Donner Memorial State Park

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Donner Memorial State Park


Location:100 miles east of Sacramento via I-80, just west of downtown Truckee, on the south side of the freeway.
Facilities:154 developed family campsites, picnic areas, hiking and ski trails, nature trails, boat ramp access, visitor center, museum, exhibits (é).
Activities:Camping, fishing, boating, sailing, hiking, swimming, windsurfing, water-skiing, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing.
Special Features:The ill-fated Donner Party, halted by heavy snows, camped here during the winter of 1846. Park's Emigrant Trail Museum features exhibits on the Donner Party and area history. Near the museum is the Pioneer Monument and the Donner Party's Murphy family cabin site.
Address:c/o Sierra District Office
PO Box 266
Tahoma, CA 96142

Phone:530-582-7892
Web: www.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=503
Size: 2,953 acres.

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Hikers meet at Donner Camp Picnic Area (at Alder Creek) and then need to provide their own transportation to the Donner Memorial State Park.
When the producers asked if she had any ideas for future programs she mentioned her interest in the smaller of the two Donner camps and the fact that no archaeological evidence had ever been found confirming the survivors' tale of cannibalism.