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Donner Lake Public Docks

Truckee, California

based on 2 reviews


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Watch an amazing sunset over Donner Lake or jump in for a quick swim during warmer months.

In the northwest corner of Donner Lake, there are public docks run by the Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks district. It's free to lay out your towels and hang out, but there is a fee for launching boats on the ramp. Come over in the late afternoon, enjoy the sunset, and go for a swim as the sun goes down!

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Donner Lake Public Docks Reviews

We've stopped her a bunch of times. It's on the way to the north of Tahoe, truckee area where a lot of campsites are. Nice place to stope to break up a long drive

This is a great place to stop when driving from the bay to reno! nice place to stretch you legs and enjoy nature!

this looks like a fun adventure - will have to check this out, the next time I'm at Donner.

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