West End Beach
West of Truckee, 3-mile-long Donner Lake is a busy recreational hub. The Donner Party camped nearby during the fateful winter of 1846....
Donner Memorial State Park
Nearby Donner Summit (7239ft) is where the infamous Donner Party became trapped during the fierce winter of 1846-47. Led astray by an...
Lonely Planet review
Warmer than Lake Tahoe, tree-lined Donner Lake is great for swimming, boating, fishing (license required), waterskiing and windsurfing. West End Beach is popular with families for its volleyball, basketball, snack stand and roped-off swimming area.