Inspection Locations

RAMP & INSPECTION STATION UPDATE

There are currently no closures or delays. Please check back frequently as conditions may change.

 ATTENTION: No Inspections will be performed on Thursday April 24th and Friday April 25th at Cave Rock or Lake Forest. All inspectors will be in a mandatory training. Only sealed boats will be permitted to launch during this time.

ATTENTION: CAVE ROCK & LAKE FOREST boat launches will remain open for the winter season  from 6am-4pm daily (weather permitting). Inspections for those watercraft without intact Lake Tahoe inspection seals will be performed when sufficient ambient light is available. Any watercraft that is not Clean Drained and Dry for inspection will not be permitted to launch. Decontamination requirements are determined at inspection, and will be scheduled at that time. 

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

Roadside Inspection Stations: CLOSED FOR THE SEASON

Location Summer Hours Winter 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
CLOSED for the season
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.

Opening May 22nd: Thu-Sun only: 8:30am-5:30pm
CLOSED for the season 
Meyers, CA 2128 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
CLOSED for the season
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
CLOSED for the season
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 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. 6am-8pm daily 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 7am-7pm CLOSED for the season
Coon Street (Kings Beach) (NTPUD) CLOSED
CLOSED for the season
Tahoe Vista (National Ave) (NTPUD)  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