Alert:Due to elevated fire danger, wood and charcoal fires are currently prohibited in the Lake Tahoe Basin.

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Kings Beach State Recreation Area

8318 North Lake Blvd

Kings Beach State Recreation Area is the flagship beach site in the North Tahoe area. KBSRA's 1,700 feet of lakefront is the largest public access sandy beach on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe. The wide stretch of white sand is a favorite of visitors and residents alike.  Its south facing aspect and a lake floor that gradually deepens makes this one of the warmest swimming areas on the Lake.

A beautiful playground area overlooks the water and gives the kids a place to play after they have tired of playing in the Lake. Barbecue and picnic areas are available on a first come, first served basis.  The beach is adjacent to shops, restaurants and the North Tahoe Event Center,  where tourist activities information is available. No overnight parking is allowed.

Kings Beach State Recreation Area
8318 North Lake Blvd

Hours of Operation

Dawn to Dusk. No gates and there is a fee for parking. For special events, please contact Dana Watkins at [email protected]

Beach Features

  • Accessibility
  • Barbeques
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Paddleboard/Kayak Rentals
  • Parking/Day-use Fee
  • Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski) Rentals
  • Picnic Tables
  • Playground
  • Public Bathrooms
  • Public Transit Nearby
  • Shade Available
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Watertrail Trailhead

Beach Contact

Tel: 530-523-3203
Email or Website:

Helpful Information

KEEP IT CLEAN: Lake Tahoe is recognized as an Outstanding Natural Resource Water. Please, join your fellow beachgoers in protecting this special place! Begin by being an example to others:

  • Dispose of trash properly or pack it out.
  • Never feed birds, squirrels or any other wildlife.
  • Campfires are NEVER allowed on Tahoe beaches.

VEGETATION: Protect Tahoe plants! Keep outside signed or fenced protected habitat.

SWIM and BOAT SMART: Very cold water, sudden storms and unexpected waves deserve respect. Be alert!

PET OWNERS: Pets are permitted only on dog-friendly beaches. Use a bag to pick up after your pet, and use a leash. Protect your pet's privilege to share the beach!

BOATERS: Aquatic invasive species are a very serious threat - completely clean, drain and dry your boat before launching it at Tahoe.

FISHING: Any person over 16 years old must have a valid California or Nevada sport fishing license. Visit one of the many Lake Tahoe fishing sites to learn more about fishing and the special regulations that are enforced at Tahoe.

THE COAST GUARD AT TAHOE: The station near Tahoe City operates 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call 9-1-1 in an emergency and give the name of this beach!

SHOW YOUR LOVE FOR LAKE TAHOE - BUY OR RENEW A LAKE TAHOE LICENSE PLATE: Over 96% of the funds from Lake Tahoe license plate purchase and renewal fees support lake access, hiking and biking trails, and other important projects in the Lake Tahoe basin. Lake Tahoe plates start at $50 in CA and $61 in NV in addition to your usual annual registration fees. Visit or call (800) 510-8246 for more information.