Donner Summit

 ** SNO-Parks are slowly becoming accessible as roads are able to be kept open. Some may have bathrooms that are  still inaccesible.  Please check with the local forest for current conditions before traveling to visit your favorite SNO-Park.  

2. Donner Summit

Donner Summt is located on the south side of I-80 at the Castle Peak exit beyond Boreal Inn. 

Recommended Activities: Cross-country skiing, dog sledding, and snow play. There are no hills for sledding at this location.

  • Ski trails are on the north side of the freeway. 
  • VENDOR ONSITE FOR PARKING PERMITS and REFRESHMENTS. Typically on-site Friday Noon-Sunset, Saturday & Sunday 9a-Sunset


  • Land adjoining to the SNO-Park site is private property. NO Recreational use is allowed on the private property.
  • Overnight parking is allowed for Trail Users only. Overnight parking is unoccupied vehicle parking. No camping/in-car camping as allowable per Forest Order 17-22-06.

Contact: Tahoe National Forest, Truckee Ranger District -  (530) 587-3558

GPS: 39º20'23.54"N, 120º20'38.25"W

Donner Summit Area Map

Donner Summit Parking Map