Meeks Bay, California

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Meeks Bay
maʔyála
Unincorporated community
Meeks Bay, California is located in California
Meeks Bay
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°02′04″N 120°07′27″W / 39.03444°N 120.12417°W / 39.03444; -120.12417
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyEl Dorado County
Elevation[1]6,240 ft (1,902 m)
 
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Coordinates: 39°02′04″N 120°07′27″W / 39.03444°N 120.12417°W / 39.03444; -120.12417

Meeks Bay
maʔyála
Unincorporated community
Meeks Bay, California is located in California
Meeks Bay
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°02′04″N 120°07′27″W / 39.03444°N 120.12417°W / 39.03444; -120.12417
CountryUnited States
StateCalifornia
CountyEl Dorado County
Elevation[1]6,240 ft (1,902 m)

Meeks Bay (Washo: maʔyála [2]) (formerly, Meigs Bay, Micks Bay, and Murphys) is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California.[1] It lies on Lake Tahoe at the mouth of Meeks Creek, at an elevation of 6240 feet (1902 m).[1] The place is named for John Meeks, who owned the land.[1] The Meeks brothers baled 25 tons of wild hay in the meadows at the mouth of Meeks Creek in 1862.[3]

A post office operated at Meeks Bay from 1929 to 1972.[3]

Ecology[edit]

A beaver dam on Meeks Creek, Lake Tahoe August, 2010

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