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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.

Brochures and Campground Maps

No online brochures available for this park.

Kings Beach State Recreation Area features 979 feet of beautiful frontage property along the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. This day-use only area is resplendent with Ponderosa Pine and is popular for summer water sports.

Kings Beach SRA

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

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No alcohol, glass, or dogs permitted on the beach.

Public Boat Ramp

The Kings Beach boat ramp is located off of the Coon Street round-about, but is closed for the 2014 season due to insufficient lake levels. A public ramp operated by the North Tahoe Public Utility District is available, at Tahoe Vista Recreation Area and Boat Launch. Tahoe Vista Recreation Area is located roughly 1.4 miles West of Kings Beach. There is a fee charged for boat launching. For more information, call (530) 546-4212. The lake is open to both power and sail boats.


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, BBQ’s, restrooms, a playground, a half court for basketball, fishing, and water sport activities available. All picnic tables and BBQ pits are first come, first serve. Charcoal BBQ’s are not allowed on the beach; Propane BBQ’s are allowed. Charcoal may be used in the BBQ’s provided; coals must be removed from the park at the conclusion of your visit.

For more information regarding water sport activities at Kings Beach State Recreation Area, visit: If you’d like to inquire about the North Tahoe Event Center, please call (530) 546-7249.

If you have interest in having a Special Event at Kings Beach, North Tahoe Beach, or Sandy Beach located in Tahoe Vista, please contact park staff at 530 583 3074.


The park is located in downtown Kings Beach, northeast of Tahoe City.  Approximately one mile from the Nevada State Line, the easiest route is to take I-80 to Truckee, then travel 13 miles southeast along Highway 267.

Seasons/Climate/Recommended clothing

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.

Layered clothing is recommended.

Available Activities and Facilities at Kings Beach State Recreation Area

Boat Rentals
Picnic Areas
Beach Area
Drinking Water Available