Google search Glacier Way. It is near the top of Tahoe Donner in Truckee California. There is a small parking lot off of Glacier Way where you park and head out on the trail going West. After about a 20 - 30 minute walk, cut left toward Donner Lake. There are many places to shoot the lake from that area.
Bring snowshoes this time of year. However the snow was cold and hard enough to where I didn't need them this trip. Oh yeah, it's cold and windy up there, dress appropriately.
"Milky Way Above Donner Lake 1" - Night time photograph of the Milky Way above Donner Lake and Truckee, California.