Inspection Locations and Ramp Closures

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Attention Lake Tahoe boaters: watercraft inspections for the prevention of aquatic invasive species will not be available until at least April 16, 2020. Boat ramps at Cave Rock, NV and Lake Forest, CA are also closed. This is necessary to comply with NV and CA Executive Orders on COVID-19 and to keep our dedicated inspectors safe during these difficult times. Please continue to check this site for new information as it becomes available. Thank you for helping protect Lake Tahoe! 

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BALLAST BOATS: All boats with ballast tanks require decontamination. To save yourself time and money, please make sure that they are drained and dry before you arrive at the inspection station. Alpine, Truckee and Meyers inspection stations have better infrastructure to handle ballast boats (more hoses and water).  Please arrive before 5pm during the Summer to provide ample time for decontamination.

Truckee Inspection Station, CA

Off Hwy 267 and Truckee Airport Road, on Chandelle Way (on north-west edge of airport tarmac).

Closed

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.

CLOSED

8:30am to 5:30pm, Daily

Spooner Summit Inspection Station, NV

Near the intersection of Hwy 28 and US 50, off of HWY 28 in the Snow Park area. Larger vessels over 30′ may have difficulty with turning radius.

Closed

8:30am to 5:30pm, Daily

Meyers Inspection Station, CA

2175 Keetak Street, on the South Shore near the intersection of Highways 89 and 50. Turn on Pomo St off of HWY 89.

Closed

8:30am to 5:30pm, Daily

Cave Rock Launch Ramp, NV

Off of US 50, just south of the tunnel in Glenbrook.

Open to launch

6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Daily

Inspections only available during daylight hours

Lake Forest Launch Ramp, CA

Off Hwy 28 (North Lake Blvd), turn onto Lake Forest Rd. 2500 Lake Forest Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Open to launch

6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Daily

Inspections only available during daylight hours

NOTE: Summer season is May 1 — September 30. Winter season is October 1 – April 30