Donner Lake

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Formed by a glacier, Donner Lake is sandwiched between Interstate 80 and Schallenberger Ridge.  Summer recreational opportunities include fishing, kayaking, sailing, boating and water skiing as well as quick access to great hiking and mountain biking trails. The area west of the lake offers the town of Truckee’s, West End Beach, a public beach area with playgrounds, picnic and BBQ areas and beach access with life guarded supervision.  Anyone can take advantage of one of the 37  public piers lining the shore.  There are private piers as well as private beach clubs such as Donner Lake Property Owners’ Beach Club provides members with access to a private beach on the west-end of the lake including a boat launch, playground, club house and snack bar. The east end beach can be accessed through Donner Memorial State Park and is a great dog-friendly place to picnic.

Donner Lake is less than an hour to  some of the best downhill skiing in the Sierras, including Sugar Bowl, Boreal, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar.  In addition, there are numerous cross-country ski areas including Royal Gorge and the Donner Memorial State Park close by.

Donner Lake homes range from small condos; to a wide range of classic mountain cabins; to large, luxurious lakefront homes with amazing water views.

Donner Lake is located in Nevada County.

The median price for a home in Donner Lake was  $297,500.  Home prices range from $200,000 to $3million + for lake front homes.


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