Lake Tahoe Information


For our Out-of-Town Friends...  Lodging, Launching, Moorings and more

Lodging

There are several lodging options in the area, from hotels to houses to campgrounds. Many of the ski areas have great specials on lodging during the summer months. Campgrounds, houses and hotels are busy at the lake around the summer months, so book early. Here are some phone numbers and web sites to visit:

Camping

  • www.reserveusa.com 877-444-6777 FREE. This company books all of the Forest Service campgrounds. The most popular one is William Kent Campground just across the street from Sunnyside Resort. This campground has accommodations for RV’s. See a map of these campgrounds.
  • www.parks.ca.gov 800-444-7275 FREE. This is where you go to book the California State park campgrounds. The most popular one would be the Tahoe SRA which is located in Tahoe City just past the Safeway building.
  • www.tahoecitypud.com (530) 583-3796 This is the number for the Tahoe City PUD. They manage a campground right at the Tahoe City boat ramp. It is $15 per night and available on a first come first serve basis. Call them for more info.

Hotels/Houses etc.

  • www.gotahoenorth.com A wide range of options for North Lake Tahoe lodging and accommodations. From resorts, to inns, to housing.

Launching

There are several places around the lake to put in your boat. These are the most convenient facilities for those boating and racing in the Tahoe City area.

Launch Ramps

  • TCPUD Launch Ramp
    There are two main launch ramps in the immediate area. The Tahoe City PUD launch ramp is located East of Tahoe City. Go about two miles past Tahoe City on Hwy 28. Take a right at the first Lake Forest Rd. Your first right takes you toward the US Coast Guard station as well as the PUD launch ramp. You can get more information here: www.tahoecitypud.com (530) 583-3796. This ramp has had low water for the past few years, so call ahead. Boats like the Melges 24 can usually launch here, but will not want to put their rudder on or keel all the way down until they have motored to deep enough water. Put the keel down a little bit to keep the boat tracking. It’s always a good idea to contact launch facilities to check water depth for launching. Launching here is free, but parking your car has a daily fee ($15 for CA residents). You can leave a trailer with a car, but not on its own.
  • Obexer’s Ramp
    About 7 miles South of Tahoe city on highway 89, Obexer's Marina has a launch ramp. This ramp has more water, but is farther away to get back to Tahoe City for racing. Homewood Mountain Resort (ski area across the street) has limited space for trailer parking in the summer; call for arrangements at 525-2992. Otherwise, there is no place to park a trailer except up along the side of the road in few places. Obexer's Ramp phone: 530-525-7962.
  • Marina Launching
    The following marinas all have launch facilities by either travel lift or fork lift:

 

Tahoe City Marina, in Tahoe City: 530-583-1039.
Sunnyside Marina, 1 mile south of Tahoe City: 530-583-7201
Homewood High and Dry, 7 miles south of TC: 530-525-5966
Obexer’s Marina, 7 miles south of TC: 530-525-7962
Sierra Boat Co., 5 miles east of TC: 530-546-2551

Call all of these places ahead of time to check on prices and availability for your boat.

Mooring

Mooring or docking guest boats is the biggest challenge that the TYC faces in planning events. The marina in front of the clubhouse is owned by individual condominium slip owners. We are not allowed to tie off on dock ends etc. There are places at the outside bulkhead to temporarily tie up, but nothing overnight.

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  • The Tahoe Yacht Club Clubhouse. 700 North Lake Blvd, Tahoe City 530-581-4700
    The TYC clubhouse is open in the summer months daily at 12:00. There is a full bar, ice machine, rest rooms and seating/viewing areas as well as retail sales. High speed wireless access is available at all times free of charge. Food can be ordered from local restaurants and served in the club as well as brought from other locations. The club does not have a kitchen, so any food provided on site comes from local restaurants, caterer, or pot luck/bring your own.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Groceries
    Tahoe Yacht Club is located in downtown Tahoe City. There are several restaurants, bars, and delis within a short walk of the clubhouse. Safeway is just down the street to the east.
  • Chandleries, Boat supplies
    Each of the following marinas have a chandlery or parts department of some kind. Most of them do not stock sailboat parts. The best place to get sailboat parts is from Tahoe Sailing Supply, which currently is operated out of the owner's garage in Alpine Peaks. Call Chris or Jessica at 530-525-6610 for more info.
    • Otherwise:
      Tahoe City Marina, in Tahoe City: 530-583-1039.
      Sunnyside Marina, 1 mile south of Tahoe City: 530-583-7201
      Homewood High and Dry, 7 miles south of TC: 530-525-5966
      Obexer’s Marina, 7 miles south of TC: 530-525-7962
      Sierra Boat Co., 5 miles east of TC: 530-546-2551
  • Sail Repair
    Tahoe Canvas - 530.581.4844