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Donner Memorial State Park Campground California

Donner Memorial State Park Overview

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Donner Memorial State Park Campground has 152 campsites and is located next to Donner Lake in the Sierra Nevada. Campsites can accommodate tents, trailers and RVs.  The maximum trailer size is 24 feet and 28 feet for an RV. The campground is usually open late May through September and set up in three loops: Ridge, (1-49); Creek, (50-107); Splitrock (108-152). Sites #93 and #95 are bike or walk-in only and site #130 is the only pull thru. Creek loop is located closer to Michelis Pond. Splitrock and Ridge are a bit closer to Donner Lake. The campground has an amphitheater, drinking water, a dump station, flush toilets and hot showers($). Firewood is also for sale from the camp host. Each campsite also has a table, fire ring, grate and food storage locker.

Donner Memorial State Park Area Recreation

Visitors are welcome year-round at the Trail Museum, with exhibits recounting the tragic story of the ill-fated Donner Party trapped in the area during the severe winter of 1846-47. The museum also features displays on the region’s history and natural environment. Donner Memorial State Park’s 3 acres include a swimming area, picnic sites, hiking and cross-country skiing trails in winter. Other activities include picnicking, boating, fishing, water sports and wildlife viewing.

Other campgrounds in the area include Alpine Meadow (Martis Creek Lake), Granite Flat, Goose Meadows and Silver Creek (Truckee).

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Amenities
  • Amphitheater
  • BBQ Grills
  • Boat Launch/Ramp
  • Boat Ramp
  • Boat Rental
  • Campfire Center
  • Campground Host
  • Campsite Tables
  • Comfort Station
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Pit
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood Available
  • Hike/Bike Campsites
  • Nature Store
  • Pets OK
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restrooms (Flush Toilets)
  • Visitor Center
Activities
  • Beach
  • Beach Access
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Boating (non motorized)
  • Canoeing
  • Creek
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cultural Sites
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Historic Sites
  • Kayaking
  • Lake
  • Mountain Biking
  • Museum
  • Nature Trails
  • Photography
  • Picnicking
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Walking Trails
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Sports
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Winter/Snow Sports
12593 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, California 96161
530 582-7892
Lat / Long:

39.32354, -120.23485

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# of Campsites:

152

Season:

Late May – Mid September

Elevation:

6,200

Donner Memorial State Park Photos

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6 Comments on “Donner Memorial State Park”

  1. Dynamicdlm@aol.com says:

    I wish you could tell us when the next availability is.

  2. Stefanie Greenhaw says:

    I see the max trailer length is 24 feet, my trailer is 25 feet, would it fit? i know sometimes the trailer can overhang the pad. thanks

    • Hi Stefanie,
      Most likely your trailer will fit, but you’ll also need to make sure your towing vehicle will fit. I’d look at the photos to get an idea. You can also go to ReserveCalifornia.com to double check parking spur measurements for each site.

  3. Carmen Flores says:

    If could give them zero stars I would do it. Discrimination happens all the time on these campsite!!!

    This weekend my family was unfairly kick out this camp. Without no warning an WHITE officer told my family ONE! Hour to evacuate the premises. Claim they had 8 complaints that were never told of . We come to campsites to have fun and have a good time. My family respected the quite hours. When there was another families near my family campsite making more noise and my family got blame for the other family noise. Just want to say if you are Latino/ Hispanics fair warning these campsite have a lot racial profile going on. I am highly sadden and angry at the same time that racial profiling still exist in this generation. Sad to say if it was WHITE person doing all the noise they would have got a fair warning. I I will repeat this one more time if you are Hispanic/Latino or even a person of color you are not welcome to these campsites!!!! Staff and supervisor of the park were rude and not helpful.

  4. Wow! I was here that same weekend and I was one of many who complained. There was a city of tents piled into one site AND loud music starting at 7 am and kids walking around with machetes Total disregard for all campers around them and that’s why they were kicked out. ANYONE would have met the same results as common courtesy did not exist with these campers. Take responsibility for your actions and learn from your mistakes. Not everyone enjoyed your “fun”.

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