Lake Nacimiento Resident Vessel Program

Thank you to all of our volunteer inspectors for all your help!

The Resident Vessel Program recognizes that many boaters keep their vessels solely at Lake Nacimiento and therefore pose a low threat of mussel infestation.

This program is an additional feature of the Mussel Prevention Program available to participating, eligible private launch ramps. There are two main types of participating, eligible private launch ramps: community ramps and easement ramps. The community ramps refer to those private launch ramps participating in the program, which have governing bodies/ boards. The easement ramps refer to those private launch ramps participating in the program, which do not have governing bodies/ boards. This differentiation led to slightly different modes of enrolling the two types of private launch ramps. 

For more information on eligibility and enrollment, read the full Resident Vessel Program and the Resident Vessel Program brochure.

Private Ramp Coordination

Each community will determine the best means of managing its certified screeners, boating traffic, and Vessel Screening Form based upon the minimum requirement of the program standards. Please contact your community's Mussel Coordinator to find out more about your community's program, and how you can help keep Lake Nacimiento mussel-free!

Please contact the SLO County Mussel Prevention Hotline at (805)788-6006 for the full list of individual private ramp mussel coordinators.


Invasive Mussels