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:

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