With its easy location in the center of town, Kings Beach State Recreation Area makes enjoying the sandy shoreline of Lake Tahoe simple. The park itself is free and offers day use of a few miles of sandy beach, public bathrooms, a children's play area and barbecue grills. There are boat, Jet Ski and paddleboard rentals available as well. Parking costs $10 for both cars and trucks. Dogs are not allowed in the summer. In the winter the bathrooms and other facilities close down, but the beach opens to walkers and dogs, as long as they are on a leash. The park hours are from 6 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Bear Street and CA Highway 28, Kings Beach, CA