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Donner Lake

Donner Lake, with its crystal-clear waters reflecting the surrounding peaks, offers a picturesque backdrop for lakeside living. Located between Interstate 80 and the Schallenberger Ridge in Truckee and nestled along Historic Route 40, it is named for the infamous Donner Party, who spent their fateful winter here in 1846. This year-round freshwater lake boasts a diverse range of homes, from charming cabins to spacious mountain homes with panoramic views.

Enveloped by Donner Memorial State Park on its eastern and southern shores, Donner Lake provides 154 designated campsites, 2.5 miles of trails, and a range of activities. A private beach on the west shore is exclusive to Tahoe Donner homeowners and guests. The allure of the Donner Lake area extends beyond its natural beauty, offering year-round access to outdoor activities, from boating and hiking in the summer to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Lakeside properties, whether cozy retreats or expansive estates, often feature private docks, providing direct access to the serene waters. The proximity to ski resorts like Sugar Bowl and Boreal Mountain Resort adds an extra layer of appeal for those seeking both waterfront tranquility and winter adventures.

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