Henry W. Coe State Park

Coe Park is the largest state park in northern California, with over 87,000 acres 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 the Pacheco and Orestimba creeks, and a 23,300-acre 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.

The Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park

TPRA Uniformed Volunteerhe Pine Ridge Association (PRA) was formed in 1975 to assist park staff in providing interpretive and educational programs to the public. It is a contracted cooperating Association with the California Department of Parks and Recreation, and is chartered by the IRS as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. The association has 425 members with approximately 125 active volunteers who staff the Visitor Center; teach in our school program; support two newsletters, take visitors on guided walks during wildflower season; give interpretive programs; and sponsor special events. Each year approximately 20,000 hours are donated to the park.

The Pine Ridge Association does not receive any state funds. We are responsible for raising the money necessary to support our programs through memberships, donations, sales at our store, and special events.


Invent Your Adventure

Invent Your Adventure

Last year, California State Parks encouraged people to get outside for Black Friday weekend and reconnect with loved ones and the outdoors. #InventYourAdventure was launched see how people created their own adventures in state parks. This year, in partnership with Eagle Creek, Californa State Parks is offering you a chance for you to visit your favorite park (Coe Park!), tell your story on Instagram, and win a great prize!
For details see the #Inventyouradventure page on the California State Parks website.

Dowdy Entrance CLOSED for the 2017 Season


The Dowdy Ranch Entrance is now CLOSED FOR THE 2017 SEASON.

Watch this space next Spring for the 2018 opening!

Current Conditions at Coe

photo-rr01Fall can be a wonderful time to visit Coe Park, as the leaves of the oaks, sycamores and occasional big-leaf maples turn yellow and brown. The heat of summer is yielding to cooler mornings and bright days with long afternoon shadows.

Check the Planning Your Visit page for current conditions.

Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs

gilroy_hot_springsThe mission of the Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs Association (GYHSA) is to protect, preserve, and restore public access to Gilroy Yamato Hot Springs, an area of Henry W. Coe State Park which is historically rich in cultural diversity.

Please join us for tours, camp outs, special events!

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Meetup group now has over 800 members!


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Become a Volunteer

Coe Park Volunteer Ranger

Are you interested in learning more about Henry W. Coe State Park and sharing your knowledge with park visitors? How about helping out with annual events or maintenance of springs and trails? If so, visit our Volunteer page.

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