A hub of summer activity, Donner Lake is a haven for early morning paddle boarders, hard-charging wake-surfers, and local swim groups. Lined with public (and some private) piers, Donner Lake's north side is its busiest. Homes are layered across a steep, wooded slope that eventually back to I-80, but not before offering homeowners a number of unique, custom-build options along twisting roads that repel non-resident traffic and celebrate exclusivity. For those not shy about interacting with cyclists, runners, and dog-walkers, there are always a few purchase options that tower over Donner Pass Road, facing the beautiful mountain lake.
The south shore is the epitome of luxury: lake homes with quiet, resident-only streets and deep, shaded lots that back to natural greenways and forested hillsides. Boat lovers will adore Donner Lake's shoulder seasons after the tourists and renters have moved on. Either side of the lake offers easy access to the storied Sugar Bowl resort and rocky, adventurous Donner Summit.