Sand Harbor boat ramp closure will increase activity at Cave Rock

Sand Harbor

Sand Harbor


Nevada park officials expect Cave Rock Boat Ramp will be very popular with boaters this summer with the closure of the ramp at Sand Harbor due to low water levels.

“Park Staff anticipate the Cave Rock Boat Ramp being extremely busy this season,” officials said on Thursday.

The Cave Rock boat ramp is currently open 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week for motorized boat launches. Beginning May 27, the ramp hours will change to 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

No boats will be launched if a parking space is not available.

Beginning 6 a.m. May 27, the Sand Harbor boat ramp parking lot will be open to provide a limited number of parking spaces for vehicles with kayaks and paddle boards, as well as parking for oversized vehicles.

Boaters are reminded to complete all watercraft inspection with Tahoe Regional Planning Agency prior to arriving at the boat ramp. For more information on the Invasive Species Program and inspection locations, visit

Nevada State Parks urge visitors to enjoy a safe boating season by observing water safety practices. Always wear a life jacket, don’t mix alcohol and boating, check the weather forecast before you go and file a float plan.

When swimming, be aware that high altitudes may cause you to tire more quickly, remember that cold water will take your breath away and be sure to enter water slowly to allow your body time to acclimate to cold temperatures.

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