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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 [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: www.parks.ca.gov

Helpful Information

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 dispose of garbage responsibly

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 Kings Beach and Kings Beach Boat Launch 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, or $3.00 per hour. Annual passes available. Pay machines can take credit cards or exact cash. Change not given. Parking lot is open 6:00 am to 10:00 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. The boat ramp will remain closed for the 2022 season. 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 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 WatersportsSwimming and Boating in Lake Tahoe - Lake temperature.

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.