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China Cove Beach (Donner Memorial S.P.)

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China Cove Beach is a beach on Donner Lake in Truckee, California with access from within the Donner Memorial State Park.  China Cove  is located on the right hand side at the end of the Day Use area of the Park (South Shore Drive).

Parking and Restroom Facilities - There is limited Parking on the side of the road across from the beach, and just past the restrooms which are directly across from the beach, there is a parking lot where South Shore Drive ends at the Park Boundary. You can continue through to South Shore Drive by either walking or riding a bike.

​Dogs - While dogs are not allowed at the China Cove Beach Area and the nature trail behind the museum, they are allowed on the rest of the trails at this park. Dogs are also allowed in the lake. Pets must be on leash at all times and please clean up after them.

There is no cost for the beach, however, there is a Day Use fee of $8.00 per car to enter the Donner Memorial State Park.

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