Donner Lake

Donner Lake is just south of Tahoe Donner with easy access off I-80. Formed by a glacier and fed by snow melt and under lake springs Donner Lake offers pristine water, beautiful views and a relaxing mountain environment. Summer recreational opportunities include fishing, kayaking, sailing, boating and waterskiing, as well as quick access to great hiking and mountain biking trails. Anyone can take advantage of one of the many public piers lining the shore and the Donner Lake. The Donner Lake property owners’ Beach Club provides members with access to a private beach on the west end of the lake including a boat launch, playground, club house and snack bar. The east end beach can be accessed through Donner Memorial State Park and is a great dog-friendly place to picnic.

Donner Lake is within easy access to some of the best downhill skiing in the North Sierra, including Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar at Tahoe. In addition, there are numerous cross-country ski areas including Royal Gorge, Donner Memorial State Park and Tahoe Donner.

Homes in Donner Lake range from small condos to a wide range of classic mountain cabins and large lake-front estates with amazing water views. There are builder lots in around the Donner Lake such as Wolf Estates.