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“Donner Lake Jewel of the Sierras” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Donner Lake

Donner Lake
CA
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Ranked #1,833 of 7,340 things to do in California
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Owner description: 3 miles long with 7.5 miles of shoreline, located at 5,900 feet.
Yorba Linda, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Donner Lake Jewel of the Sierras”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Donner Lake is much smaller than its cousin Tahoe. But oh so pretty! A few good restaurants (casual) are sprinkled around the lake.

Visited February 2012
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Beautiful, peaceful lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Donner Lake can get easily missed when headed to Lake Tahoe. It is a beautiful lake that has so much to offer. You can visit the museum, rent water toys and boats, go to the beach, camp, fish, hike,. etc.. I love to go to one of the public docks and just hang out for a few hours. If the dock does not have a gate, you can go on. It is best in the morning and early afternoon. As with
Tahoe, it is best to ski in the morning. We usually come here mid vacation just to chill and get on the water. It is never over-crowded. The public beach is fun too! Old fashion fun that never goes out of style.

Visited August 2012
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Chandler, Arizona
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“Right on the site of the Donner party.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Beautiful scenery. Monument to the Donner party and small museum. The height of the snowfall marked on the staue is scary. Nearby shopping outlets will give you a break from tourism

Visited August 2012
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Dayton, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A must motorcycle ride.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Rode our motorcycles around the lake and went to the lookout on the west end. Beautiful views and a great ride.

Visited August 2011
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Round Rock, TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice little lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We did not go to the beach but admired this lake from a distance. There were firework on July 4th. Many people were climbing rocks to prepare for watching the show. There were just so many beautiful things there. This is one of them.

Visited June 2012
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