Memorial plaque at Donner Summit Rest Area

Donner Summit Rest Area

Near Truckee, California, United States of America
Picnic table Bench Modern (plumbed) washrooms
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Created by Sean on Jan. 22, 2022, 6:09 p.m.


Located at the peak of the Donner Pass at 7,056 feet, this wayside rest area on I-80 is named after the ill-fated Donner Party of which many succumbed to the elements nearby. The rest area is cradled between lakes and features a mix of wooded and rocky areas.

The facilities on location include picnic tables, benches, and washrooms.

Washrooms at Donner Summit Rest Area
Picnic table at Donner Summit Rest Area
Scenery at Donner Summit Rest Area

Location and reservations

Open all year
Admission fee
Not available

Picnic facilities

  • Picnic table Picnic table
  • Bench Bench
  • Modern (plumbed) washrooms Modern (plumbed) washrooms

Other amenities

  • Historic monument Historic monument