One of the true gems of the Truckee area is Donner Lake. A small lake (when compared to Tahoe), Donner Lake sits partially in the Donner Memorial State Park. Offering history lessons, camping, beach picnicking, hiking, and water sports, the State Park is accessable for a small entrance fee.
Both immediately surrounding the Lake and in the nearby communities that hover above it, like the Armstrong & Blitz Tracts, are both new and established homes, some with breathtaking views. Homeowners at Tahoe Donner gain special access to the private beach at the East end of the lake, while the West end is available to the public. Whether you're launching your boat, taking a leisurely swim, or just admiring it's natural beauty, Donner Lake will provide good family fun any day of the year.