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Clean, Drain, and Dry

All three regional boat inspection stations are now open, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily for appointments and walk ins.

ALERT: Invasive New Zealand mudsnails have been detected in Lake Tahoe. Click here for important inspection program updates.

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

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!

News & Updates

2024 Boating Season Begins with Clean, Drain, & Dry

New region-wide protocols in place to prevent the spread of New Zealand mudsnails   Contact: Jeff Cowen, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Public Information Officer Lake Tahoe, Nev./Calif. — Lake Tahoe watercraft inspection stations are open for the season to help...

Invasive New Zealand Mudsnails Discovered in Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV – Divers monitoring Lake Tahoe have discovered invasive New Zealand mudsnails in areas off the South Shore, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) and Tahoe Resource Conservation District (Tahoe RCD) announced today. This is the first time the...

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...

Interstate Boat Hauler Hotline Helps Protect Tahoe

Lake Tahoe, CA/NV — Boat transporters can call a new aquatic invasive species (AIS) hotline when planning to haul vessels across state lines to prevent the spread of invasive species and to help them with the watercraft inspection process. Transporters headed for Lake...

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