Dry all compartments; Dry life jackets, ropes, and toys. Any water present during the inspection will result in a decontamination and a decontamination fee.
What to expect at the Watercraft Inspection Station:
Watercraft inspection stations serve four basic functions:
- Provide AIS education messages to boaters.
- Physically and visually inspect vessels for aquatic invasive species. The inspection consists of a brief interview and a watercraft inspection.
- Decontaminate watercraft if necessary.
- Provide the required stickers and seals to launch in Lake Tahoe (or Fallen Leaf Lake and Echo Lake).
After you pass inspection or are decontaminated, you will receive a Tahoe sticker along with a wire seal that attaches your boat to your trailer. The seal is required to launch in Lake Tahoe and is removed at the launch site.