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. As COVID-19 tourism and travel restrictions are lifted, inspection stations are preparing to open for boats from neighboring communities and around the western U.S.

Public Launch Ramps

Sand Harbor, Incline Village (NV State Parks) — Open 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. October 15 Closed for the Season

Cave Rock, Glenbrook (NV State Parks) — Open Sunrise to Sunset year-round. Open 6am-4pm starting October 1 through April 30, 2021

Lake Forest, Tahoe City (TCPUD) — Open 6 a.m. – 7 p.m. Open 6am-4pm starting October 1 through April 30, 2021

El Dorado, South Lake Tahoe (CSLT) — Closed for the Season

Kings Beach Boat Launch (North Tahoe Watersports) —Open Friday thru Sunday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Open 7 days beginning June 15

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area, Kings Beach (NTPUD) —Open 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. through Sept. 13. Then weekends only. Closed for the Season September 27. 

Private Launch Facilities

Please contact the following facilities directly for information on launching and hours of operation:

*NOTE: Non-motorized watercraft shall always be Clean.Drain.Dry prior to launching in a waterbody, even if you last visited Lake Tahoe.