Kings Beach State Recreation Area at Lake Tahoe is 43 miles and less than an hour from downtown Reno. The Mt. Rose Highway (Nevada 431) takes you up to the clear, cool water lapping at Lake Tahoe's north shore. When you get to Nevada 28 at Incline Village, turn right and drive west, passing through Crystal Bay, NV. At the state line, it becomes California 89 and takes you to the rest of the way to Kings Beach. It's a little over five miles from Incline Village to Kings Beach. This beautiful, family friendly park on Lake Tahoe's north shore is a perfect place to go when the heat is on in Reno. There is a long sandy beach, a shallow shoreline for children, and water toy rentals including, paddle boats, water bikes, tubes, and jet skis.