Inspection Locations

RAMP & INSPECTION STATION UPDATE

May 1-September 30: Inspections available at Roadside Inspection Stations. See hours and location information below.

SAND HARBOR: Due to low lake level, beginning July 28, 2014, the Sand Harbor boat ramp will be CLOSED for the remainder of the season.

LAKE FOREST: Due to a rehabilitation project, the TCPUD will be CLOSING Lake Forest Boat Ramp September 7, 2014 and reopening in January 2015.  

TAHOE VISTA (National Ave): Due to low lake level, NTPUD is only allowing PWC’s and outboard powered boats up to 18’.

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

Roadside Inspection Stations:

 

Location Summer Hours
Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, CA Off of Hwy 89 (River Rd) on Alpine Meadows Rd in the Deer Park parking lot across from the Transfer Station.  8:30am-5:30pm
Northstar at Tahoe Resort, CA Off of Hwy 267 on Northstar Drive. Take the 1st Right in the round-about into the Castle Peak parking lot.

Thu-Sun only: 8:30am-5:30pm
Meyers, CA 2175 Keetak Street, on the South Shore near the intersection of Highways 89 and 50. Turn on Pomo St. off of HWY 89. 8:30am-5:30pm
Spooner Summit, NV Near the intersection of Hwy 28 and US 50, off of HWY 28 in the Snow Park area. Larger vessels over 30′ should call 1-888-824-6267 for options.
8:30am-5:30pm
Homewood Ski Resort, CA Off of HWY 89 on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe in the Homewood Ski Resort parking lot.
CLOSED for the season
NOTE:  Summer season is May 1-September 30

Public Launch Ramps

ALL trailered watercraft must have an intact Tahoe wire inspection seal to launch without an inspection from a Roadside Inspection Station during the summer season.

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

Location Summer Hours:
Winter 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. CLOSED for the season CLOSED for the season
Cave Rock (NV St. Parks) 6am-8pm daily 6am-4pm daily
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. 5am-7pm daily 6am-4pm daily
Ski Beach/ Incline Village (IVGID) 5/23-Sept. 7am-8pm Reservations only
El Dorado (S. Lake Tahoe) (CSLT)  14′ boats and under only CLOSED CLOSED for the season
Coon Street (Kings Beach) (NTPUD) CLOSED
CLOSED for the season
Tahoe Vista (National Ave) (NTPUD) PWC’s and outboard powered boats up to 18’ only  7am-7pm  CLOSED for the season

Private Launch Facilities

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

** Private facilities may charge additional inspection service fees