Whether you want to have fun in the snow or fun in the sun, you will find it just moments from your Truckee vacation rental at Donner Memorial Park, which offers outdoor activities year round. Donner Memorial Park has something for everyone, and the list of things to do is endless.
There are several hiking trails at Donner Memorial Park. No matter what your level of endurance is, you are sure to find a trail that suits you. Almost every trail available for hiking has some sort of history attached to it. There are short trails that range around half of mile and trails that are over 2 miles long. The trails offered at Donner Memorial Park are suitable for the whole family. You can take the hike on your own or get a tour guide to escort you on your hike. Prior to starting out on your hike, make sure to pick up a booklet from the museum that will explain all the history along your hike.
While fishing is not the most popular activity at Donner Memorial Park, it is still a fun way to spend the day close to your Truckee vacation rentals. Children and beginners at fishing will enjoy the relatively tame fishing experience Donner Lake offers. The waters are calm and there are plenty of native kokanee and planted trout. You do need to have a fishing permit, but if you do not have one, you can obtain a day pass at most stores in Truckee.
Enjoy the Lake
Donner Lake is beautiful and can be enjoyed all summer long. Water-skiing is a popular summer activity at Donner Memorial Park. If you do not own a boat, there are several boat rentals in Truckee. There are also several beach areas where kids and adults can enjoy swimming. You should know that during the early summer months the water will still be very cold.
Enjoy the Snow
Winter is a busy time at Donner Memorial State Park. Cross-country skiing and snow shoeing are popular activities. There are several areas to enjoy both activities. Both cross-country skiing and snow shoeing are great activities for beginners. You can find all the gear you need at local stores in Truckee. You should bring a map of the area with you and make sure to check the weather before you head off. Taking some basic survival gear is always advised when heading into the Sierra mountains.
Take a Cruise
You will find several boat companies offering cruises. Taking a cruise on Donner Lake or other surrounding lakes is a great way to visit the beautiful lakes in the Sierra. Most cruises are only offered during the summer and are suitable for all age groups.
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