Donner Lake offers breathtaking views for everyone in this family oriented community. Summer recreational opportunities include fishing, kayaking, sailing, boating and waterskiing as well as quick access to great hiking and mountain biking trails. The area west of the lake is a popular spot for rock climbers. Take advantage of one of the many public piers lining the shore and 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 dog friendly east end beach can be accessed through Donner Memorial State Park and is a great place to picnic.
Donner Lake is close to the best downhill skiing in the Sierras, including Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, and Northstar. The west coast's largest cross-country ski area, Royal Gorge, is just up the hill!
Donner Lake homes range from small condos; to a wide range of classic mountain cabins; to large, luxurious Donner lakefront homes with amazing water views.