Donner Lake – Truckee, CA
One of the best kept secrets of the Sierra Mountains is beautiful Donner Lake in Truckee, California! Pristine water, clear blue skies, and gorgeous panoramic mountain and lake views are just a few of the reasons to why people purchase real estate on Donner Lake. Donner Lake is located just west of the main town area of Truckee. Donner Lake’s location provides you with an easy commute to North Lake Tahoe, Incline Village, Reno and many more Tahoe area destinations. Donner Lake has a large variety of cabins, homes and condos to choose from! There are cute old fashioned cozy cabins to luxury homes on the lake with private piers! Prices range from the low $200,000’s to $3,000,000 and up for lakefront properties.
Most homes in this area are family and second homes with most in walking distance of the lake. Donner Lake provides a large array of recreational opportunities in and around the Truckee area.
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In the summer there is the public West End Beach area maintained by the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District. It provides a nice sunny beach area, picnic tables, restrooms and of course access to the lake for swimming and playing! There are many public docks (first come applies) for fishing, picnicking, and tying up your boat so you can frolic in the lake. Donner Lake is a favorite spot for fishermen, skiers, jet skiers, sail boaters, and all without the crowds! The Donner Memorial State Park on the east end of the lake and Donner Summit on the west end attract both history buffs and nature lovers.Donner Summit is also a favorite spot for rock climbers.
In the winter Donner Lake provides a beautiful background to spend all your favorite Holidays. Donner Lake transforms itself into a winter wonderland! Cuddle up in your ski cabin while the snow falls or take the short drive to one of the areas ski resorts such as Sugarbowl, Alpine Meadows, Boreal, Squaw Valley USA, Northstar and more!
Homeowners also enjoy an opportunity to join the exclusive Donner Lake Homeowners Association which owns and operates a private beach area with on site parking, a roped off swim area, a place to store your boat (summer time only), picnic tables, and play ground! An excellent place to view the world class 4th of July fireworks celebration in Truckee, CA.
Donner Lake is an excellent real estate choice for your next vacation home too. Check out the Donner Lake Truckee MLS at the top of this page and give us a call if you would like more information about one of the properties. Let us help you find the vacation home that will enable you to start enjoying the life you deserve! We are seeing some of the best prices in years at Donner Lake! The local market has been impacted by foreclosures and short sales. Now is a great time to buy! Just fill out the form below and I will gladly send you a custom list matching your criteria!