Zephyr Cove, Nevada

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Zephyr Cove, Nevada
The beach at Zephyr Cove
The beach at Zephyr Cove
Zephyr Cove is located in Nevada
Zephyr Cove
Zephyr Cove
Location of Zephyr Cove, Nevada
Coordinates: 39°0′1″N 119°57′9″W / 39.00028°N 119.95250°W / 39.00028; -119.95250Coordinates: 39°0′1″N 119°57′9″W / 39.00028°N 119.95250°W / 39.00028; -119.95250
CountryUnited States
 • Total2.2 sq mi (5.8 km2)
 • Land2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
6,400 ft (2,000 m)
 • Total565
 • Density266/sq mi (102.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
FIPS code32-86200

Zephyr Cove is a community and census-designated place (CDP) in Douglas County, Nevada, United States. The population was 565 at the 2010 census.[1] Prior to 2010 it was part of the Zephyr Cove–Round Hill Village CDP.


A post office called Zephyr Cove has been in operation since 1930.[2] The community was descriptively named.[3]


Zephyr Cove is located on the east shore of Lake Tahoe at 39°0′1″N 119°57′9″W / 39.00028°N 119.95250°W / 39.00028; -119.95250. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km2), of which 2.1 square miles (5.5 km2) is land and 0.12 square miles (0.3 km2), or 5.47%, is water.[1]


Kingsbury Middle School was a grade 6–8 middle school located in Zephyr Cove, part of the Douglas County School District. Due to the declining student population in the area, the school closed in 2008 with the property being offered for sale in 2012.

Zephyr Cove Elementary School and George Whittell High School absorbed the student population from Kingsbury Middle School.

Zephyr Cove has a public library, a branch of the Douglas County Public Library.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Zephyr Cove CDP, Nevada". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "Post Offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project (1941). Origin of Place Names: Nevada (PDF). W.P.A. p. 21.
  4. ^ "Nevada Public Libraries". PublicLibraries.com. Retrieved 14 June 2019.