Invasive Species Boat Inspections 

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 and 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.

Beginning in the spring of 2020, 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 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.

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