Both local families and second-home owners reside at Donner Lake, bordered by Donner Memorial State Park on the east and Donner Summit on the west. The lake offers homes and lots on the lake, properties with lake views and properties that have a charming wooded environment. Besides boating, fishing and water sports, the area is also a favorite for both local and visiting rock climbers. The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District maintains the public beach at the west end of the lake. Many properties have been passed down through families for generations, giving the area a real “Old Lake” feeling. Home prices begin around $300,000.