Capay is a community in Yolo County, California. It is located on Cache Creek 2 miles west-northwest of Esparto, in the Capay Valley, in the northwestern part of the county. It lies at an elevation of 210 feet. The name Capay comes from the Southern Wintun Indian word for "stream".
Capay Valley traditionally been the home of the Patwin or southern Wintun people. It is now the home of the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation. The Cache Creek Casino Resort is in the valley. The historic Mexican land grant of Rancho Canada de Capay formerly owned the valley in the 19th century.
The greater Capay Valley's rich history is embodied by its people and places - landmarks and families with stories to tell!