facilities: 29 Single Sites, Piped Water, Vault Toilets, Stakes for mooring Boats
Rates: $20 per day + $2 more on holidays

Donner Lake Lodging

Donner Lake Village Resort

15695 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-6081 or (855) 979-0402   Website: Donner Lake Village Resort
Resort Facilities: Sauna, Dock and Marina
Accommodations: Cable TV, Rooms, Studios with Kitchens, 1-Bedroom Suites, 2-Bedroom Townhouses.

Loch Leven Lodge

13855 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA
On Donner Lake
(877) 663-6637 or (530) 587-3773     Website: Loch Leven Lodge
Resort Facilities: Redwood Deck, Boat Dock, Floating Swim Raft, Spa, BBQ
Accommodations: All units face the Lake, Most with Gas Fireplaces, Flat Screen TVs, Microwaves, Refrigerators, WiFi

Donner Lake Inn Bed and Breakfast

10070 Gregory Place, Truckee, CA
At Donner Lake
(530) 587-5574     Website: Donner Lake Inn
Amenities: Full, hot-cooked country breakfast, Great-room with Fireplace, Deck facing the Lake.
Accommodations: Guest Rooms with Gas Fireplaces, Private Entrance and Bath, Cable TV and WiFi available

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Donner Lake Area RV Parks

Truckee River RV Park

10068 Hirschdale Rd., Truckee, CA
(530) 448-4650
Website: Truckee River RV Park
Open Year-round
RV Park Facilities: Restrooms, Showers, Laundry, Close to Deli and Coffee Shop, Fly Fishing Shop
RV Sites: Full Hook-ups, 30 or 50 amp, Picnic Tables, BBQs, WiFi

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

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


Truckee Lodging


Truckee Donner Lodge

10527 Cold Stream St., Truckee, CA
In historic Truckee
(530) 582-9999 or (877) 878-2533   Website: Truckee Donner Lodge
Amenities: Laundry, WiFi, Continental Breakfast, Swimming Pool, Jacuzzi, Spa
Accommodations: Microwaves, Refrigerators, Fireplaces, Flat Screen TVs,

Cedar House Sport Hotel

10918 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 582-5655     Website: The Cedar House Sport Hotel
Amenities: Outdoor Hot Tub, Full Bar, WiFi, Complimentary Breakfast Buffet
Accommodations: Flat Screen TV, Refrigerator; Luxury Suites with Galley Kitchen

Hotel Truckee-Tahoe

11331 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA
(530) 587-4525     Website: Hotel Truckee-Tahoe
Amenities: Free WiFi, Complimentary Hot Breakfast, Business Center, Fitness Center, Free Parking, Swimming Pool, Pet Friendly, Sauna, Spa, Laundry, Restaurant
Accommodations: Cable TV, Feather Beds, Bath and Body Works Amenities, DVD Player, Microwave, Refrigerator, Mini-Kitchenette, Wetbar

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