Motorized and Non-Motorized Launch

Tahoe Vista Boat Launch - 2023 Season Update

The Tahoe Vista Recreation Area (TVRA) boat launch is now operating on Fall 2023 Hours:

Hours of Operation: 

Sept. 5 – Sept. 30

  • 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Everyday)

2023 Launch Rates (Single Launch)

Resident Rate

  • per vessel/per launch
  • $17 one-time launch (In & Out)

Non Resident Rate

  • per vessel/per launch
  • $17 one-time launch (In & Out)
    $43 Environmental Impact & Facility fee

2023 Launch Rates (Season Pass)

Resident Rate

  • Unlimited Launches

Non Resident Rate

  • Unlimited Launches


Season passes must be purchased online and then picked up in-person at the District’s main office in Tahoe Vista, Monday–Friday, 8am–5pm.

Verification of NTPUD residency is required to receive the resident rate. Please bring a photo ID to verify residency.

No Commercial Activity

For 2023, the NTPUD will not sell a commercial boat launch pass and no commercial boating activity will be allowed at the Tahoe Vista ramp. Commercial activity includes, but is not limited to, such items as meeting guests, loading and unloading guests, training or instructing guests on vessel operations, supervising vessel operations, or conducting commercial business of any kind.

Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections

The Tahoe Vista Boat ramp will be open only to motorized vessels that have received a TRPA Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) inspection prior to launch. Inspections will not be available at the ramp. For a list of inspection locations and hours, please visit

Lake Tahoe Water Levels

Current Lake Level

For current lake level information, please click over to the USGS Lake Tahoe, Tahoe City Gage Height website below –

Minimal water level required to open the Tahoe Vista Boat Launch to motorized vessels is 6,226.5-feet.