Boat Launch Rules

Boat Launch Rules

The Beach Club Marina is Open Daily

Before launching, please make sure all of your required paperwork and stickers are in order. Details below.

Boat Launch Rules

Members who wish to launch a trailered vessel at the Beach Club Marina are required to register the vessel with Tahoe Donner.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THE 2017 DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS AUGUST 1 . After August 1, boats that do not have the 2017 registered sticker will not be permitted to launch at the Beach Club Marina

To register:

  • Bring a copy of your vessel registration
  • Bring proof of insurance for your vessel with Tahoe Donner named as additionally insured
  • Be prepared to sign a release of liability waiver

Once your registration is complete, a sticker will be issued which you will present to the marina staff at time of launch. Marina staff will direct you on where to affix your sticker on your boat.

There are three ways to register your vessel:
You may download a copy of the agreement form or register online.

  • At Member Services: You may register in person by bringing the above stated documents to Member Services in the Northwoods Clubhouse. Save time by downloading the form and filling it out in advance. You will receive a 2017 sticker to affix to your boat on the driver’s side.
  • Online: If you register online, bring the above stated documents to Member Services in the Northwoods Clubhouse or to the Beach Club Marina boat ramp. Those who register online do not need to bring a signed copy of the agreement form, as your digital signature will be recorded. You will receive a 2017 sticker to affix to your boat on the driver’s side.
  • At the Beach Club Marina: While you can register here, it is encouraged that you register at Member Services or online well in advance of your first boat outing to avoid confusion, congestion, and delay at the Beach Club. If you do decide to register at the Beach Club Marina, bring the above stated documents and the signed boat agreement form (download here). You will receive a 2017 sticker to affix to your boat on the driver’s side.

• The launch area will be staffed with personnel dedicated to direct traffic and monitor activity in the launch area. Please follow the directions of the ramp monitor at all times.
• Launching and loading your vessel requires two people. Solo launching/loading is not permitted. There must be two people: one to observe the ramp and launch zone for pedestrians and other hazards, and the other to manage the tow vehicle. Marina staff may not drive either the vessel or the tow vehicle, nor may they be the observation person.
• All members or guests on board are charged a daily access fee, even if they do not plan to use other Beach Club facilities.

Again, please feel free to contact the Beach Club manager, Ali Kovach, at 530-587-9460 with any questions concerning the changes to the launch policies.

Invasive Species Boat Inspections Update

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 (AIS) 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.

ATTENTION BOATERS: Watercraft inspections are mandatory for all boats launching on Donner Lake. Inspections are provided at several locations through a partnership with the Tahoe Inspection Program.

Starting May 17, you may take your boat to be inspected at the Truckee-Tahoe Inspection Station, off Highway 267 and Truckee Airport Road, on Chandelle Way. There is also an inspection station at the bottom of Alpine Meadows Road, open now, off Highway 89/River Road. See hours, a map and information on all Lake Tahoe inspection locations. It is recommended that you 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 or 888-824-6267.

View the full release here or visit for costs and more information. 


Beach Club Marina
Closed until Summer 2018
12915 Donner Pass Rd., Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-9460