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Heritage Ranch Marina / Boat Slip and Dock Rentals

Location: The Heritage Ranch Private Marina is located at the end of Heritage Road at the very west end of Heritage Ranch. The Marina is just beyond the campground area.

Beyond the Marina parking lot area and the boat launch ramp is the "Point."  During El Nino years, this area can be completely under water.  During years of less rain, this area is used for picnicking, passage to boat slips and additional vehicle/trailer parking.  

Amenities: A six (6) lane launch ramp, courtesy dock, paved parking lot, restrooms, laundry facilities, 80 leased boat slips, a rentable dock, 20 rentable boat slips and a seasonal mussel inspection station. The 80 leased boat slips currently have a waiting list through the HROA Member Services office, as no new slips are being added at this time and each lease agreement for the current slips is not transferable. 

Marina Area Rules:  1. Dogs must be on a leash at all times except when in the water.  2. When posted, only vehicles with HROA decals may park in the Marina parking lot or on the Point. Guests may park in the dirt area just north of the campground/fish cleaning station.  3. For safety reasons, the Point is closed to vehicles between 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Launch Ramp at HROA Marina

The 6-lane launch ramp does a great deal of volume during holiday weekends and hot summers. All members may use the launch ramp free of charge as one of their many Heritage Ranch amenities. Due to very low water elevations in 2021, the number of launch lanes is reduced significantly and the number of guest vessels is limited.

Effective on April 10, 2021, when the Mussel Inspection Kiosk at the HROA Marina opens on weekends only, a maximum of 15 guest boats may be sponsored by HROA members in good standing.  Launch ramp privileges are included and a fee is paid. An HROA mussel inspection is required.  Reservations may be made by submitting the Guest Vessel Registration Form available on the Boating and Camping Forms website. Up to a thirty (30) day pre-registration is encouraged to ensure entry.  Early registration also provides a discount off the normal guest boat launch fee.  

HROA Marina Parking

When posted, parking at the HROA Marina is reserved for members only.  All vehicles without a current HROA decal or placard are subject to a parking citation in order to allow members priority parking and to assist with vehicle and vessel security.  Overflow parking is available in the dirt area just off the pavement north of the campground/fish cleaning station and near the intersection of Heritage and Loop Roads.  

Boat Slips to Lease

The 80-boat slips located at the HROA Marina are leased to current members through the Member Services Office. The current lease period is for January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2024. Lessees pay annually in January and turnover most often occurs at this time each year. The average waiting time for a slip to come available is approximately five (5) years, though some members on the list have waited longer. Note: Condominium residents have additional boat slips available only to their sub-association membership.

Members interested in leasing a boat slip should complete the Application for Lease of HROA Watercraft Slip and submit it to the Member Services Office with a request to be added to the waiting list.

Docks to Rent

General Information

  • the party docks are no longer available to rent for the 2021 boating season. Party Dock A is scheduled to be replaced prior to the 2022 boating season (it was removed altogether from our Marina area earlier this summer due to extensive damage from the January 2021 storm), and Party Dock B is undergoing repairs. The Marina Committee is actively working on these projects.

Boat Slips to Rent

General Information 

  • Peak Season Begins May 25, 2021 (Tuesday before Memorial Day) & ends Monday, September 27, 2021.
  • To reserve a weekly slip or to enter the lottery, you must complete the Boat Slip Rental Agreement and Use Permit form as your submission. Completed forms must be received by 4:30 p.m. the day prior to lottery drawings.   
  • Forms and insurance may be submitted via email to [email protected], by FAX to (805) 238-3430, as well as in person or in the afterhours drop box at the HROA Member Services Office.
  • All rentals during Peak Season will begin on a Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. & will end on Monday at 8 p.m.
  • Seventeen (17) of the twenty (20) rental slips will be available for each 4-week block lottery draw. Three (3) slips are retained year-round for weekly rentals.
  • Lottery Drawings for 4-week blocks will occur on the Tuesday prior to the first day of the reservation.
  • Members or Tenants may only occupy or reserve one slip at any given time.

Important Notices

  • Due to current State and County Health Mandates and Social Distancing guidelines, the number of available slips is subject to change.
  • All Vessels using Heritage Ranch Marina amenities must have a current HROA mussel inspection. This is strictly enforced.
  • Mussel Inspections for resident vessels are available through the Heritage Ranch Mussel Inspection Program.
  • The Mussel Inspection Kiosk at the HROA Marina is expected to be open on Peak Season weekends. Final approval and schedules will be announced after the March 25, 2021 Board of Directors Meeting.
  • Lake Nacimiento Day Use permits are required by Monterey County. Envelopes are available in the iron rangers at the Main Gate on Gateway Drive and at the HROA Marina near the Mussel Inspection Kiosk.   Annual Use Passes for Lake Nacimiento may be requested by calling (805) 237-4924
  • Effective January 1, 2021, California Boater Cards are required for vessel operators who are 40 years of age or younger.


  • Weekly: $50 per week; reservations are from Tuesday through Monday of any given week. 
  • Monthly:  Assigned by lottery; $150 per 4-week period
  • Entire Off Season: Assigned by lottery; $350 for the season which begins the first Tuesday after October 1 and ends the week before Memorial Day
  • Refundable $100.00 Cleaning/Damage Deposit is required for all rentals.