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About Donner Lake

Donner Lake on the Sierra Nevada in California retains that family resort vibe along with its peaceful surroundings. In a sea of trees and mountains around the lake, the water is perfect for watersports in sunny California. Enjoy the serenity and the tranquil nature of a real outdoors vacation. Get adventurous with your activities, or simply let the fresh air wash over you by the water.

Things to do in Donner Lake

Donner Lake is known for its top-notch fishing opportunities, with some of the best trout fishing in the state. Rainbow trout, Brown trout, and Salmon can be found if you’re a fisherman, especially in the Spring and Fall. Take your power or sail boat out on the water, or try some of the other popular activities like kayaking and canoeing. The north shore of the lake has public docks. Donner Memorial State Park, with campsites and a bunch of beaches to explore, has a myriad of outdoor activities to try. Explore the hiking trails in the state park, like the Emigrant Trail, or take a picnic out by the water. Get adventurers with wind-surfing or mountain biking, while the winter months bring cross-country skiing. See the Pioneer Monument in the park, and enjoy sunsets by the water!

Day trips from Donner Lake

Lake Tahoe is just an hour away from Donner Lake, meaning that it’s easy to get between the two for a day trip. In the summer, Lake Tahoe is perfect for hiking, biking, and heading out on the lake or to the many beaches. As a popular tourist destination, there are always lots of people around the Lake, with nightlife, restaurants, and activities to take part in. Relax in the sun and enjoy the views! In winter, ski the nearby mountains and spend days at the local mountain resorts and lodges. Get your skates on, and head on over to the Village ice rink.

Donner Lake accommodations

Tripping has a selection of rentals for you to choose from when planning your trip to Donner Lake. Tripping has all kinds of houses and apartments for you to check out, some with lake-side views or a homey lake cabin feel. With a bunch of hotels to look through, you can find the perfect room for your vacation. Browse through your options and enjoy your stay!

Transportation in Donner Lake

As is common in California, a car is pretty necessary for getting around and going long distances. With not much in the way of public transportation, staying around Lake Donner can mean an intensive escape from reality. However, walking and hiking around the lake or taking your boat around is highly encouraged. Fly to the Reno-Tahoe International airport, or Sacramento international Airport easily before renting a car to get to your accommodation.

Vacation Rentals in Donner Lake

Looking for the perfect vacation rental for your Donner Lake getaway?’s got you covered. Whether you’re seeking a vacation home, cabin rental or cottage, Donner Lake offers 79 affordable vacation home rentals to choose from, with far more amenities, space and comforts than the average hotel room. Select from 76 properties with high-speed WiFi Internet, 9 full with jacuzzi and pool, and homes complete with outdoor patio, great for entertaining with guests. Whatever your needs, find the perfect home rental that best matches your accommodation style and budget.

For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of $16046 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Donner Lake has 79 gorgeous homes with 16 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with

Search properties from 5 vacation rental sites in Donner Lake where the top providers in that area are HomeAway,, and Expedia. There are 43 HomeAway rentals, 15 short term rentals and 12 Expedia vacation rentals.