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Donner Memorial State Park and Emigrant Trail Museum

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Marc N wrote a review Sep 2020
Bartlesville, Oklahoma174 contributions31 helpful votes
The park had some trails by the waterfront. A good walk in the park. The museum was closed due to Covid so could experience that.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Evan Braz wrote a review Jul 2020
Boca Raton, Florida561 contributions73 helpful votes
Beautiful park with a historic background, with spacious campground sites, and a scenic lake and forest setting, making for a pleasurable outdoor experience. Bathrooms, showers, and potable water are all available, but no full hook-ups for RVs.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Ambassador488757 wrote a review Jul 2020
Reno, Nevada22 contributions13 helpful votes
There was free parking at the visitor center and a nice flat trail around the momument. Great for getting out of the car and stretching your legs. The museum exhibits were closed but a volunteer was behind a desk to give out a map and information.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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May V wrote a review Jun 2020
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Campsites sell out like pancakes. You have to reserve it as early as 6 months before your camp date. Huge campsites. Well maintained. Toilets and bathroom are clean. Ridge campsite is closed to the lake. Donner Lake so beautiful, lots of big trees around and nice to jog and walk. The lake has clear waters and not muddy. Nice to swim, take pictures. Spacious picnic site. Dog friendly. Lots of water fun amenities for rentals. Been here many times and I still loved to come and bring friends over. They like the place. Its a very historic park. I usually give a brief history to my guest before coming up here. We hiked an old rail road track on the summit. Now awaiting for our camping this July 2020. My 6th visit since July 2019
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Lorelei M wrote a review Jun 2020
Chicago, Illinois1 contribution1 helpful vote
An easily accessible, dog friendly park. It was well maintained and the staff were nice. I was disappointed at the lack of information regarding the history of The Donner Party and locations of basic rescue expeditions. I was really excited to learn more about certain aspects of the party but was met with confused stares from staff when I asked.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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