Donner Memorial State Park commemorates those who emigrated to California in the mid 1800s, 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.
Seven campsites are designated accessible. Four are in Creek Camp, and three are in Split Rock Camp. All seven are generally accessible.
Creek Camp. Accessible restrooms and showers are avaiable at each restroom-shower building. Route of Travel: The route from the road to the restrooms is accessible.
Split Rock Camp: Accessible restrooms and showers are now available at each new restroom-shower building. Parking. Paved level spaces are adjacent to the restrooms. Routes of Travel: Routes from the sites to the restrooms are generally 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 Split Rock Camp to the Boat Concession Trail is accessible for 0.13 mile. Both trailheads are in Ridge Campground. Parking is accessible in campsites only. Accessible restrooms and water are located in the campground.
A beach wheelchair is available. Check at entry station.
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. Parking in the museum lot and route of travel to museum are generally accessible.