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Henry W. Coe State Park

Contact Information

(408) 779-2728

Trailer Lengths

Max Trailer Length: 20 Feet
Max Camper Length: 22 Feet

Park Hours

Park entrances are open around the clock, every day of the year.

Driving Directions to Henry W. Coe SP

13-miles east of Morgan Hill on East Dunne Avenue. From Highway 101 in Morgan Hill (1/2 hour south of San Jose), take the East Dunne Avenue exit and go east past Anderson Lake to the end of the county road to the park headquarters. The road to the park beyond Anderson Lake is 10 miles of narrow winding road. The trip will take about 30 minutes.

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Camping and Lodging

Online reservations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Reservations can be made 7 months in advance on the first day of the month beginning at 8:00 a.m. PST via the website, by mail, or by calling the toll free telephone number at 1-800-444-7275. Due to seasonal volume, access to the ReserveAmerica website and the telephone line may at times be limited.

Online Reservations

Brochures and Campground Maps

Upcoming Park Events

No events scheduled at this moment.

Henry W. Coe State Park is open and operating.  Campsite reservations are available at Campsite Reservations  For further information about park system campsite reservations and fees visit Reservations and Fees

Dowdy Ranch Entrance

Open Saturday April 5th, 2014! 

Notice:  BackCountry Weekend is cancelled due to the rain.  The wet weather has made the road too slick to drive on safely.   We apologize for the late notice.

The Dowdy Ranch Entrance is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the 2014 season from April 4th until September 14th. Check the Dowdy entrance page for more information.  The road to Dowdy can be closed due to wet weather causing unsafe road conditions. 
Please see the Dowdy Ranch Entrance webpage on this site for more information.

Coe Park is the largest state park in northern California of wild open spaces. The terrain of the park is rugged, varied and beautiful, with lofty ridges and steep canyons.

Once the home of Ohlone Indians, the park is now home to a fascinating variety of plants and animals, including the elusive Mountain Lion. Within Coe Park are the headwaters of Coyote Creek, long stretches of Pacheco and Orestimba creeks and a wilderness area.

The park is open year-round for hikers, mountain bikers, backpackers, equestrians, car campers, picnickers, photographers, and people who simply like to visit parks.

Due to extremely dry conditions at the park, Wood and Charcoal Fires are NOT allowed at the park as of 1/15/2014.  Ground Fires are never allowed at the park.  Gas stoves are allowed.


Dogs are allowed in the Coe Ranch campground, paved roads and one trail that connects the Visitor Center to the parking lot off of E. Dunne Ave.  Dogs are not allowed at Manzanita Point, Blue Oak Horse Camp, and Poverty Flat Group Campsites.  Dogs are also not not allowed at the Hunting Hollow or Dowdy Ranch entrances or on any other trails within the park.

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Available Activities and Facilities at Henry W. Coe State Park

En route Campsites
Environmental Campsites
Family Campsites
Group Campsites
Hike or Bike Campsites
Primitive Camping
RV Access
Bike Trails
Hiking Trails
Horseback Riding
Historical/Cultural Site
Picnic Areas
Env. Learning/Visitor Center
Exhibits and Programs
Guided Tours
Interpretive Exhibits
Vista Point
Nature & Wildlife Viewing
Family Programs
Camp Store
Drinking Water Available