Online Comment & Feedback Form!

Have you been through an inspection or decontamination at Lake Tahoe before and wanted a way to let us know how your experience was? Well now you can. We have added a “Comment & Feedback form” to our website to give everyone the chance to let us know how we are doing, how amazing our inspectors are, or perhaps provide some ideas on ways to improve the overall experience. You can find the link to the Comment & Feedback form on our Welcome Page or on our Contact Page.

The Watercraft Inspection Program strives to make the inspection process convenient for boaters while ensuring the greatest protection for Lake Tahoe from the harmful impacts of unwanted aquatic invasive species, like the quagga mussel, spiney water flea or Hydrilla. If you have ever been to an area infested with these horrible non-native species, you realize how important preventing them from being introduced can be. We greatly appreciate all feedback regarding boat inspections and encourage you to provide suggestions with realistic solutions that will help protect Lake Tahoe now, and into the future.

Remember that We’re All In This Boat Together and to be Clean, Drained & Dry every time you change waters to help protect them from aquatic invasive species!



Spring is here and all four Lake Tahoe Roadside Inspection Stations are now OPEN for inspections and decontaminations. Alpine Meadows, Spooner Summit and Meyers hours of operation are going to be 8:30am-5:30pm,            7 days a week.  Northstar hours of operation will be Thursday-Sunday from 8:30am-5:30pm and Monday-Wednesday the station will be closed.

We look forward to another successful season of preventing aquatic invasive species from harming Lake Tahoe Regional waters and greatly appreciate your cooperation and support for the boat inspection program.  Happy boating and remember to CLEAN, DRAIN & DRY your boat prior to your inspection to help save you time and money!

5/23/13: Public Forum on Aquatic Invasive Species

Come to the Inn by the Lake on Thursday May 23rd from 5:30pm-7:30pm to learn from the experts about aquatic invasive species prevention and control in the Lake Tahoe Region.

AIS Public Forum flyer

Representatives from the US Fish & Wildlife Service, CA State Parks, University of Nevada Reno, Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, UC Davis, LTBMU Forest Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife, League to Save Lake Tahoe, Tahoe Resource Conservation District and the TRPA will all be there. Some of the topics being discussed will include:

  • Aquatic weed control in Emerald Bay & the Tahoe Keys
  • Asian clam control projects
  • Volunteer and Stewardship opportunities in the Basin
  • AIS prevention in the Truckee Region
  • Nevada’s new AIS program
  • the Tahoe Keepers Initiative.

Light refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Nicole Cartwright: 530.543.1501 ext. 111,



FREE Aquatic Invasive Species Talk @ REI Reno – Sept. 26, 2012

Protect Your Local Waters…..Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species!

Calling all boaters, anglers, paddlers, swimmers and water-lovers! Do your part to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species! Asian clams, zebra & quagga mussels and invasive weeds like Eurasian water milfoil are just a few of the plants and critters that currently threaten your local waters.

These pests could cost millions to the local economy and irreparably damage our environment, affecting everyone in the region.  The Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) works with dozens of partner organizations and agencies to protect Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River watershed by implementing programs aimed to prevent and control the spread of aquatic invasive species.

The Tahoe RCD will share information about these species, how they are easily spread and how we can prevent and minimize their damage on Sept. 26, 2012 from 6:30pm-8:00pm at the REI in Reno, NV .

Please sign up HERE to learn how YOU can make a difference!

2012 Inspection Stickers available now

The 2012 Tahoe Only, Tahoe In & Out and 7-day passes are currently available for purchase at Cave Rock and Lake Forest boat launches until April 30th, 2012. Sand Harbor boat launch is only selling Tahoe Only stickers. In 2012 we are transitioning to a calendar year for our annual inspection stickers, but all 2011 Tahoe Only and Tahoe In & Out stickers will be accepted until APRIL 30, 2012.

Remember to Clean, Drain and Dry your boat every time you change bodies of water. ~JB

Fall Aquatic Invasive Species Forum

Come learn about efforts to protect Lake Tahoe and Truckee water bodies from Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) on November 16th in Kings Beach.

Topics covered will include:

  • Boat Inspections
  • AIS Control & Prevention Efforts
  • Information about Truckee’s program
  • 2011 Successes and challenges
  • Plans for the future!

Click HERE for event flyer