3 Steps Closer to Fun!

-Clean, Drain and Dry-


Attention Boaters: Lake Tahoe watercraft inspection stations remain closed following state health orders and travel restrictions. Vessels that do not need an inspection can proceed directly to one of the launch facilities listed on the Ready to Launch page. Only vessels with an intact Lake Tahoe inspection seal can launch at this time. Please check back  regularly to know when inspection stations may be opening. Thank you for your patience and for helping protect Lake Tahoe.


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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!

3 Steps Closer to Fun!

– Clean, Drain and Dry –

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.