Ready to Launch
Any vessel with an intact Lake Tahoe inspection seal can launch at one of the regional ramps and marinas listed here. Boats without a seal are required to be inspected by Tahoe Resource Conservation District inspectors at an off-site inspection station. Non-motorized watercraft must be Clean.Drain.Dry prior to launch as well and can receive a free inspection at any motorized inspection station. Paddlers can find public launch sites and mapped paddle routes through the Lake Tahoe Water Trail website.
Public Launch Ramps
Cave Rock, Glenbrook (NV State Parks) — Open 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
Lake Forest, Tahoe City (TCPUD) — 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily
El Dorado, South Lake Tahoe (CSLT) — Open Saturdays & Sundays 10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Last Launch 4:30 p.m.
Closed Monday – Friday
Sand Harbor, Incline Village (NV State Parks) — Close for the season
Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, Kings Beach (NTPUD) — Closed for the season
Kings Beach Boat Launch (North Tahoe Watersports) — Open for non-motorized vessels only
Private Launch Facilities
Please contact the following facilities directly for information on launching and hours of operation:
- North Tahoe Marina
- Sierra Boat Company
- Ski Beach Boat Ramp -IVGID
- Tahoe City Marina
- Sunnyside Marina
- Homewood Marina
- Obexer’s Marina
- Tahoe Keys Marina
- Lakeside Marina
- Fallen Leaf Lake Marina – A green Fallen Leaf Lake wire inspection seal is required and can be acquired at a watercraft inspection station.
- Echo Lake Chalet – A yellow Echo Lake wire inspection seal is required and can be acquired at a watercraft inspection station.