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Fishing At Donner Lake In Northern CA

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Fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, lake trout, kokanee salmon and sockeye salmon at Donner Lake in California.

This picturesque, mountain lake is an excellent connection to nature and the great outdoors. Donner Lake, which covers 950 acres, is located in the northeast part of the state, just north of Lake Tahoe. This cold-water fishery serves up a nice mix of trout and salmon. Fishing from a boat is ideal, but many anglers have success fishing from shore. Kayaks and canoes are popular here as well, for fishing and sightseeing.

Primary fish species residing in Donner Lake.

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Rainbow trout Brown trout Lake trout Kokanee salmon Sockeye salmon

Donner Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Tahoe Donner Campground - 530 587-9400

Creek Campground - 530 582-7892

Boyington Mill Campground - 530 265-4531

Donner Lake CA Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Donner Lake
Donner Lake Marina
15695 Donner Pass Rd #101
Truckee, CA 96161
530 582-5112

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Donner Lake in Northern California.

Fishing at Donner Lake, in California.