The Truckee - Lake Tahoe area offers an endless array of recreational activities (see Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District Community Calendar) and events (such as; the Foothill Farmers' Market at Truckee River Regional Park, Historic Truckee First Fridays, Truckee Thursdays, and Truckee Tahoe AirFair & Family Festival). All year long there are an abundance of activities in this area (see The WEEKLY and the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce); concerts, craft fairs, festivals, and competitions such as Tough Mudder, and numerous hiking and biking events . Within' just a short drive are numerous local lakes for boating, rivers, beaches, biking and hiking trails (visit Truckee Trails and Tahoe Bike for more information and to print maps), golf courses, casinos, world class resorts, fine restaurants, unique shops, and several museums including the Donner Memorial Museum (at the Donner Memorial State Park) which features the harrowing story of the Donner Party and the other pioneering families that braved the elements and fought for their lives on their journey west.
Truckee and the vicinity is an outdoor enthusiast's dream. In the winter it's the snow that brings visitors to Truckee, with several world class ski resorts just 20 minutes away including; Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sugar Bowl and Northstar. Or you can hop on your cross country skis and blaze your own trail out in our park’s open space.
Rafting on the Truckee River is a popular summer activity for both the casual relaxing floater or for the more adventurous on a white water tour with one of the local commercial outfitters who meet just outside our park. The local lakes and streams offer fabulous fishing, as many guests have discovered. Whether it is fly fishing, trolling, or shore fishing, it's all close by. Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake are famous for their Mackinaw while other waters are popular for their Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, and Kokanee Salmon. The Truckee River, Donner Lake, and Prosser Lake all offer great fishing and are less than a 10 minute drive away. After a typical day of fishing, avid fishermen gather to swap fish tales, compare their catches, and make plans for an evening cookout. We have a fish cleaning station behind the laundry room for your convenience!
Lake Tahoe offers a variety of exciting activities for the whole family. Hike the Tahoe Rim Trail, Mountain Bike the famous Flume Ride Trail, or just relax at one of the many fine sandy beaches. Afterwards head on over to one of North Shores popular Casinos for some gaming action, good food, and live entertainment. Lake Tahoe is a picturesque 20 minute drive while Old Town Truckee, with its many historic buildings dating back to the Gold Rush era, is just one half mile away and within' easy walking distance. Area roads are well maintained and remain open year round with easy access to supermarkets and a wide variety of other stores within’ two miles of our RV Park. Historic Downtown Truckee is only 1/2 mile away and easily reached with a short hike from the park. Download a Downtown Truckee Walking Map from HistoricTruckee.com. This old railroad town dating back to the mid 1800's has been preserved to retain its old west character, with many of its buildings now over 100 years old, and home to unique shops and fine restaurants. Trains still come through town following the same route of the Transcontinental Railroad built nearly 150 years ago.
Downtown Reno, the "Biggest Little City in the World" is just 30 minutes to the East. Enjoy Reno's fabulous casinos, big name shows, and great events such as; Reno Air Races, Hot Air Balloon Races, Reno Rodeo, Rib Cook-Off, Blues and Brews Festival, etc.
Visit the California Welcome Center in Truckee (contact information is listed below) and be sure to grab a handful of brochures off of our wall rack when you check-in!
California Welcome Center TRUCKEE
1006 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-2757 PHONE
(530) 587-2439 FAX
www.visitcwc.com * www.visitcalifornia.com (WEB SITES)