Donner Lake - Paddling
SUP, Kayak or Canoe the sparkling waters of Donner Lake, located in the heart of the Sierra and surrounded by pristine views.
6 Miles round trip on a long narrow lake. Can be shortened by not doing the whole thing.
Destination Distance From Downtown
Choppier weather and length of paddle can make this more challenging, but on a nice day it should be something most people can accomplish with no problem.
Time To Complete
It's a 6 mile down and back paddle that will vary depending on wind and speed of paddler, as well as chosen craft. 4 hours may be an overestimate for faster paddlers and an under estimate for slower paddlers.
Spring, Summer, and Fall
Summer is the best and safest, Spring and Fall it is doable in the right conditions. Winter is not doable.
If you want to park at the state park there will be fees, but there is free parking available around the lake.
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- Cross Country Skiing
- Flat Water Paddling
- Mountain Biking
- Road Running
- Trail Running