The Tahoe Vista boat ramp will remain closed to motorized boats: beach access, kayak and paddleboard rentals and launches will remain open


Due to continued low water levels, the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area boat launch will remain closed to motorboats for the 2022 boating season.

The North Tahoe Public Utility District, which owns and operates the ramp, will continue to provide launch access for non-motorized watercraft such as kayaks and stand-up paddleboards that can be hauled in the water and launched without a vehicle or trailer. . Prior to launch, paddlers are encouraged to complete an Aquatic Invasive Species Self-Assessment.

As of Friday, Lake Tahoe’s water level at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area boat launch measured 6,224.27 feet, a foot lower than that measured at the same time last year. The minimum water level for launching motorized vessels is 6,226.5 feet, more than two feet above the current water level.

All other lakeside amenities in the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area will remain open, including the beach and swimming area, picnic areas, public restrooms and the scenic view. The district’s seasonal kayak and paddleboard dealership will also operate as normal beginning in May.

Those looking to launch motorized ships are encouraged to research other launch locations. For more information on available motorized launch facilities and Lake Tahoe’s Aquatic Invasive Species Boat Inspection Program, please visit

The North Tahoe Utility District provides sewer and water services to residents of Kings Beach, Tahoe Vista, Carnelian Bay, Cedar Flat, and Agate Bay. The North Tahoe Regional Park, Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch, and North Tahoe Event Center are owned and operated by the District and provide recreational opportunities for residents and visitors .

Source: North Tahoe Utility District

On April 29, Lake Tahoe water levels at the Tahoe Vista Recreation Area boat launch measured 6,224.27 feet – a foot lower than measured on the same date last year. and more than three feet lower than measured on the same date in 2020.
Courtesy NTPUD

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