West End Beach Park

Located on the West Shore of Donner Lake, a 12-acre day-use beach with American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards supervising the designated swim area.

Gates Open From 8am-8pm

Lifeguards on Duty: 9AM - 5PM

Concessions Open: 10am-4pm 

Boat Rentals Open from 9am-4pm 

(all rentals back in by 5pm)

NO DOGS, GLASS, OR SMOKING

District Wide Fire Ban set by Truckee Fire Dept. You may bring in your own personal GAS BBQ’s only or you can reserve a picnic site and use our own charcoal BBQs. 

Picnic sites are by reservation only. Please reserve online 24 hours in advance or at the front kiosk the day of (if available). 

  1. Physical Address
    15888 South Shore Dr.
    Truckee, CA 96161

    Phone: 530-582-7777

  2. Pete Kristian

    Senior Aquatics Coordinator

  3. Lisa Kucera

    Assistant Aquatics Coordinator

West End Beach

DAILY BEACH ADMISSION

SEASON BEACH PASS

Adult (18-62):      $8

Youth (1-17):       $6

Senior (62+:        $6

Adult Resident:                     $80

Adult Non-Resident:             $90

Youth/Senior Resident:         $60

Youth/Senior Non-Resident: $70

Available for purchase online or at the beach during non-busy hours. 


  1. Boat Rentals
  2. Pavilion on the Point
  3. Picnic/BBQ Rentals

Equipment RentalsWest End Beach Boat Rentals

Credit card deposit is required on all rentals

Rentals available from 9am - 4pm

                                            1hr.        4hr.

Paddleboats:                      $32         $118

Single Kayak:                     $22         $78

Double Kayak:                    $27         $98

Standup Paddleboard:       $27         $98

Performance SUP:             $32         $118

Lifejackets are available.

  

BOAT STORAGE

Storage racks are located at the West End Beach Park on Donner Lake for Kayaks and other small boats, including one-man outrigger canoes and rowing sculls. You can rent for the season at a discount price, or pay by the calendar month. Must provide your own locks, cables, and signed release. One boat per storage unit. No security provided. No overhang allowed.

SEASON: May 1- September 30 (5 months)

REGISTRATION: Start date April 12 for returning renters in the same spot. April 19 for all new renters. 

FEES: $120 season, $30/month. (Does not include admission to West End Beach during business hours.)

West End Beach Map