Iconically named for the infamous Donner Party, this year-round fresh water lake is a hidden jewel boasting rustic mountain charm. From its eight miles of shorelines to rugged mountain summit, Donner Lake captivates the luxuries of lake living with the adventurous alpinist spirit. Year ‘round recreation at your doorstep with easy access to hiking trails, backcountry skiing, rock climbing, boating, kayaking, paddleboarding and much more.
Located just west of Truckee, Donner Lake is at the heart of action. Formed by a glacier, many homes have seen a lot of history while newer construction homes and undeveloped lots are available. Exclusivity and intimacy abound the northern and southern shorelines. Properties range from modest lake condos to cozy cabins to luxurious lakefront estates with sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
The lake itself is just under 3 miles long and almost a mile wide with many public areas, including 1.5 miles of boat docks. Lined with public and private piers and beaches, Donner Lake is the perfect spot to soak up some summer fun. Winter’s are no exception offering convenient access to eight action packed ski areas in 30 minutes or less. If you’re looking for a home with an abundance of outdoor activity, captivating scenery and rich with history Donner Lake is your mountain lake community.