Donner Memorial State Park commemorates those who emigrated to California in the mid 1800's, including the ill-fated Donner family. Located along the south side of Donner Lake, the park features camping, picnicking, and trails. It is off route 80 at the west side of the town of Truckee on the south side of the freeway. Elevation is around 7,000 feet. Visitors should be aware of how high altitude may affect them. Phone (530) 582-7892 for more information.
Ridge Campground: Three designated accessible campsites are available (#20, #28, #30). Two combination restroom/shower buildings in this campground are accessible. The route from the road to the restrooms is accessible.
Creek Campground: Four designated accessible campsites are available (#53, #60, #73, #79). Two combination restroom/shower buildings in this campground are accessible. The route from the road to the restrooms is accessible.
Splitrock Campground: Two accessible campsites are available (#115, #124). Two combination restroom/shower buildings in this campground are accessible. Paved level parking spaces are adjacent to the restrooms. Routes from the campsites to the restrooms are accessible.
Picnic tables are strung along the south shore of the lake. One such area just before China Cove Beach includes two tables on asphalt pads and paths that may be somewhat usable. One offers wheelchair users only 16" deep knee space under the table. A second table is similar but the knee space is only 22" high. A designated accessible portable restroom is at least usable. Designated accessible parking available for one auto is usable.
The Ridge Campground to Lake Trail is accessible for 0.08 mile.
The Splitrock Campground to the Boat Concession Trail is accessible for 0.13 mile.
Both trailheads are in the Ridge Campground. Parking is accessible in the campsites only. Accessible restrooms and water are located in the campground.
A beach wheelchair is available. Check in with staff at the park entrance or phone (530) 582-7892 to reserve a beach wheelchair.
The Emigrant Trail Museum is older but generally accessible. Most exhibits are accessible. Restrooms in museum are small but may be usable for front transfers. Parking in the museum lot and route of travel to museum are generally accessible.