New DMV Quagga & Zebra Mussel Boat Sticker

Summary: You may have received your boat registration renewal notice and saw a new Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Fee. Or you may have received your boat registration '15' decal sticker and included in the envelope was your new Quagga and Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention decal sticker. The following information will help you understand exactly what you need to do to comply with new California state law and ALA rules to expedite the launching of your boat on Lake Arrowhead.


The $16 Mussel Fee that appeared on your renewal notice aids in fresh water monitoring, inspection, infestation prevention and educational efforts, through grant funding administered by the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW). ALA does not receive nor collect this fee.


Please have the following attached to your boat BEFORE getting into the launch ramp queue:

1. 2015 DMV sticker
2. Mussel Fee sticker
3. ALA 2014 registration decal

If you need to do business with the ALA office prior to launching your boat please park your vehicle and trailer against the retaining wall in the Maintenance Dept. parking lot BEFORE getting in the launch ramp queue.



Q: Is the sticker required for Lake Arrowhead?
A: Yes. The sticker is required for all California fresh waterways.

Q: Am I required to affix the sticker to my boat?
A: Yes. The sticker MUST be attached to the vessel per the directions on the reverse side of the sticker.

Q: Does the attached sticker allow me to bypass watercraft inspections? 
A: No. All water bodies have their own inspection processes. The only way to bypass the inspection at Lake Arrowhead is to have a boat band previously attached to your boat and trailer by ALA ramp personnel.

Q: If I did not receive a Mussel Fee sticker with my DMV sticker may I purchase one at ALA?
A: No. Mussel Fee stickers are only available from the DMV or their business partners, such as the Automobile Club of Southern California.