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Clean, Drain, and Dry

 As of Friday, May 26, all three regional inspection stations will be open.

Until further notice, the station at Spooner Summit in Nevada will only be open Thursday through Sunday due to staffing shortages.

The Spooner Summit station will be open Monday, May 29 for the Memorial Day Holiday, and will be closed Sunday, June 4th during America’s Most Beautiful Bike Ride.

Please note that decontaminations are required for all ballast boats.

Plan ahead by checking the Locations and Hours page, our social handles (@TahoeBoating), or Contact Us for the latest information.

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The need for inspections at Lake Tahoe

Watercraft are the largest source for spreading aquatic invasive species (AIS) into new waterways. Mandatory inspections stop aquatic invasive species, such as quagga mussels, BEFORE they enter the water. Please do your part to protect Lake Tahoe and plan ahead for mandatory boat inspections. Invasive species have devastating environmental and economic impacts on industries, communities, and native species populations. Most invasive species do not have predators to keep their populations in balance and, once introduced, are difficult if not impossible to eradicate. What is AIS? Read more here!

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Tahoe Watercraft Inspection Program Fully Open for Summer

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Jeff Cowen, 775-589-5278 For Immediate Release, May 26, 2023 Lake Tahoe, CA/NV —As Lake Tahoe’s water level nears its maximum height from a record snowpack, agencies helping protect the region from aquatic invasive species (AIS) are preparing...

Clean, Drain, Dry Message is Working

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV – As Lake Tahoe watercraft inspections shift to winter operations, inspectors report intercepting far fewer vessels this year with aquatic invasive species (AIS) onboard. They credit improvements to the program as part of the reason. The Tahoe...

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