|Donner Lake, Truckee|
Within the California State Park system my favorite venue is certainly Donner Memorial State Park near Truckee and the Nevada state line. I took the kids camping there recently - not the first time - and can report that all was as we remembered it. The sites are spacious. Each has a bear locker for food, shelving for "stuff," a picnic table, a barbeque and a fire pit. In other words, everything one needs. There was an interpretive program around a campfire one evening and there is also a museum near the entrance. We agreed to make it an annual trek.