Myers Flat (formerly, Myers) is an unincorporated community in Humboldt County, California. It is located 4.5 miles (7.2 km) south-southeast of Weott, at an elevation of 203 feet (62 m). The ZIP Code is 95554.
Originally called Myers from the Grant Myers Ranch, "Flat" was added to the name to distinguish the place from Meyers in El Dorado County.
Myers Flat was founded by the Myers family in the mid 1800s. The Myerses were some of the first homesteaders in the area. The town initially served as a coach stop for travelers on their way to San Francisco. The Morrison-Jackson mill was started and was active for a long time until the mid 80s when the mill closed down. The old mill site and most of its land are now a part of riverbend cellars and much of the land is covered in grape orchards. Much of the town was destroyed in the flood of 1964. Because of its shallow elevation and proximity to the Eel River, the town still has problems with flooding. The town lies below the 100-year flood line. Much of the town is trailers and cabins and some people have homes built to withstand flood waters.
Myers flats downtown consists of a general store, the Four Mori Market; a coffee–espresso shop called The Daily Grind; The Trading Post saloon; Drive Through Tree; an antique and used item store, Latz in the Flats; A gift shop called To Dye For Designs that does custom embroidery as well as unique tie-dye clothing; Riverbend Cellars Winery; the Groves restaurant; The Myers Inn, a bed and breakfast; and the Knights Restaurant (now closed). There is also a RV park called Giant Redwoods RV, and a laundromat called Myers Flat Laundrymat. Some of the town is connected to the local Myers flat utilities and the town has its own volunteer fire department.
Because of its great location as the southern entrance to Humboldt Redwoods State Park, the town receives much tourism during the summer months, The town has wine tasting and cold beer at the local market–salon as well as off-sale liquor. Seasonally other events such as the redwood run and various music festivals bring people from all over the world to Myers Flat. Myers Flat is made up of many families and young people. The local slogan is "Myers Flat is where it's at".
In the state legislature Myers Flat is located in the 2nd Senate District, represented by Democrat Pat Wiggins, and in the 1st Assembly District, represented by Democrat Patty Berg. Federally, Myers Flat is located in California's 1st congressional district.