Donner Lake is beautiful. Located along side hwy 80, right off Donner Pass road. Donner offers a public boat ramp with two docks for easy boat access. Donner can be crowded and windy from around 10am, till just before sunset. We recommend Donner Lake from 7am till 11am and 5:30pm till 8:30pm. In between these hours it can be very crowded and windy.