Boat launching fees increase |

Boat launching fees increase

Boat owners will see new parking and launch fees at Tahoe Vista and Coon Street recreation areas within a month.

The North Tahoe Public Utility District ‘s new fees will be comparable with other ramps around the lake, according to the district.

Residents of the utility district will still have free parking and launching at the recreation areas during the off-season ” November through the Wednesday before Memorial Day” with a local card that can be obtained upon submission of proof of residency. During peak season, locals will be charged $5 to park and $5 to launch a boat. Kayak launches are free.

Other users will pay $5 for parking and $2 for launching during the off-season. The rates rise to $10 during the peak season.

The new rates, along with the new automated gates at the recreation area, will help the district increase revenue while maintaining close-to-current employee costs.

The district does plan to have an attendant at the two locations during busy days, said NTPUD General Manager Steve Rogers.

The new fees are slated to take effect March 14.

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