Donner Lake, the Jewel of the Sierra is located on the west side of Truckee, CA offers numerous summer and winter recreational opportunities, beautiful vistas, and has maintained a mountain resort atmosphere. Surrounded by majestic granite peaks, this clean deep lake with sandy beaches and numerous public piers is a favorite for visitors to the Truckee area.
There are a variety of real estate options ranging from small cabins to luxury lakefront properties, all walking distance to Donner Lake. One bedroom cabins start around $300,000; lakefront properties recently have sold for over $4,000,000.
Summertime at Donner Lake
Donner Lake’s clean, deep water is a favorite for visitors and locals enjoying water sports of all kinds. There is a public boat ramp to launch your boats and water toys, numerous public piers, quiet coves, and sandy beaches.
Donner Memorial State Park borders the southeastern end of the lake, great for a picnic, hike, swim or mountain bike. West End Beach, a gated beach with facilities is a perfect place to relax and take in the lake’s beauty. Each year fireworks are launched on the west end of the lake and can be viewed from almost every Donner Lake location – public piers, lakefronts, beaches, and the surrounding granite peaks.
Wintertime at Donner Lake
As in summer months, Donner Lake Memorial State Park is a great place to enjoy its trails so with the abundant snow people snowshoe or x-c ski during winter months. Driving up Old Highway 40 above Donner Lake’s west end is Sugarbowl Ski Resort, Boreal, Royal Gorge, Donner Ski Ranch and Soda Springs Ski Area. With Northstar, Squaw Valley, and Alpine Meadows just a short drive away, Donner Lake real estate is the ideal location for summer and winter activities.
Donner Lake Homes and Condos For Sale
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