Kings Beach Lake Tahoe

Kings Beach, California, United States

It was the early 1920s when the modern history of Lake Tahoe began. At that time there was only a small community at the south shore and scattered clusters of home sites and resorts along the north and west shores. The handful of year-round residents were snowbound in the basin from November to June each year. Only in the summer months did a few hardy campers and summer homeowners venture over the underdeveloped roads to the lake.

In 1925, Joe King obtained control of the area’s commercial core from Robert Sherman and Harry Comstock who controlled interests throughout what is now Tahoe Vista, Kings Beach, and Brockway. Joe King was instrumental in transforming Kings Beach into a thriving town, and over the years, the town’s landscape continued to change as the times changed.