Buoy Reservation Details:

Opening date for the buoy field is May 17th, 2020.

RPOA buoy rental fee is $100/week.

Weekly reservations run Sunday to the next Sunday.

Weekly reservations run from 12:00 p.m. Sunday through 11:00 a.m. the following Sunday.

Buoy reservations will be accepted beginning April 1st, 2020 at midnight.


There will be one refundable change or cancellation per season/per household. After the one gratuitous change, all changes and cancellations will be non-refundable. 

**This rule will be more flexible in the Summer of 2020, given the current

circumstances surrounding travel**


Buoy reservations are for members only and may only be used by Members.  As a non-profit entity, we risk losing our tax-exempt status if buoys are rented to non-members.

Buoy Reservation Instructions:

Step 1 - Complete and submit the form located below. Within several days, you will receive an email message with confirmation and the rental amount due.

Step 2 - Upon receipt of the email, please postmark a full payment within 10 days to:

P.O. Box 220
Carnelian Bay, CA 96140

Step 3 - Upon receipt of payment, your reservation will be confirmed and buoy number provided. Your buoy reservations will appear on the event calendar.

If you have questions, please email buoys@rpoatahoe.com

Buoy Reservation Request Form:

By submitting this request, I accept and acknowledge that the pier and dinghies are shared resources used by other members of RPOA and that my buoy reservation carries with it certain responsibilities. Failure to adhere to these rules may result in revocation of my reservation and forfeiture of my buoy reservation fee.

  1. My buoy reservation fee will be paid within ten days of buoy assignment.

  2. I will return RPOA dinghies to the pier after getting my boat from the buoy.

  3. I will supply my own buoy line that is no more than 15 feet long & at least 3/4" thick with steel shackles on each end.

  4. Boats are limited to 25' in length, 8'6" in width and 7500 pounds.

  5. There is one refundable change or cancellation allowed per season, per membership.

  6. Only RPOA members may use the buoys and buoys are not allowed to be used by renters/guests

Buoy Map