6 AM to 10 PM
Kings Beach State Recreation Area
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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 Regulations
No Dogs on the beach
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.
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 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.
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 NOAA.gov