Inspection Locations

April Scheduled Closures–Lake Forest and Cave Rock: 

  • Tuesday April 18th: CLOSED due to mandatory All Staff meetings
  • Monday through Wednesday, April 24th, 25th and 26th: CLOSED due to training

Inspections are available at Lake Forest and Cave Rock Boat Launch from October through April, open from 6am-4pm, daily, weather permitting.

Summer Season: Inspection Stations will be opening in May. See below for exact dates. All openings subject to change. Need to wait for all this snow to melt:)



  • 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. Closed for the SeasonOpening May 1
Truckee-Tahoe Inspection Station, CA Off Hwy 267 and Truckee Airport Road, on Chandelle Way
Closed for the SeasonOpening May 17
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. Closed for the SeasonOpening May 1
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.
Closed for the SeasonOpening May 1
NOTE:  Summer season is May 1-September 30

BALLAST BOATS: 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). Please arrive before 5pm to provide ample time for the decontamination.

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)   CLOSED for the season
Cave Rock (NV St. Parks) 6am-4pm daily, inspections available here
Lake Forest (TCPUD) Credit Card payments ONLY. 6am-4pm daily, inspections available here
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: