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For Immediate Release: 5/25/2018

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Road Closure to Limit Access to Henry W. Coe State Park

MORGAN HILL, Calif. — California State Parks today announced limited access and closures to Henry W. Coe State Park beginning next Tuesday, May 29. Certain entrance points, campgrounds and day use areas will either be closed or have limited access due to a Santa Clara County road improvement project on East Dunne Avenue. Visitors with camping reservations Mondays through Thursdays during the closure will be notified of cancellations by ReserveCalifornia and provided full refunds.

Below are details on how the park will be impacted:

  • East Dunne Avenue Road will be closed to all vehicle traffic two miles from the park entrance Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The road and entrance will be open all day on Sunday. 
  • The main park entrance at East Dunne Road will be closed Monday through Thursday to all day use and camping. Day use and camping will be open on Friday and Saturday, after 4 p.m. Day use will be open during regular business hours on Sunday.
  • Visitors can still access the park for day use through three more southern entrances:
    • Dowdy Ranch Area - entrance from Kaiser Aetna Road
    • Hunting Hollow - entrance from Hunting Hollow Road
    • Coyote Creek - entrance from Colt Road 

Santa Clara County’s improvement project is scheduled to continue through July 29. Road closure times after July 1 have not been determined yet, but will be posted on the park’s website when available. Normal park hours will resume after completion of construction. 

For information on the construction project, please visit the County of Santa Clara Roads and Airports Department’s website. Visitors can access information on Henry W. Coe State Park online or by calling (408) 779-2728.




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