Welcome to Carnelian Bay ...
Carnelian Bay is located in Placer County<1>.
Carnelian Bay is 6,230 feet [1,899 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Carnelian Bay is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Carnelian Bay lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time
Carnelian Bay is within the (530) area code.
The ZIP code for Carnelian Bay: 96140<3>
Communities near Carnelian Bay ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Carnelian Bay.
- Carson City [Carson City]
- Truckee [Nevada County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Truckee
- Truckee [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Carnelian Bay
- Population from the 2020 Census: 16,982 people
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Truckee
- Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Truckee<5>
- Crystal Bay [Washoe County]
- Tahoe City [Placer County]
- Continue List (6 more) ...
- Incline Village [Washoe County]
- Polaris [Nevada County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polaris
- Polaris [Nevada County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of Carnelian Bay
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polaris have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Polaris
- Tyrolian Village [Washoe County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyrolian Village
- Tyrolian Village [Washoe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Carnelian Bay
- Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyrolian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyrolian Village
- Tahoe Pines [Placer County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tahoe Pines
- Tahoe Pines [Placer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Carnelian Bay
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Tahoe Pines
- Homewood [Placer County]
- Prosser Lake Heights [Nevada County]
- Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosser Lake Heights
- Prosser Lake Heights [Nevada County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Carnelian Bay
- Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosser Lake Heights
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Carnelian Bay. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Carnelian Bay.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Carnelian Bay. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carnelian Bay.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Carnelian Bay. See our Newspapers Page for Carnelian Bay.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carnelian Bay ...
Looking for more information about Carnelian Bay? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Carnelian Bay, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carnelian Bay.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Mentions & References for Carnelian Bay
Communities in California
About Placer County
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carnelian Bay. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Placer County: www.placer.ca.gov/
The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/
|<1>||If you're interested in how the shape of California's counties, including Placer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|
|<2>||The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carnelian Bay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.|
|<3>||ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Carnelian Bay). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Carnelian Bay or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).|
|<4>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carnelian Bay) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Carnelian Bay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carnelian BayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carnelian Bay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2268, Longitude: -120.0810 |
|<5>||While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.|
|<6>||The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.|