Inspection Locations

RAMP & INSPECTION STATION UPDATE

 

Update: Monday February 1st: There are no closures or delays at this time.  


 October 2015- April 2016 all inspections are provided at Cave Rock and Lake Forest boat ramps, 6am-4pm, seven days a week, weather permitting. 

 

  • 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 season
Truckee-Tahoe Inspection Station, CA Off Hwy 267, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, in parking lot behind Town Hall building
CLOSED for the season
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 season
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′ should call 1-888-824-6267 for options.
CLOSED for the season 
Homewood Inspection Station, 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 30NOTE: 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). 

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 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
Cave Rock (NV St. Parks) 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. Credit Card payments ONLY. 6am-4pm daily
Ski Beach/ Incline Village (IVGID) By reservation only
El Dorado (S. Lake Tahoe) (CSLT)  14′ boats and under only 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: