West End Beach
West End Beach is a 12 acre day use beach facility on Donner Lake in Truckee, California that is owned and maintained by the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District.
It is the largest of the Truckee Beaches.
Location of West End Beach:
West End Beach is located on the West Shore of Donner Lake in Truckee, California. There are three ways to get to West End Beach:
- From Truckee, take Donner Pass Road
- From Hwy 80, coming from the Bay area, take the Donner Lake exit, while still on Donner Summit.
- From Donner Summit, take Old Hwy 40 down to the Lake.
See my Truckee Beaches page, for a Google Map of all the Truckee Beaches!
Amenities of West End Beach
The following list is the amenities available at this beach:
- Beach area
- Basketball Court
- Boat Parking
- Boat Rentals - Kayak, Paddle boat, Stand Up Paddleboards
- Boat Storage - (seasonal)
- Boating area
- Covered Pavilion - can be reserved for weddings or special occasions. Can be rented by itself, or in a Pavilion Package which includes admission for 100 people, parking for 50 cars, and a private entrance
- Fishing Area
- Group BBQ/Picnic areas - these can be reserved and have nice shade
- Horseshoe Pits
- Playground areas - two separate areas - one on each side of the beach where the group picnic areas are
- Snack Shack
- Tennis Court
- Swimming Area - supervised by American Red Cross Certified Lifeguards
- Volleyball Courts (sand and grass)
- No Dogs from Memorial Day to Labor Day
- No Glass
- No Running or Rough Play
- No Smoking
- No Swimming unless a Lifeguard is present
- Pack your own trash to the trash bins
Cost of Admission - 2024
Please check out the Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District Website for current cost information:
Hours and Operating Schedule
- Hours are from 8am - 8pm
- Lifeguards are on duty from 9am-5pm on Weekends, and 10am-5pm on Weekdays
West End Beach Photos
The Photo's above, will randomly change with all of the West End Beach photo's that I have uploaded in the Truckee Travel Guide's Flickr photo's "West End Beach Photoset". To view all the photo's, just click above on the "West End Beach" blue link to view the entire set of photo's, or just click on your browser "refresh" button.
- Beach Hotline - (530) 582-7777 - call to find out what the daily conditions are
- Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District Office - (530) 582-7720
- Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District website - printable rental facility applications, picnic rental information, and West End Beach Rules & Regulations for Reservations can be obtained here. Also, you can sign your kids up for Boating classes!