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
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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 … Read the rest

  • 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 … Read the rest

  • El Dorado Boat Ramp

    Located off Highway 50 at Lakewood Avenue, 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, … Read the rest

  • 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… Read the rest

  • 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… Read the rest

  • 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
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  • 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, … Read the rest

  • 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 … Read the rest

  • 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
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  • 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… Read the rest

  • 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
    Website: … Read the rest

  • 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) Read the rest

  • 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. … Read the rest

  • 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 … Read the rest

  • 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 … Read the rest

  • Sunnyside Marina

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


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

  • 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
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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 … Read the rest

  • 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) 546-7662Read the rest

  • 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
    Website: the rest

  • 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) 544-2942Read the rest

  • 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) 588-3833Read the rest