Kings Beach, apocryphally won by Joe King in a poker game early in the twentieth century, has seen vast improvements over the last twenty years. There is now a pleasant park with restrooms, a basketball court, and a kiddie playground. Friday night's in summer there is free music. During the high season, when it's sweltering in the valleys, there's no place more pleasant. The only downside is that the parking lots fill up pretty quickly.
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