Lake Tahoe Marinas, Boat Launches, Supplies, Fuel Docks & Piers

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.

There are several small marinas around the lake, as well as the huge Tahoe Keys marina at South Lake Tahoe. Slips are a precious commodity, however, and generally are not available except for full-season rentals–and even then, waiting lists are often years long.

Fuel is readily available around the lake. Hours vary with the season; call ahead if you are counting on getting fuel in the evening.

The listing below includes public piers on the lake. Most piers have limited space for public tie-up and are subject to considerable swell depending on the weather. Note that there are many more private piers around the lake that should be used only by invitation.

Most piers charge no fee but expect that you are patronizing the business associated with the pier. (One notable exception is the large pier at Gar Woods, which is open to public use for any reason and is useful for accessing other businesses in the area.) Piers at public parks often have time limits and are intended primarily for loading and unloading. Some piers have attendants, especially on summer weekends, who expect to be tipped (much like a valet parking attendant for your car).

  • 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

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    Cave Rock Launch Ramp

    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

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    El Dorado Boat Ramp

    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

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    Homewood Marina

    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

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    Incline Village

    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

  • Kaspian National Forest Picnic Area

    Nice, newly rebuilt (7/98) pier at the north end of pleasant picnic area (despite being somewhat close to the road), pebble/cobble beach, bicycle and hike-in camping inland of the main road (Hwy 89).

    Directions: Kaspian Campground is located on the west shore of Lake Tahoe on Highway 89, near Tahoe City, California. From Truckee, take Highway 89 South to Tahoe City. Continue south on Highway 89 from Tahoe City for another 4.2 miles to Kaspian Picnic Area. Approximately 2/3 of the way between Tahoe City and Homewood.

    South of Sunnyside on State Route 89, campsites across highway, rest rooms, picnic facilities, BBQ.

    Boat Access: Pier


    Intersection of Hwy 89 & Blackwood Canyon Rd
    West Lake Tahoe, CA 96141

  • Kings Beach State Beach and Pier

    Pier use is free although only marginally suitable for tieing up (no bumpers or cushioning, only 2 sets of cleats), mostly monopolized by commercial ski and parasail boats. A large, free sand beach with paid state parking ($5), public beach, picnic tables and barbecue areas, kid’s park, and public restrooms. .

    Boat Access: Pier


    Hwy 28 on North Lake Blvd.
    Kings Beach, CA 96143

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    Lake Forest Boat Ramp

    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

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    Lakeside Marina

    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

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    Meeks Bay Marina

    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 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

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    North Tahoe Marina

    Full-service, speedboat-oriented marina; fuel dock, storage, launching, boat sales (Fountain, Formula, Crown Line), full service (mechanical, hull, upholstery, canvas).


    7360 N. Lake Blvd.
    Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
    Phone: (530) 546-8248 or (800) 58MARINA
    Fax: (530) 546-8257

  • 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

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    Round Hill Pines Beach Marina

    Huge pier with Caesars and other big casino boats, ski school, big mooring field, short-term tieup at dock, buoys and watertaxi, may beach boat as well; snack bar, tennis, swimming pool.

    Boat Access: Marla Bay


    Hwy 50
    Stateline, Nevada 89449
    Phone: (775) 588-3055

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    Ski Run Marina

    Upscale marina with lots of tourist shops and restaurants, slips and moorings for rent.

    Boat Access: Moorings; water taxi until 9 pm (do not attempt to enter marina; shallow water and limited room to maneuver)


    900 Ski Run Blvd. Suite #1
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    Phone: (530) 544-9500

  • Skylandia Park

    South of Lake Forest development; public pier, picnic facilities, small beach.

    Skylandia Park is a 24-acre California State Park operated and maintained by the TCPUD. It is located 1.5 miles east of Tahoe City on Lake Forest Road. Skylandia Park provides bike trails, hiking trails, and picnicking. The park also features a beach, pier and swimming area.

    Boat Access: Tie up at pier, anchor and dinghy in, or beach boat


    Lake Forest Rd at end of Bristlecone
    Tahoe City, CA 96145
    Phone: (530) 583-3796

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    Sugar Pine Point State Park

    Nice public pier, main attraction the Ehrman Mansion, lots of activities offered, good hiking, 175 campsites.

    The ski trail parking on the west side of Highway 89 and the day use area on the east side of Highway 89 remain open during the winter.

    Seasons: The campground will close for the winter season on November 30th and reopen on May 1st.
    Boat Access: Pier, anchor out and dinghy in, or beach boat


    Hwy 89
    Sugar Pine Point, CA 96142
    Phone: (530) 525-7982, summer (530) 525-3345, snow phone (530) 525-7982

  • Sunnyside Marina

    Boat launch (forklift, $35.00), mooring buoys, docks, water taxi, fuel dock.


    1835 West Lake Blvd.
    Sunnyside, CA
    Phone: (530) 583-7201

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    Tahoe City Marina

    Full service, right in the middle of town, easy access on foot to supermarkets, shops, restaurants, services; free mooring, or tie-up to public dock; travelift.

    Boat Access: A few guest spots at base of fuel dock and along waterfront; or pick up a guest mooring and dinghy in or call Marina for pick-up


    700 North Lake Blvd.
    Tahoe City, CA 96145
    Phone: (530) 583-1039

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    Tahoe Keys Marina

    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 Vista Inn & Marina

    Suites w/fireplaces, kitchens, and decks, on the lake, small launch ramp, some moorings (no taxi), 3 or 4 guest slips (very shallow bottom), but definitely not a marina.


    7252 N Lake Blvd
    Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
    Phone: (530) 546-7662 or (800) 662-3433
    Fax: (530) 546-7963

  • 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

  • Timber Cove Marina

    More of a long pier than a real marina; boat rentals, speedboat rides, parasailing and sportfishing.


    3411 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
    South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
    Phone: (530) 544-2942

  • Zephyr Cove Marina

    10-175 HP boats available, jet skis and pedal boats, M.S. Dixie paddlewheeler excursion boat, fuel dock (w/diesel).


    750 US Hwy 50
    Zephyr Cove, NV 89448
    Phone: (702) 588-3833