Inspection Locations

  • Commercially transported boats: please click HERE for information about inspection requirements.

 Roadside Inspection Stations:

Location Hours
Alpine Meadows Inspection Station, CA Off of Hwy 89 (River Rd) on Alpine Meadows Rd in the Deer Park parking lot across from the Transfer Station. 8:30-5:30, 7 days a week
Truckee-Tahoe Inspection Station, CA Off Hwy 267 and Truckee Airport Road, on Chandelle Way
8:30-5:30, Thursday-Sunday
Meyers Inspection Station, CA 2175 Keetak Street, on the South Shore near the intersection of Highways 89 and 50. Turn on Pomo St. off of HWY 89. 8:30-5:30, 7 days a week
Spooner Summit Inspection Station, NV Near the intersection of Hwy 28 and US 50, off of HWY 28 in the Snow Park area. Larger vessels over 30′ may have difficulty with turning radius.
8:30-5:30, 7 days a week*
Homewood Inspection Station, CA Off of HWY 89 on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe in the Homewood Ski Resort parking lot. CLOSED 
NOTE:  Summer season is May 1-September 30NOTE: All boats with Ballast Tanks require decontamination. To save yourself time and money please make sure they are dry and drained. Alpine and Meyers inspection stations have better infrastructure to handle ballast boats (more hoses and water). 

 *Spooner Inspection Station scheduled closures/delays due to special events:

  • Saturday and Sunday July 16 & 17: Closed due to a special event


Public Launch Ramps

ALL trailered watercraft must have an intact Tahoe wire inspection seal to launch.

Summer Season: May 1st – Sept. 30th  Winter Season: Oct 1st – April 30th

Location Hours:
Sand Harbor (NV St. Parks)  After-hours haul outs are available but trailered vessels will not receive a Lake Tahoe Inspection Seal and will be required to have an inspection prior to launching into Lake Tahoe again.**Not recommended for any vessel over 14 feet long** Monday – Wednesday: 7am to 3:30pmThursday – Sunday: 6am to 8 pm
Cave Rock (NV St. Parks)U.S. 50 Road Improvements Near Cave Rock Boat Ramp: Cave Rock State Park boaters and visitors should be aware of roadway improvements that the Nevada Department of Transportation will be making on U.S. 50 near Cave Rock. Click here for more information. 6am-8pm dailyCLOSING Aug 1st due to construction
Lake Forest (TCPUD)  After-hours haul outs are available but trailered vessels will not receive a Lake Tahoe Inspection Seal and will be required to have an inspection prior to launching into Lake Tahoe again. Credit Card payments ONLY. 5am-7pm daily
El Dorado (S. Lake Tahoe) (CSLT)   CLOSED for the season
Coon Street (Kings Beach) (NTPUD)
CLOSED for the season
Tahoe Vista (National Ave) (NTPUD)  CLOSED for the season

Private Launch Facilities

Please contact the following facilities directly for information on launching and hours of operation: