Contact Number

  • (530) 523-3203

Park Accessibility Information

Park Hours

  • 6 AM to 10 PM

Park Activities

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.
Picnic Areas
Beach Area

Park Facilities

Drinking Water Available
Boat Rentals


Park Directions

Get directions through Google Maps

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

Kings Beach State Recreation Area will not have an event for July 3rd or 4th.

FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN ALL COUNTIES SURROUNDING LAKE TAHOE -  Please help protect your lake and forests.
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Dogs are not allowed on the beach year-round.
Dogs are welcome on the sidewalks and in the picnic table areas.

The boat ramp at the end of Raccoon Street is available for non-motorized vessels only that are clean and dry.
Boat ramps that may be available are listed with
Tahoe Boat Inspections. Please contact North Tahoe Watersports for more information.

CA State Parks is hiring for the 2024 Season!

Lifeguards at Lake Tahoe! Please fill out an application and email Housing may be available . Please inquire for more information.

Park aide positions available in Visitor Services and Maintenance at Kings Beach SRA and Donner Memorial SP.
Please fill out an application and email to (Visitor services) or  (Maintenance)
lease help make your parks cleaner than you found them. Thank you. Updated 05/14/24

Kings Beach SRA Information and Regulations

FIRE BAN - Charcoal and wood fires are prohibited in all California State Parks Day Use Areas in the Sierra District. These areas include Sugar Pine Point, DL Bliss, Emerald Bay, Kings Beach SRA, Tahoe SRA, and Donner Memorial State Parks. Propane/Gas grills are welcome.

Kings Beach SRA Regulations
No Alcoholic Beverages
No Dogs on the beach - Dogs must be leashed and welcome on sidewalks and picnic areas
No Glass
No Fires or Charcoal BBQs
No bicycles or skateboards on the sidewalks
Amplified music is only allowed with a permit
Please be bear aware and dispose of garbage responsibly
No Smoking - Smoking is not permitted in State Parks, except on paved roadways or parking facilities.  On January 1, 2020, the law associated with Senate Bill 8 went into effect.  As of that date, pursuant to Public Resources Code 5008.10 states that  A person shall not smoke on a state beach or in a unit of the state park system. This prohibition does not apply to paved roadways or parking facilities of a state beach or unit of the state park system.”

Day Use - Kings Beach State Recreation Area is a day-use only facility, with 18 picnic tables, restrooms, a playground, a half court for basketball, 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 all parking lots.
Busses, RV's and trailers not allowed to park in the main lot. 
Peak-Season rates (May 1 - September 30) - $10.00 per vehicle for the day, or $3.00 per hour
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. 
Parking lot is open 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

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.

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

Picnic Tables and BBQs 
- All picnic tables are first come, first serve. Charcoal or wood barbeques are not allowed. 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 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. Swimming and Boating in Lake Tahoe - Lake temperature.

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 .
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.

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.

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

Water Temperature of Lake Tahoe


Dogs are not allowed on the beach at Kings Beach SRA year round.
Dogs are welcome on leash along the sidewalks and in the picnic table areas.
They are also welcome east of the Kings Beach boat ramp.   

Please do not leave your dog in a vehicle and plan accordingly.
Here are some boarding options if you are away from home.

Please help keep Lake Tahoe clean.


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.

This is a family-oriented park with a playground and volleyball poles. Dogs are welcome on leash on the sidewalks and in the picnic areas, not on the beach. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed at this beach. Smoking is not allowed. No Charcoal barbeques.  Please help keep your lake and beaches clean.

Park Regulations