“Make sure you pack a picnic!”
Located in the beautiful Sierra Nevada, Donner Memorial State Park offers the summer vacationer opportunities for camping, picnicking, boating, fishing, water-skiing, and hiking. In winter, visitors can cross-country ski and snowshoe on trails and enjoy the season's beauty. Visitors are welcome year-round at the Emigrant Trail Museum and at the Pioneer Monument, built to commemorate those who emigrated to California from the east in the mid-1800's. Included in the museum are displays and information about one of the earliest pioneer wagon trains, the Donner Party, forced by circumstances to camp at the east end of Donner Lake in the winter of 1846-47, resulting in human suffering and loss of life.
The ghost of Tamsen Donner, one of the famed Donner Party who had to resort to cannibalism after becoming trapped here, is said to roam the grounds at night. Witnesses have seen her as a yellowish, glowing, female figure who hovers above the ground.
Nice to read history. Museum needs tlc
Enjoyed my brief visit here...very brief...long enough to see the monument and take a few photos...cool history story to share with the kids about the determination of immigrants that came to our country. Beautiful part of California.
Great place to go camping not too far out from San Francisco! It was our second stop
Nice park that u can roll a little boat
Nice historical stop on our way to our cabin. very informative, clean and friendly staff.
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