Kings Beach State Recreation Area

NOTICE (March 26, 2020) – State Parks has taken temporary safety measures to reduce crowds and help prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This park is closed to vehicular traffic. All museums and visitor centers, and campgrounds in the state parks system are closed until further notice. Events have also been cancelled. As of today, non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails and beaches, remain open. Restrooms also remain open, and visitors are advised to take soap for hand washing and alcohol-based hand sanitizers when water is not available.

Everyone has the responsibility to "Flatten the COVID-19 Curve at Parks" by maintaining a social distance of 6 ft. or more when recreating in the outdoors, and staying home if they are sick. If visitors cannot maintain social distancing, they need to leave the park.

View a List of Closures and Social Distancing Resources.

Phone Number

(530) 523-3203

Park Hours

6 AM to 10 PM

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.

Boat Rentals
Picnic Areas
Beach Area
Drinking Water Available


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.

News Release

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

Public Boat Ramp - CLOSED for Memorial Weekend

The Kings Beach boat ramp is located off of the Coon Street round-about.  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 Coon St. Boat ramp, 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 Coon Street 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

Restrooms - 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.

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 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 SRA or North Tahoe Beach Pavilion, contact Special Events at (530) 550-6165 or .
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, 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. 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


NorthCoastJGsFor additional information, please visit us at: North Tahoe Junior Lifeguards or email at or call (530) 550-6160

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