Chambers Lodge, California

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For the place formerly with this name, see Tahoma, California.
Chambers Lodge
Unincorporated community
Chambers Lodge is located in California
Chambers Lodge
Chambers Lodge
Chambers Lodge is located in the US
Chambers Lodge
Chambers Lodge
Location in California
Coordinates: 39°04′24″N 120°08′29″W / 39.07333°N 120.14139°W / 39.07333; -120.14139Coordinates: 39°04′24″N 120°08′29″W / 39.07333°N 120.14139°W / 39.07333; -120.14139
Country  United States
State  California
County Placer County
Elevation[1] 6,237 ft (1,901 m)

Chambers Lodge (also, McKinney)[2] is an unincorporated community in Placer County, California.[1] Chambers Lodge is located on Lake Tahoe, 1.25 miles (2.0 km) southeast of Homewood.[2] It lies at an elevation of 6237 feet (1901 m).[1]

The McKinney post office opened in 1884, changed the name to Chambers Lodge in 1928, and closed for good in 1959.[2] The name McKinney honored John McKinney who settled there in 1864.[2] The name Chambers Lodge honored David H. Chambers who built a lodge at the site in 1928.[2]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Chambers Lodge, California
  2. ^ a b c d e Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 464. ISBN 1-884995-14-4.