Dinkey Creek, California

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Coordinates: 37°05′10″N 119°09′27″W / 37.08611°N 119.15750°W / 37.08611; -119.15750

Dinkey Creek
Unincorporated community
Dinkey Creek is located in California
Dinkey Creek
Dinkey Creek
Location in California
Coordinates: 37°05′10″N 119°09′27″W / 37.08611°N 119.15750°W / 37.08611; -119.15750
Country United States
State California
County Fresno County
Elevation[1] 5,987 ft (1,825 m)

Dinkey Creek is an unincorporated community in Fresno County, California.[1] It is located on Dinkey Creek,[2] at an elevation of 5987 feet (1825 m).[1]

A post office operated at Dinkey Creek from 1925 to 1972.[2] Dinkey was the name of a dog who lost a fight with a grizzly bear.[3]

The community was home to Camp Mar-Y-Mac, which operated from 1951 to 1981.


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dinkey Creek, California
  2. ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Clovis, Calif.: Word Dancer Press. p. 1027. ISBN 1-884995-14-4. 
  3. ^ Hook, J. N. (10 June 2014). All Those Wonderful Names. Open Road Media. p. 282. ISBN 978-1-4976-1186-3.