Public Piers

Donner Lake consists of 37 public piers located along the north side of the lake. They are great places to catch some sun, enjoy some dock jumping, paddling around, and just enjoying a great day at the beautiful lake. 

There are no reservations available for the piers--they are on a first come basis. Most piers are large enough to share with two parties/households, provided at least 6' physical distance is maintained between them. 

Please do not leave items overnight to try to ''reserve'' the piers.

Parking is roadside along Donner Pass Rd. There is no overnight parking (strictly enforced) in many sections along the road, with parking prohibited between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am.

Donner Lake Pier 4