Play in Downtown Truckee
Blanketed by the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Truckee area bestows a magnificent natural playground for any level of adventurer. Regardless of the season, a potpourri of excitement is readily available. Whether it’s soaking up the lore of historic downtown, experiencing an unforgettable hike, or even carving your cares away on the dynamic slopes, there is always something to do.
With a round of golf at one of the local award-winning courses, or a leisurely float down the Truckee River, even relaxation is memorable.
Make a day trip, or bunk at one of the area’s gorgeous resorts, either way “boredom” will be a lost term for the duration of your stay.
DONNER LAKE MEMORIAL STATE PARK
Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, Donner Memorial State Park offers the summer vacationer opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and hiking. In winter, visitors can cross-country ski and snowshoe on trails and enjoy the season's beauty. Visitors are welcome year-round at the Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center and at the Pioneer Monument, built to commemorate those who emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800's. The Visitor Center features compelling new exhibits that tell the stories of the Emigrant Experience, the Donner Party, the Land of the Washoe, Chinese construction of the railroad, and early motoring adventures over Donner Pass.
WEST END BEACH
Located on the West Shore of Donner Lake, this 10-acre day use beach. Reservations accepted at least two weeks in advance. American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards supervise the designated swim area.
The Donner Pass region is at the crossroads of a nation, where Native Americans traveled for millennia, emigrant wagon trains made their way to California and where the country built its first transcontinental railroad and highway.
A place for tactile living, Atelier connects artists, collectors and community through workshops, artists residencies and supplies. Atelier strives to be the creative hub of the local art community by hosting workshops taught by the area’s most sought after artists, illustrators, designers, weavers, knitters, painters and more who share the vision to create always and inspire all.