The Boat Launch is Closed to All Motorized Vessels for the 2022 Boating Season
Due to low water levels, the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA) boat launch will not open to motorized vessels for the 2022 boating season.
Non-motorized crafts will have access to the launch following a self-assessment for aquatic invasive species using the Clean, Drain, and Dry method.
2022 National Avenue Sewer Pump Station Construction Update:
The Tahoe Vista Recreation Area lakeside parking lot and boat ramp will be closed to vehicle access from April 18 - April 29, 2021. For more information about the scheduled construction project, please visit ntpud.org
Aquatic Invasive Species
For aquatic invasive species boat inspection information visit: www.tahoeboatinspections.com
All kayaks and paddleboards must be self-inspected using the Clean, Drain, Dry method prior to coming to the launch.
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Shoreline Plan
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board approved a new Shoreline Plan for Lake Tahoe in October 2018. The plan supports boating, paddling, swimming, and other water-based recreation, while also ensuring effective natural resource management for continued attainment of environmental goals in the Lake Tahoe Region.
Lake Tahoe Water Trail
Tahoe Vista Recreation Area is also a stop on the Lake Tahoe Water Trail for kayakers. Please make sure to review their website for information on the trail as well as SUP/Kayak safety in cold water.
Long a local's favorite beach this facility reopened in the Summer of 2006. This 2.7 acre lakeshore property, with approximately 800 feet of shoreline was a collaborative effort between the North Tahoe Public Utility District, California Department of Boating and Waterways and the California Tahoe Conservancy and received the Tahoe Regional Planning Agencies' Best of the Basin Award in 2006. The Recreation Area includes lake access recreation, a sheltered boat launching facility, picnic facilities, restroom facilities, sidewalks, and a large plaza area with interpretive signage.
The District acquired the land for Tahoe Vista Recreation Area over a period of 10 years. Phase I construction commenced in August 2004 and incorporated lakefront improvements, picnic areas, interpretive signage, street-side sidewalks, utility undergrounding, sewer force main relocation, restroom construction and stormwater collection and treatment facilities. This facility is available for use by the public and also for rental for weddings, parties and other social events as well as public events.
Phase 2 was completed in October 2012 and provides 24 vehicle with trailer pull through spaces and 42 vehicle spaces, paved walking/bike trail along National Avenue, a bus pullout and shelter, landscaping and storm water BMP's. The 3.6-acre site located at the intersection of North Lake Boulevard (California State Route 28) and National Avenue and was acquired by the NTPUD with funds from the California Tahoe Conservancy specifically for parking. Phase 1 of the project was permitted by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency with the condition that parking would not be built on the lakeside parcel.
The Phase 2 project was 100% funded by grants of $1.432 million from the Department of Boating and Waterway, $500,000 from the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and $500,000 from the Placer County Redevelopment Agency.
Zebra and Quagga Mussels
Zebra and quagga mussels are one of the largest threats to Lake Tahoe’s clarity, beaches and water supply. All boats must be inspected for zebra and quagga mussels prior to launching into Lake Tahoe. Visit the www.TahoeBoatInspections.com website to learn more about inspections, fees and what you can do to keep mussels out of Lake Tahoe and protect Lake Tahoe.