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’.
- Current Watercraft Inspection Fees (Payable by Visa or Mastercard ONLY)
- Commercially transported boats: please click HERE for information about inspection requirements.
Roadside Inspection Stations:
|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.
|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
|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:
- North Tahoe Marina
- Sierra Boat Company
- Tahoe City Marina
- Sunnyside Marina
- Homewood Marina
- Obexer’s Marina
- Meeks Bay Marina
- Camp Richardson Marina
- Tahoe Keys Marina
- Lakeside Marina
- Fallen Leaf Lake Marina – ATTENTION: All boats without a green Fallen Leaf Lake wire inspection seal must get an inspection at the Meyers, Spooner or Alpine Meadows inspection station prior to launch. Decontamination fees will apply.
- Echo Lake Chalet
** Private facilities may charge additional inspection service fees