Catch a Sunset at Donner Lake


Added by The Outbound Collective

Post up on the dock with your friends and get some sun. Catch the sun disappear over the mountains. Duration: <1 hour.

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!

Read More

Know for




Leave a Review

đŸ„‡Top Contributor

5 months ago

Great lake to stop at

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

đŸ„‡Top Contributor

9 months ago

Nice stop

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.

86 total saves


Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on.

Nearby Adventures

Hike or MTB on your way back to SF from Tahoe

Hike the Truckee Tunnels


Short Hike at Donner Lake

3.5 mi

Hike to the Peter Benson Hut

11.6 mi / 1800 ft gain
More Nearby Adventures