National Register of Historic Places Form: Donner Camp Sites

Donner Camp Marker

Publication: National Park Service

Author: Marilynn Larew

Date of Publication: March 1978

PDF File: Donner-NRHP.pdf


The sites of the cabins where the Donner Party wintered are in three locations. Included within the Donner Memorial State Park are the sites of the Murphy Cabin and the Breen-Keseberg Cabin. Across U.S. Route 40 and about a half mile east is the site of the Reed-Graves Cabin. About 5 miles to the north on the Tahoe National Forest lies the Alder Creek of George and Jacob Donner. There each family built a separate tipi using the wagon tilt and brush.