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Boats > Launching


There are many launch ramps available around the lake. During low-water years, many of the ramps are not usable except for the smallest boats.

Also listed below are facilities that offer forklift or travelift launching.

Camp Richardson Marina

Boat service and repair, fishing and sailing excursions and charters, boat rentals (kayaks, jet skis, runabouts, paddle boats), raft tours, boat and accessory sales, mooring buoy rentals.

Boat Access: Free mooring or tie-up at pier when patronizing Camp Richardson businesses

1900 Jameson Beach Rd.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158
Phone: (530) 542-6570

Cave Rock Launch Ramp

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This small day-use area is tucked beneath the rugged volcanic face of Cave Rock. Facilities include a boat launch ramp and dock, comfort station, picnic sites, and a small sandy beach. The entrance is on Highway 50, three miles south of Glenbrook, just south of the Cave Rock tunnels. Operated by Nevada State Parks, Launch fee $17 ($2 discount NV residents).


Hwy 50 north of Zephyr Cove
Cave Rock, NV 89413
Phone: (702) 588-7975

Coon Street Beach and Launch Ramp

A perfect Lake Tahoe vacation spot for sunbathers and boaters. This beach features restrooms, picnic areas with grills and boat launch. Visit the farmer's market and hike the area with your dog. Located on the east end of Kings Beach off Coon Street. Launch ramp and parking (Launch fee $10, $10 daily fee for parking), sign in parking lot: "Navigational Hazards Exist in Launch Area".

North Lake Blvd at Coon Street
Kings Beach, CA 96143
Phone: (530) 546-7248

El Dorado Boat Ramp

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Small city park with launch ramp down under highway bridge, run by City of South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation.

El Dorado Beach and Boat Ramp is the largest beach area in South Lake Tahoe, it is the place to go for large picnics, launching your boat, renting a kayak or water toy, viewing the lake, or simply to relax. Highlights of this facility include:

* Large turf area, perfect for throwing out a blanket
* Large picnic area, includes tables and barbeque pits
* Boat launch with floating dock (fee)
* Kayak and water toy concession
* Swim area, roped and buoyed (no lifeguard)
* Bike trail
* Restroom
* Two parking lots


* Day Use $13.00
* Commercial Day Use: $35.00
* Annual Pass: $125.00
* Commercial Annual Pass: $365.00



Boat Access: El Dorado Beach on Hwy 50 at Lakeview Ave.

Harrison & Merced Streets
South Lake Tahoe, CA 95731

Homewood Marina

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Mooring buoys, on shore storage, boat storage available, forklift launch, boat cleaning and waxing.

5190 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141
Phone: (530) 525-5966
Fax: (530) 525-0209

Incline Village

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Beautiful swath of beach, launch ramp, but only available for use by Incline residents, temporaray renters, or homeowner's association guests; launch permit can be issued to those meeting one of these criteria.

Hwy 28
Incline Village, NV 89452

Lake Forest Boat Ramp

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Right next to Coast Guard station. $15 launch fee for CA residents, $20 for others. All vessels must receive an inspection prior to launching - for a list of inspection locations and hours, please visit Tahoe Boat Inspections or call TBI at 1-888-824-6267.

2500 Lake Forest Rd.
Tahoe City, CA 96145
Phone: (530) 583-5544

Lakeside Marina

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Launch ramp, boat storage, slips and moorings, boat rentals, fuel dock, "5 minute walk from casinos" (behind Harvey's Resort).

Boat Access: Launch ramp, boat storage, slips and moorings, boat rentals, fuel dock, "5 minute walk from casinos". Location: Behind Harvey's Resort

4041 Lakeshore Blvd (Park Ave. & Lakeshore)
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 541-6626 or (530) 541-9800

Meeks Bay Marina

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Marina, launch ramp, adjacent to campground and lodging.

7941 Emerald Bay Road
Tahoma, CA 96142
Phone: (530) 525-5588
Fax: (530) 525-4028

Meeks Bay Details

Meeks Bay Resort

Camping, lodging (12 lakeside units, 8 lakeview cabins, 1 lakefront mansion).

Boat Access: Meeks Bay

7941 Emerald Bay Road
Tahoma, CA 96142
Phone: (530) 525-6946 or (877} 326-3357
Fax: (530) 525-4028

Meeks Bay Details

Obexer's Boat Company

Part of Tahoe history, established 1911. Boat service, sales and repair, mast stepping, slips, mooring buoys, inside and outside on-shore storage, launch ramp, forklift launch, travelift, pumpout, gas dock, chandlery.

5300 West Lake Blvd.
Homewood, CA 96141
Phone: (530) 525-7962

Tahoe Keys Marina

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The largest marina on the lake, with 280 slips, 45 ton travelift, forklift or ramp launching, wet or dry storage, boat rentals; full boat service and repair available, fuel dock and pumpout.

2475 Venice Dr.
South Lake Tahoe, CA 95731
Phone: (530) 541-2155
Fax: (530) 541-8124

Tahoe Keys Marina Details

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch

Hwy. 28 and National Ave. Picnic area, barbecue pits, and public restrooms. Launch fee $5, $7 daily fee to park.

Hwy. 28 and National Ave.
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Phone: (530) 546-4212