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Some of the state parks in California offer convenient, nearby camping. If you don’t have all the gear you need for your camping trip to Donner Memorial State Park, rent our camping gear online and have it delivered right to your home or convenient pickup point along the way. When you rent our backpacking or camping gear, you are getting a lot better quality than buying at the local big-box retail store, and, you will save money as well. Rental of outdoor gear for a night or two at Donner Memorial State Park is easy; just click on the “Rent Online” tab above to get started. You can rent camping backpacks, cooking gear, GPS Trackers, tents, sleeping gear, lanterns – everything you need for a great outdoor experience. We also have new gear for sale as well as any accessories or supplies you could use for your next trip into your favorite state park.
We’ll ship your rental gear direct to your home before your trip, or to a convenient location near the entrance to Donner Memorial State Park. On your way back home, just load the rented backpacking and camping gear back into the same box we shipped to you, use the prepaid return label, and drop off the rental at one of our carrier’s shipping points.
Here’s some information you may find useful before your trip (sourced from Wikipedia and other research):
Donner Memorial State Park is a state park of California, US, preserving the site of the Donner Camp, where members of the ill-fated Donner Party were trapped by weather during the winter of 1846–1847. Caught without shelter or adequate supplies, members of the group resorted to cannibalism to survive. The Sierra Nevada site has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The state park contains the Emigrant Trail Museum and the Pioneer Monument dedicated to the travelers of the Emigrant Trail.
Donner Memorial State Park is located outside Truckee, California. It has 2.5 miles of hiking trails, campgrounds, and 3 miles of lake frontage on Donner Lake. The 3,293-acre park was established in 1928.
If you are a first-time camper, an overnight trip into Donner Memorial State Park is a great way to get started – it’s probably close by, and the staff is used to advising families out on their first trip. We make it easy to rent gear as well if you are aren’t sure what to take – check out our camping gear packages
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The Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center contains exhibits about the cultural history of the area, including local Native Americans, the Donner Party, and builders of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Near the museum is the Pioneer Monument and the Donner Party's Murphy family cabin site. Park staff offer hikes, special presentations and campfires by the museum.
Donner The Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center contains exhibits about the cultural history of the area, including local Native Americans, the Donner Party, and builders of the First Transcontinental Railroad. Near the museum is the Pioneer Monument and the Donner Party's Murphy family cabin site. Park staff offer hikes, special presentations and campfires by the museum.
Donner Memorial State Park was one of 48 California state parks proposed for closure in August 2009 due to budget cuts. Due to public opposition, the closures were not carried out.
The park has either a Mediterranean climate or a humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dsb/Csb) with cold, snowy winters and warm, dry summers. Winters are cold with a January average of 27.2 °F (−2.7 °C) and temperatures below 0 °F (−17.8 °C) occur on 7.8 days per year. Most of the precipitation falls during the winter months with an average precipitation of 20.16 inches and an average snowfall of 112.2 inches.
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