Safety On the Lake

Keeping Families Safe on the Water Is A Top Priority

Inline image showing a family wearing life jackets boarding a raft

Keeping our families and the public safe on the water is one of our proudest endeavors. In a setting as dynamic as Lake Tahoe we support the amplified efforts by California and Nevada to educate all boaters – motorized and non-motorized – about safety for themselves, their passengers, and other lake users. 

Navigating boating regulations on our BI-state federal waterways is complicated. In this section, we’ve outlined the newest California and Nevada boating laws and useful boating safety and wayfinding tools to help you have a safe and enjoyable boating experience.

Safety Tips

Check Weather and Marine Forecasts

File a Float Plan

Wear a Life Jacket and Paddleboard Leash

Observe the Nautical Rules-of-the-Road for Both States

Three Tools To Help

File a Float Plan

Filing a Float Plan has never been so easy. Access three tools to get it done

Paddle Routes

Day Trip Maps

Lake Tahoe Water Trail has divided the trail into 7-day trip segments for out-and-back or point-to-point paddles along a mapped route.

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