Donner Boat Ramp


Boat Ramp Launch OverviewNOW Open from May-September

  • 2 Boat Lanes Wide
  • Fish Cleaning Station
  • Parking

Town of Truckee Watercraft Inspection Program

Prior to a watercraft, without a current Lake Tahoe inspection sticker, being launched into Donner Lake for the first time in the season, the owner or operator of the watercraft shall submit a self-inspection form to the Town of Truckee and obtain an inspection sticker for the watercraft. A current self-inspection form for the watercraft shall be kept in the watercraft and produced upon request of the Town of Truckee or its designee. Forms are also available at the Donner Lake Public Boat Launch.

OFF SEASON (September-May)

The Boat Ramp is unstaffed in the off season, but not closed to the public. The parking lot and walkway remain open for pedestrian use and fishing. Any boat launching during this time requires self-registration and adherence to all inspection regulations. Required fees must be dropped in the self-service kiosks. 

Lake water levels may be extremely low during the off-season; launching of boats may be unsafe.  *Use at your own risk.

Passes & Fees:

Daily PassSeason Pass
CA Residents$15$125
Out of State/Commercial$30 
Parking & Cleaning Fee$10

Boat Ramp Fish Cleaning

Use of Fish Cleaning Station is $10 (parking included)

Current boat registration is required for a season pass.

Passes DO NOT include inspection fee.

Inspection Information can be found here:

For questions, please contact the Lake Tahoe and Truckee Boat Inspection Program at or 888-824-6267.

Boat Ramp Launch