Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach & Boat Ramp

Hours of Operations:
Daily From 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Last Launch is 4:30 pm

The Boat Ramp Closes September 23, 2018 for the season

The Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach boat ramp is located on Highway 50 at Lakeview Avenue. The boat ramp is open seasonally depending on accessibility and the lake's water level. Fees are listed below and collected on-site. Credit Cards and Debit Cards only please.

$ 17.00 Day Use

$ 40.00 Commercial Day Use 

$138.00 Season Pass (NON COMMERCIAL)

Maximum Boat Length is 23 feet. The boat length is subject to change due to water levels. The boat ramp passes under Lakeview Avenue and there is a bridge with a maximum 12 foot clearance.


There is limited parking at the launching facility, 38 boat trailer parking spaces with 2 handicapped spaces. These spaces are reserved for boat trailers only.

Boat Inspections

A boat inspection is required before entering Lake Tahoe. Tahoe Resource Conservation District (TRCD) is the managing agency of boat inspections before entering Lake Tahoe. The nearest boat inspection location is in Meyers, CA at 2128 Keetak Street, on the South Shore near the intersection of Highways 89 and 50. Turn on Pomo St. off of HWY 89. More information is available on TRCD's website.

Tahoe-Truckee Boat Inspection Hotline (888) 824-6267

Boat house area
Lakeview Commons area

Special Events Guidelines, Application and Timeline

These apply to ALL public events being proposed on City Property. This policy was implemented in 2016 for all public event rentals. The application helps City Staff understand details about your event so staff knows how extensive it is and what City policies apply

Special Event Guidelines (PDF)
Special Event Application (PDF)
Special Event Timeline (PDF)
Lakeview Commons Event Guidelines (PDF)
Lakeview Commons Event Application (PDF)

Area Amenities

Lakeview Commons at El Dorado Beach and Boat Ramp is the largest beach area in South Lake Tahoe, it is the place to go for large picnics, launching your boat, renting a kayak or water toy, viewing the lake, or simply to relax. Highlights of this facility include:

  • Bike trail
  • Boat launch with floating dock
  • Kayak and water toy concession
  • Large picnic area, includes tables and BBQ
  • Large turf area, perfect for throwing out a blanket
  • Restroom
  • Swim area, roped and buoyed
  • Two parking lots
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