Boat Launches

Boat Launches

Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch

7010 North Lake Blvd. Tahoe Vista, CA

What's new for 2019 boating season flyer

2019 Operating Dates & Hours:

The Boat Launch is now open 7 days a week from 7 AM - 7 PM, until September 8, 2019, the Sunday after Labor Day. 
Please note that boat launch hours are subject to weather and staffing.  
The Boat Launch will be open until 10-10:30 PM on July 3rd and July 4th for those going out on the Lake for fireworks.  
Weekends only September 8 - September 29, 2019.  *Additional options available for season pass holders.
Please follow the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area Facebook page for the most current information.


For aquatic invasive species boat inspection information visit:

The 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.  

Follow the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area Beach and Boat Launch Facebook page for updates and photos!

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.

Seasonal: When pulling out boats out of the water, please make use of the Courtesy Docks along the sea wall instead of taking up space at the ramp. Do not move the boat into position at the ramp until your vehicle and trailer have arrived on site and are lined up to back in. 

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.  

Coon Street Boat Launch

The Coon Street Boat Launch is currently operated by California State Parks.  Contact State Parks at (530) 583-3075 with any questions regarding this property.  

The Coon Street Boat Launch is located at the end of Coon Street in Kings Beach. The facility includes a boat launch ramp (open when lake levels allow), restrooms and parking for vehicles as well as vehicles with trailers. 

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 website to learn more about inspections, fees and what you can do to keep mussels out of Lake Tahoe and protect Lake Tahoe.

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