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Kings Beach State Recreation Area General Plan


 California State Parks and California Tahoe Conservancy expect to release the Preliminary Kings Beach General Plan Revision and Draft EIR/Kings Beach Pier Rebuild Project Draft EIS for public review in January 2018.


Kings Beach State Recreation Area General Plan Revision/Kings Beach Pier Reconstruction Project


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In December 2015, California Department of Parks and Recreation (California State Parks), in partnership with the California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy), initiated a revision to the Kings Beach State Recreation Area General Plan and proposed a pier reconstruction project at the site.

DRAFT Preferred Alternative

The draft preferred alternative reflects California State Parks and the Tahoe Conservancy’s proposed approach to renovate KBSRA over the next 20 or more years. The draft preferred alternative will enhance existing recreational facilities such as the playground, restrooms, and picnic areas, and will improve public access for special events such as concerts, group picnicking, and winter time activities. Other amenities proposed include a rebuilt pier at the end of Coon Street, increased pedestrian access and gathering areas near the North Tahoe Events Center, and more efficient parking that reduces the total number of spaces to provide sufficient room for recreational activities. Due to changing site and community conditions, the existing boat ramp at Coon Street will be replaced with a small ramp for hand-carried watercraft access, while motorized watercraft will be able to dock at the rebuilt pier.


Kings Beach SRA is located along the north shore of Lake Tahoe within the community of Kings Beach in Placer County, between Deer Street and Coon Street (click here for site map). KBSRA currently encompasses 12.55 acres along over 1,000 feet of the Lake Tahoe shoreline. The General Plan boundary encompasses KBSRA and the 1.36-acre Kings Beach Plaza (plaza) at the southwest corner of the SR 28/Coon Street Intersection for a total of 13.91 acres. The plaza is owned by the Conservancy. 

California State Parks is partnering with the California Tahoe Conservancy to prepare a General Plan revision. The existing Preliminary General Development Plan and Resource Management Plan was approved in 1980 and only addresses 6.82 acres of the park/beach lands. At the time, the plaza area was occupied by dilapidated commercial buildings and the boat ramp/parking was owned and operated by the California Department of Boating and Waterways (DBW; now the Division of Boating and Waterways, a branch of DPR). The boat ramp and associated parking will be added to the KBSRA with the General Plan revision. The plaza will also be covered by the General Plan. A General Plan revision is necessary to incorporate the additional areas formerly owned by DBW and those areas within the KBSRA General Plan planning boundary owned by the Conservancy. The revised General Plan will also provide a long-term and comprehensive framework for the management of the 13.91 acres that it covers.

California State Parks and the California Tahoe Conservancy are also proposing to reconstruct the existing Kings Beach Pier designed to extend to deeper water. The partnering agencies analyzed two pier locations in a Pier Feasibility Study available below. 

How to Get Involved in the Planning Process

The planning process will provide many opportunities for public involvement. The process relies heavily on public input in developing proposed actions, so several public meetings will be held before the plan revision is considered for adoption by the State Park and Recreation Commission. These meetings will allow the general public to express their thoughts and opinions related to the future of the park. If you would like to be kept updated on public workshops and plan development, please submit your name and email address to As allowed by law, email addresses will be kept confidential and only used in connection with KBSRA updates, but your name and your comments will become public information.    

If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive notification of future workshops, public meetings, and planning updates, please contact Project Leads Cheryl Essex and Marilyn Linkem at or call Marilyn at (530) 525-9523.

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Background Reports and Information

The following documents have been prepared to support preparation of the Kings Beach SRA General Plan revision and Pier Rebuild Project:

 Draft Resources Inventory and Existing Conditions Report
 Draft Issues, Opportunities, and Constraints Report
 Draft Park-wide Goals and Guidelines Document
Draft Kings Beach Pier Comparative Alternatives Analysis and Appendices
 Notice of Preparation (NOP) and letters of extension for California and Nevada

Public meeting #3 was February 2, 2017 from 6 to 8 PM 

North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Boulevard in Kings Beach

You were encouraged to come learn about the preferred alternative site design. The meeting consisted of a presentation followed by opportunities to ask questions and provide your feedback in small group discussions.

Meeting Materials
Preferred Alternative Site Design
North Lake Tahoe Boating opportunities fact sheet
Newsletter en Espanol
If you cannot attend the meeting, please contribute your thoughts and ideas using our online forum or using this Comment Sheet (Microsoft Word) or Comment Sheet (Adobe Acrobat).
We accepted feedback on the Preferred Alternative Site Design Through February 15, 2017.


Prior to preparing the preferred alternative, California State Parks and California Tahoe Conservancy developed three General Plan and Pier Rebuild alternatives, and presented them in a workshop and online. 

Public Workshop #2 was Thursday, September 1, 2016  6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Alternatives Workshop
North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA

In addition, the Latino Leadership Committee hosted a meeting on the alternatives on Wednesday, September 7, 2016; beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Community House, 265 Bear St, Kings Beach, CA. Representatives from California State Parks and the Tahoe Conservancy were available at this meeting to answer questions.

Workshop #2 materials
Newsletter     Newsletter en espanol 

 Draft Declaration of Purpose and Unit Vision
 Draft Conceptual Design Alternatives
 Alternatives Questionaire

You can still share your thoughts online:

 Mail or email your comments to

We accepted feedback on the alternative concepts through September 30, 2016. Click here for a summary of the input we received. This input was considered in the development of the preferred alternative. See the project schedule below for more information about the project timeline.

Kings Beach

was Tuesday, January 12, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Scoping Meeting/Planning Workshop
North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach, CA

Meeting materials: Draft Public Scoping Summary Report

TRPA APC Scoping Meeting
was Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Even if you did not attend the public workshops, you can still contribute your ideas!

California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sierra District
P.O. Box 266, Tahoma, CA 96142
Contact: Marilyn Linkem, Superintendent
Phone: (530) 525-9523

Submit your comments today!