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. To improve efficiency at launch sites, AIS inspection services are only provided at off-site inspection stations located around the Tahoe Region.
Public Launch Ramps
Sand Harbor, Incline Village (NV State Parks) — Open May 1 through May 28 – 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. After May 28 – 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Cave Rock, Glenbrook (NV State Parks) — Open 6 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Lake Forest, Tahoe City (TCPUD) — Open 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.
El Dorado, South Lake Tahoe (CSLT) — Closed for 2021 due to low water.
Kings Beach Boat Launch (North Tahoe Watersports) —Closed. TBD
Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, Kings Beach (NTPUD) — Closed. Open May 21 – Friday thru Sunday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Beginning June 14 – Open 7 days – 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
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* – ATTENTION: All boats without a green Fallen Leaf Lake wire inspection seal must get an inspection at the Meyers, Spooner or Alpine Meadows inspection station prior to launch. Decontamination fees will apply. All non-motorized should always arrive Clean.Drain.Dry before launching here.
- Echo Lake Chalet* – ATTENTION: All boats without a yellow Echo Lake wire inspection seal must get an inspection at the Meyers, Spooner or Alpine Meadows inspection station prior to launch. Decontamination fees will apply. All non-motorized should always arrive Clean.Drain.Dry before launching here.
*NOTE: Non-motorized watercraft shall always be Clean.Drain.Dry prior to launching in a waterbody, even if you last visited Lake Tahoe.