Interpretive Programs and Events

LEGACY DAY HAS BEEN CANCELED AND WE WILL ANNOUNCE A RESCHEDULE DATE SOON. THANKS!

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Weekly Interpretive Programs

*Unforseen circumstances may cause occasional program cancellations. Please contact Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center (530-582-7892, donnermuseum@parks.ca.gov) to confirm the interpretive program you plan to attend.

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Historical Tours

Schedule: Monday-Wednesday at 11am, Thursday-Sunday 11am & 1pm

*These tours are offered in late spring, summer, and fall months until snowfall limits our ability to facilitate these programs.

Join a 45-60 minute walking tours led by a local expert on the Donner Party of 1846 and other fascinating aspects of the park! Learn about the arduous overland journeys of California emigrants, Washoe Native American culture, and natural history of the region.

 

 

Lakeside Interpretive Hikes

Schedule: Saturdays at 10:30am-12:30pm

These walking tours cover up to 3-miles roundtrip along the Lakeside Interpretive Trail and offer stunning views of Donner Lake, Sierra Nevada mountain range and summit, and the park's extraordinarynatural and culture features.

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Junior Rangers

Schedule: Saturdays and Sundays 12-12:45pm.

Geared towards ages 7-12, these active 45-minute long programs cover a variety of topics including Washoe Native American culture, fire ecology, and natural history of the region.

 

 

Park Cleanup

Schedule: Every first and third Monday of each month at 9am

Donate your time to a righteous cause! Become a steward of the park and help with cleanup projects while hiking the beautiful trails. Please bring your own work gloves to reduce single-use plastic waste. We supply gloves, trash grabbers, and buckets.

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Guided Mountain Bike Tours

For detailed information, please visit this page.