Campgrounds in the Sierra Delay Opening Reservation Dates Due to Historic Snowpack - Originally, scheduled to open on May 26, opening of one or more loops in the Donner Memorial State Park campgrounds will open June 8th and MAY be delayed further depending on melt and repairs. 05/30/2023
Reservations - www.reservecalifornia.com. (800) 444-7275 Reservations can be made online six months to the date of your first day of arrival.
Donner Campground Kiosk - (530) 582-7894, open May-September, daily 9-5pm
Check In 2 pm Generator Hours 10am - 8pm
Check Out Noon Quiet Hours 10pm - 6am
2 Vehicles allowed per campsite Children must have helmets for bicycles/scooters/skateboards
8 people allowed per campsite Dogs must be leashed and never unattended
Vehicles must be parked on pavement Amplified music is only allowed with a permit
Food must be stored DAY and NIGHT No Drones
Required Food Storage
Metal bear-resistant food lockers are provided in each campsite. All food, beverages, and toiletries are required by law to be stored in provided food lockers. The inside dimensions of the food lockers are 36" deep, 43" wide, and 28" high. Violators will be cited.
Spring camping - There may be snow or wet ground in many of the campsites. Hiking trails may be covered in snow, especially in shaded, north-facing areas.
Please come prepared with camping items to help your camping experience - tarps, winter footwear, insulated sleeping pads.
Firewood is available at the kiosk and from campground hosts ($10). Charcoal and wood fires are not allowed in the day use areas. Propane/gas grills are allowed.