Kings Beach State Recreation Area

UPDATE (May 15, 2020) - As California State Parks begins working with locals on a phased and regionally-driven approach to increase access to state park units where compliance with state and local public health ordinances can be achieved, it is important for visitors to continue to practice physical distancing and avoid congregating with people outside their immediate household. Everyone has the responsibility to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Here are some guidelines for people visiting Kings Beach SRA:

What is open now?
Very limited parking is now available to the public.

What is currently closed at this park and throughout the State Park System?
  • Campgrounds.
  • High public-use indoor facilities, including museums and visitor centers.
  • Special events and tours continue to be canceled until further notice

Are there any new visitor guidelines?

Yes, please see below:
  • Stay Local: Stay close to home. Walk or bike into the park. Parking is very limited. Do not take road trips to parks and beaches or to neighboring states.
  • Stay Active: Keep walking, jogging, hiking and biking. Watch for one-way trails.
  • Stay Safer at 6 Feet: Maintain a physical distance of 6 feet or more. Gatherings, picnics and parties are not allowed. Visitors will be asked to leave if there are too many people at the park, beach or on trails to allow for the required physical distance.
  • Stay Clean: Be prepared. Bring soap/sanitizer and pack out all trash.
  • Stay Covered: The state now requires you to wear a face covering in most indoor settings and public outdoor spaces when you cannot maintain physical distancing of six feet or more from people outside of your immediate household. For details, please visit CDPH’s guidance here. Visitors should also abide by their local county health orders.

Thank you for your patience and continued support of California State Parks as we work to limit your risk for exposure to COVID-19 in the outdoors. For more information, please visit parks.ca.gov/FlattenTheCurve.

Phone Number

(530) 523-3203

Park Hours

6 AM to 10 PM

Dogs Allowed?

Yes
Dogs allowed at Dog Beach which is located at the east of the Park beyond the boat ramp (rocky area). Dogs not allowed on sandy beaches in Placer County.

Driving Directions to Kings Beach SRA

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

Online reservations are not available for this park.

No online brochures available for this park.

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

BOATING
Boating
Boat Rentals
DAY-USE ACTIVITIES & FACILITIES
Picnic Areas
Fishing
Beach Area
Swimming
Windsurfing/Surfing
OTHER FACILITIES & VISITOR INFORMATION
Parking
Restrooms
Drinking Water Available

KINGS BEACH STATE RECREATION AREA

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 General Plan is being revised. HELP PLAN THE FUTURE OF KINGS BEACH STATE RECREATION AREA.

Kings Beach SRA Regulations

No Dogs on the beach
No Glass
No Fires or BBQs on the beach
No Alcoholic Beverages
No bicycles or skateboards on the sidewalks
Smoking is allowed in the parking lots.
Amplified music is only allowed with a permit
Please dispose of garbage responsibly

The Kings Beach boat ramp is located at the east edge of the Park.  Available public boat ramps are listed with Tahoe Boat Inspections. The closest open public boat ramp is located in Tahoe Vista at National and North Lake Blvd. For more information about the Kings Beach Boat Launch Facility, please contact North Tahoe Water Sports at 530-546-9253.

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.

Parking - Parking lots are Pay-to-Park. Fees are required to park in the parking lots year-round. Automatic Pay Stations are located in Kings Beach and Kings Beach Boat Launch parking lots. Busses, RV's and trailers not allowed to park in the main lot.

Parking lot is open 6am - 10pm.

Peak-Season rates (May 1 - September 30) - $10 per vehicle for the day. Non-Peak-Season rates (October 1 - April 30) - $5 per vehicle for the day. Annual passes available. Pay machines can take credit cards or exact cash. Change not given.

Restrooms - There are restroom facilities located east of the main parking lot next to the playground and also near the Kings Beach Boat launch. The boat launch restroom facilities are closed and winterized during the winter season.

Picnic Tables and BBQs - All picnic tables and permanent barbeque pits are first come, first serve. Charcoal barbeques are not allowed, however, charcoal may be used in the barbeques provided. Propane and gas barbeques are allowed in the picnic areas.

Fishing - 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.

Water Sport Activities - For more information regarding water sport activities at Kings Beach SRA, visit North Tahoe Watersports.

Special Events - Kings Beach SRA has an outdoor plaza 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 SRA or North Tahoe Beach Pavilion, contact Special Events at (530) 550-6165 or NorthTahoe.SpecialEvents@parks.ca.gov .
If you would like to inquire about the North Tahoe Event Center please call (530) 546-7249.
For upcoming events in the area please visit North Tahoe Business Association or Go Tahoe North.

Location
Kings Beach SRA is located in downtown Kings Beach, near Bear street 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. Check road conditions with Caltrans.

Climate
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.  Temperature is available from NOAA.gov

LAKE TAHOE JUNIOR LIFEGUARDS

NorthCoastJGsFor additional information, please visit us at: North Tahoe Junior Lifeguards or email at Tahoe.juniorlifeguards@parks.ca.gov or call (530) 550-6160

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