Donner Summit Rest Area Westbound 80
Three miles west of Donner Lake Exit
Soda Springs, California 95728
If you're planning a road trip of any distance, take a look at using California's Rest Areas on your route to stop at. California Rest Areas are designed to provide highway travelers, including their pooches, a safe and convenient facility to rest before continuing with their journey.
California rest areas are typically roadside facilities that provide, at a minimum, parking and restrooms. Although some may have information kiosks, vending machines, and picnic areas. There are several that have even have RV Dump Stations facilities, where RVers may empty their sewage holding tanks. AND almost all are dog-friendly and have a pet area.
These rest areas are maintained and funded by Caltrans. Some are closed due to maintenance issues, its always best to have a alternate rest stop just in case.
The Donner Summit westbound rest area includes these amenities:
• Pet Area
• Picnic tables
• Handicapped access
A message from Caltrans: when driving on our highways and see flashing lights, please follow the law by moving over (or slowing down) to protect highway workers and CHP officers. Their families, including their dogs, want to be sure they get home safe!