Boat Ramp at El Dorado Beach and Lakeview Commons

Boat house area
Lakeview Commons area

El Dorado Beach Boat Ramp Operations Update-Summer 2021

South Lake Tahoe, CA-Due to low lake levels, the Boat Ramp at El Dorado Beach will not be open to motorized vessels for the 2021 boating season. Non-motorized boats can access the lake from the boat ramp provided they are Cleaned Drained and Dry. Water level in the lake fluctuates from year to year depending on winter snowfall and snowpack. At this time, the water is too low to safely launch a motorized boat at this location. To find another location see the link below. We hope you have a wonderful boating season out on the lake, and we hope to see you back at the El Dorado Beach Boat Ramp next year.

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. NO CASH WILL BE ACCEPTED.

                           $ 17.00 Day Use

                           $138.00 Season Pass

                           $ 33.00 Tahoe Only Sticker  

                           $ 12.00 - Aquatic Invasive Species Shoreline Fee (TRPA Mandatory Fee with Purchase of Tahoe Only Sticker)

The 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. For questions about the boat ramp call 530-542-6056. 


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. Overnight parking is not permitted.

Boat Inspections

A boat inspection is required before entering Lake Tahoe. Boat inspections are not provided at this Boat Ramp. 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

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Special Public Events Guidelines, Application and Timeline

These apply to ALL public events being proposed on City Property. This policy does not apply to private rentals. The application helps City Staff understand details about your public 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