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Coyote Lake County Park provides a fun-filled getaway for power boaters, anglers, hikers and others
Copyright: - Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Dept.
Coyote Lake County Park provides a fun-filled getaway for power boaters, anglers, hikers and others
Description - Welcome to Coyote Lake County Park. The 796-acre park, which features a 635-acre lake, provides camping and boat launch facilities nestled in the Mount Hamilton Range.

Attractions - Coyote Lake, a 3-mile long, 635-surface acre reservoir, provides opportunities for power and non-power boating and fishing. The boat launch ramp is located 1 mile north of the visitor center. Santa Clara County Reservoir fuel regulations apply. Shoreline picnic areas are provided along the western shore of the lake. Barbecue facilities are provided in the southern half of the park. Over 75 first-come, first-served picnic tables are available year-round. The Lakeview Campground provides 64 reservable campsites with two restroom facilities, fresh tapwater and firepit barbecues. One campsite is dedicated to wheelchair access. The reservoir is stocked with trout and contains unstocked populations of bluegill, crappie and bass. See Contact Information for camping reservation phone number. Two hiking trails are available along the lakeshore. The park visitor center and ranger station, located near the park entrance kiosk, features a display on local wildlife and Ohlone Indian culture.

Many of the park's facilities meet those standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act. For other specific information or special accommodations, contact the park office.

Vehicle entry fees are collected all year. Fees are required for camping. Fees are also required for boating. Fees are posted at the entrance kiosk.

Recreation - A variety water sports, camping opportunities, day hikes, and picnic destinations await at Coyote Lake County Park.

Climate - Climate in the San Francisco Bay area varies greatly with elevation and the amount of coastal influence. Areas with more coastal influence experience moderate temperatures year round with fog likely from June through mid-August. Plan your coastal visit in the late summer or fall to ensure the best conditions for viewing the scenery. Also, occasional clear days between winter and spring storms are incomparable. Areas further inland experience greater temperature extremes, with relatively cooler winters and hot summers. Inland areas often receive frost on winter nights. As throughout most of California most of the precipitation comes in the winter months, with April through October normally very dry.

Location - Coyote Lake County Park is located off Gilroy Hot Springs Road in the Mount Hamilton Range foothills, east of Highway 101. To reach the park, take Highway 101 to Gilroy. Take the Leavesley Road exit. Follow Leavesley Road east 1.75 miles to New Avenue. Turn left onto New Avenue and proceed north for 0.6 miles to Roop Road. Turn right onto Roop Road. Roop Road eventually turns into Gilroy Hot Springs Road. The park entrance is approximately 3 miles from New Avenue. Turn left onto Coyote Reservoir Road, the park visitor center / ranger station is about 1 mile from Roop Road.


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Filed By: Linda Spaulding (san jose , CA)
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: well hidden gem, rigs must be under 30 feet otherwise you will bottom out on the curves, otherwise an awesome clean well kept park, handful of hookup sites with just water and electric, dump is as you come into the campground, if you stay and have to dump its very challenging to dump and return to your site, it was more designed for exit use only. Lots of folks complain bout the rangers, but hey they are just doing their job and keeping the park free from rif raf..


Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Powered Boating 635-Acre Reservoir
Yes
ICON Boat Launching North of Visitor Center
Yes
ICON Powered Boating 635-Acre Reservoir
Yes
ICON Boat Launching North of Visitor Center
Yes
ICON Camping Lakeview Campground
Yes
ICON Camping Lakeview Campground
Yes
ICON Fishing Trout, Bluegill, Crapppie, Bass
Yes
ICON Fishing Trout, Bluegill, Crapppie, Bass
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Lake Views
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Lake Views
Yes
ICON Picnicking Available All Year
Yes
ICON Picnicking Available All Year
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Exhibits Natural & Cultural Exhibits
Yes
ICON Viewing Interpretive Exhibits Natural & Cultural Exhibits
Yes


More Information

Contact Information:
Coyote Lake County Park, 10840 Coyote Lake Road , Gilroy, CA, 95020, Phone: 408-842-7800

Additional Information:
Santa Clara County Parks - Santa Clara County Parks administers the County's parks and recreation programs; operates and maintains 27 diverse developed parks; and works with cities, special park districts, contiguous counties and the State of California to develop complementary park and recreation programs.

Links:
Santa Clara County Parks - Official agency website.

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