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Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Contact Information

(530) 583-3074

Park Hours

6 AM to 10 PM

Driving Directions to Kings Beach SRA

The park is located on the northeast side of Tahoe City.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are not available for this park.

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Kings Beach State Recreation Area features 979 feet of beautiful frontage property along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. This day-use only area has a large sandy beach and multiple picnic tables under the shade of Jeffery pines. 

On May 15, 2014 California State Parks officially took over operations and maintenance of Kings Beach State Recreation Area and the boat launch facility. The North Tahoe Public Utilities District (NTPUD) had operated the park since 1978.

 Kings Beach SRA FAQ

 News Release

Dogs, alcohol, glass and fires/charcoal are not permitted on the beach at Kings Beach SRA

Public Boat Ramp - CLOSED

The Kings Beach boat ramp is located off of the Coon Street round-about, but is closed due to insufficient lake levels. A public ramp operated by the North Tahoe Public Utility District may be available at Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch. For more information, call (530) 546-4212.


Kings Beach has a shallow shelf which requires a good distance away from shore to reach deeper waters. While the fishing is not usually spectacular at Kings Beach, fishing is allowed. A fishing license is required.

Day Use

Kings Beach State Recreation Area is a day-use only facility, with 18 picnic tables, barbeques, restrooms, a playground, a half court for basketball, fishing, and water sport activities available.

There are restroom facilities located east of the main parking lot next to the playground and also near the Coon St. Boat ramp. The Coon St. restroom facilities are closed and winterized during the winter season.

All picnic tables and barbeque pits are first come, first serve. Charcoal barbeques are not allowed on the beach, however, charcoal may be used in the barbeques provided; coals must be removed from the park at the conclusion of your visit. Propane barbeques are allowed on the beach.

For more information regarding water sport activities at Kings Beach SRA, visit Parasail Tahoe. If you would like to inquire about the North Tahoe Event Center please call (530) 546-7249.

Kings Beach SRA also has an outdoor plaza near Coon St. and a small stage near the playground which are available for special events. If you have an interest in having a Special Event at Kings Beach or North Tahoe Beach Pavilion, please contact park staff at (530) 583-3074


Kings Beach SRA is located in downtown Kings Beach, between Bear and Coon streets on the north shore of Lake Tahoe. The park is approximately one mile west of the Nevada State Line and thirteen miles southeast of Truckee, CA from Highway 267.


Summer temperatures range from about 75 degrees during the day to the low 40's at night. Winter temperatures average from a high of 40 to a low of 20 degrees.
High Sierra weather is varied and can change abruptly. It is recommended to bring layered clothing and check weather updates. 

Available Activities and Facilities at Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Boat Rentals
Picnic Areas
Beach Area
Drinking Water Available