Inspection Locations

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INSPECTIONS are available at Cave Rock State Park on the South shore, and Lake Forest boat ramp on the North Shore between 6AM and 4PM.  Donner boat inspections are available only at Lake Forest.  Please call the Tahoe Boat Inspections Hotline at 1-888-824-6267 for further information.

Cave Rock and Lake Forest Boat Launches will be closed in observance of most Federal Holidays throughout the winter. Please see below for planned Holiday closures.

Thanksgiving Day (11/22/18)

Christmas Eve (12/24/18)

Christmas Day (12/25/18)

New Years Day (1/1/19)

Martin Luther King Jr. Day (1/21/19)

Presidents Day (2/18/19)

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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 and Meyers inspection stations have better infrastructure to handle ballast boats (more hoses and water).  Please arrive before 5pm to provide ample time for decontamination.

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.

8:30am-5:30pm, daily

Truckee Inspection Station, CA

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

8:30am-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.

8:30am-5:30pm, daily*

Alpine Meadows Inspection Station, CA

Off of Hwy 89 (River Rd) on Alpine Meadows Rd in the Deer Park parking lot across from the Transfer Station.

8:30am-5:30pm, daily

Cave Rock Launch Ramp (6am-4pm winter hours)

HWY 50 just south of the tunnel in Glenbrook

Lake Forest Launch Ramp (6am-4pm winter hours)

2500 Lake Forest Rd, Tahoe City, CA 96145, USA

Cave Rock Launch Ramp, NV

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

6am-4pm Daily

Lake Forest Launch Ramp, CA

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

6am-4pm Daily

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

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

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

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