Watercraft inspections are mandatory for Donner Lake. Inspections are provided at the following locations:
- Truckee-Tahoe Inspection Station located off Truckee Airport Road and Chandelle Way: Thursday through Sunday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
- Alpine Meadows Inspection Station located off hwy 89 and Alpine Meadows Road: 7 days a week, 8:30am to 5:30 pm
- Donner Lake public ramp: Monday – Wednesday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Get on the Water Faster! Clean, Drain and Dry your vessel before arriving at the inspection station. For questions, please contact the Lake Tahoe and Truckee Boat Inspection Program at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-824-6267. Inspection prices for Donner Lake are as follows:
- Annual: $40/vessel
- Seasonal (May – Sept): $25/vessel
- Monthly: $10/vessel
- Donner Only (May – Sept): $20/vessel
Boaters who certify that their vessel only launches on Donner Lake are eligible for a Donner Only sticker. Donner Only vessels are required to be inspected once per season. Boaters who do not exclusively launch on Donner Lake must submit to monthly inspections.
COMING SOON in 2016- The Town of Truckee is purposing to install a gate at the Donner Lake Boat Ramp requiring all boats to be inspected prior to launching. Boats will require an inspection seal to launch. Please take the survey to help inform the Town on how the gate should operate.
Sierra County Waters
(Stampede and Jackson Meadows Reservoirs, Lake of the Woods and the waters of Lakes Basin):
Boaters must complete a Sierra County Self Inspection Permit prior to launching. Forms are also available at the launch ramps. For more information on Sierra County’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Ordinance 1041 and their AIS Prevention Program, please click here: Sierra County AIS
Nevada County Waters
(Boca and Prosser Reservoirs):
Be sure to Clean, Drain and Dry your vessel before launching. Boaters must complete a Nevada County Self Inspection Permit prior to launching. Forms are also available at the launch ramps. For more information on Nevada County’s Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Ordinance 2357 and their AIS Prevention Program, please click here: Nevada County AIS
Protect our Waters! Clean, Drain and Dry your vessel before arriving at the boat launch.
Truckee Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program
Truckee watershed stakeholders saw the need to initiate the development of a regional approach to stop the spread of aquatic invasive species such as the quagga mussel, New Zealand mudsnail and Eurasian watermilfoil. Stopping the spread of AIS is being accomplished through a collaborative process that includes watercraft inspections, education & outreach and early detection monitoring. The Truckee Regional Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program (TRAISPP) is supported by recreational users, environmental groups, local, state and federal government agencies.
For reports and publications on the Truckee AIS Prevention Program, please click here