Summer + Fall Child Pages

Play in the Great Outdoors

Whether it's a family cruise on an easy bike path along the Truckee river, a smoking downhill mountain bike ride, or bottomless powder day turns, Truckee is your base camp. Access to outdoor recreation couldn't be faster, easier or more convenient. Dive into this section for the heads up on trails, ski areas, bike paths and indoor recreation too.

Lakes + Reservoirs + Rivers

Lakes + Reservoirs + Rivers:
Lakeside Campground is located on the picturesque Prosser Reservoir, in the Tahoe National Forest. It is just 10 minutes from Truckee. Great boating, canoeing, fishing and trails.
10811 Stockrest Springs Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
This Donner Lake beach is popular with families for its roped-off swimming area, snack stand, playground, volleyball nets, and kayak, paddleboat and stand-up paddle board rentals.
15888 S Shore Dr
Truckee, CA 96161
Hikers who enjoy swimming in alpine lakes are drawn to this scenic hike that leads to four lakes at the end of Donner Summit Trail.
Donner Summit
https://clients.innroad.com/loch/property.aspx
Truckee, CA 96161
The trails of this historic area off of Old Hwy 40 on Donner Summit follow clear creeks and look directly down on Donner Lake. Only non-motorized vehicles are allowed on the trails that follow old tra
16395 Donner Pass Rd.
Truckee, CA 96161
Jackson Meadow Reservoir north of Truckee offers excellent opportunities for boating, canoeing, water skiing, swimming and fishing. There are also excellent hiking trails nearby on the PCT.
Jackson Meadows Road and Forest Road 7
CA
Hikers and nature lovers enjoy this hike through meadows and over creeks that leads to Lake Ella and Martis Creek Lake in Martis Valley. The trailhead is located just off of Hwy 267 before Northstar.
Hwy 267, 3 miles south of Truckee
Truckee, CA 96161
The Truckee River is a popular recreation destination, flowing past businesses on E. River Road, through downtown Truckee, and with picnic and recreation access at the Truckee River Regional Park.
Truckee River Regional Park
Truckee, CA 96161
A popular local recreation spot, four miles from downtown Truckee with single track and dirt roads weaving through the woods and around the reservoir. Camping is available at the north end.
Truckee, CA 96161
Boca Campground is located on beautiful Boca Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest, 15 minutes from Truckee, California. Visitors enjoy the area for boating, swimming, fishing and abundant trails.
10811 Stockrest Springs Rd
Truckee, CA 96161
Goose Meadow Campground is located between the Truckee River and Highway 89, five miles south of Truckee, and not far from Tahoe City. The campground is situated on the banks above the Truckee River.
Hwy 89s between Truckee and Tahoe City
Truckee, CA 96161
Donner Memorial State Park in Truckee offers the summer vacationer opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and hiking and x-country skiing in winter.
13021 Donner Pass Rd
Truckee, CA 96161
Prosser Campground is located on Prosser Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest with 23 campsites for tents/RVs (no hookups) among Jeffrey pine and fir trees. It also has two group sites.
Hwy 89
Truckee, CA 96161
37 public piers on Donner Lake spread out along Donner Pass Rd. on the North Side of the lake. Enjoy some sun rays, have a picnic, and take a dip in the lake from the piers provided by TDRPD.
N. side of Donner Lake
Truckee, CA 96161
Stampede Reservoir is a beautiful high Sierra lake, popular for water sports and fishing. The reservoir is situated 15 miles northeast of Truckee.
Truckee, CA 96161
Beautiful Lake Tahoe, America's largest alpine lake, is located 12 miles from Truckee.
Lake Tahoe
CA
A local's favorite trail for mellow backcountry heads through Johnson Canyon with views of Donner Lake.
Hwy I-80 and Donner Lake exit
Truckee, CA 96161
15695 Donner Pass Rd,
Truckee, CA 96161