Sly Park, California

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Coordinates: 38°43′17″N 120°35′05″W / 38.72139°N 120.58472°W / 38.72139; -120.58472

Sly Park
Unincorporated community
Sly Park is located in California
Sly Park
Sly Park
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°43′17″N 120°35′05″W / 38.72139°N 120.58472°W / 38.72139; -120.58472
Country United States
State California
County El Dorado County
Elevation [1] 3,560 ft (1,085 m)

Sly Park (formerly, Park)[2] is an unincorporated community in El Dorado County, California, a predominately Republican county.[1] It is located in Sly Valley 13 miles (21 km) east of Placerville,[2] at an elevation of 3560 feet (1085 m).[1]

A post office operated at Sly Park from 1891 to 1919, with several moves.[2] The name honors James Sly, one of the Mormons who discovered Sly Valley.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sly Park, California
  2. ^ a b c d Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 557. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.