Locations and Hours

Cave Rock and Lake Forest boat ramps will be CLOSED, and no inspections will be available for the following days:

*November 23 and November 24 – Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving

*December 24 and December 25 – Christmas eve and Christmas Day

*January 1, 2024 – New Years Day

 

Do I need an inspection?

If your vessel has an intact inspection seal [a wire with a numbered clip loosely connecting the boat and trailer] from the last time it was hauled out of Lake Tahoe, you do not need an inspection and can proceed straight to your preferred launch site.

In all other cases:

  • All motorized vessels, including electric, require an inspection. New boats and engines are tested in water prior to leaving the factory and are still required to be inspected.
  • There is no inspection or decontamination fee for vessels with electric or air-cooled trolling motors.
  • Trailered non-motorized vessels are required to be inspected. All inspections are provided free of charge for non-motorized vessels. 
  • If you own a simple non-motorized vessel, like a canoe, kayak or paddleboard, please visit Tahoe Keepers to learn how to self-inspect and Clean, Drain, & Dry your vessel. If you would like an inspection, please visit any of our inspection locations, and we will provide one free of charge.

2175 Keetak St, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

May 4 – Sept. 30 – Open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily

Oct 1 – Oct 22: Open Thurs-Sun 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON OCTOBER 23

 

NOTE: Sealed boats only, no inspections during summer operations

2500 Lake Forest Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145

Oct 1 – April 30 – Open from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily, weather permitting

NV-28 &, US-50, Carson City, NV 89703
May 12  – Sept. 30 – Open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

 

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON OCTOBER 1

NOTE: Sealed boats only, no inspections during summer operations.

Hwy 28, Glenbrook, NV 89413

Oct 1 – April 30 – Open from 6:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting

255 Alpine Meadows Rd, Alpine Meadows, CA 96146

May 26 – Sept. 30 – Open from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily

CLOSED FOR THE SEASON OCTOBER 1