PRA Event


Spring Maintenance Overnight
May 19, 2012 - May 20, 2012   8:30AM - 1:00PM
Hunting Hollow Entrance and Parking Lot -
Lending a Hand


Spring Development and Maintenance Activity - Work Days

We will meet at Hunting Hollow entrance parking lot at 8:30 AM on Saturday May 19. This is an overnight activity, and we will be finishing up and exiting the park by 1PM Sunday May 20.

We'll be checking condition of springs throughout the southern and eastern parts of the park. Work groups will travel by 4wd vehicles to spring sites to examine the condition, clear vegetation, fix leaky pipes and repair spring boxes. 

What to bring: work gloves, sturdy boots, rubber boots, drinking water, food and snacks. Also bring your swimsuit, fishing gear, fishing license, and bicycle for after work activities. NO DOGS!

Bring your camping gear, we'll camp overnight.The Camp Facilities at Pacheco Camp are not "plush" but will allow for a pleasant overnight outing. Bring camping equipment. Water is available in camp. After work activities, and with conditions permitting, a campfire is built for BBQ'ing and warmth. There are serveral scenic hiking destinations in the area.

Participants under the age of 18 must provide a signed parental consent form. A blank copy can be found at

Meet at Hunting Hollow parking lot, 8:30 AM. Access to park roads is restricted by locked gate, only authorized vehicles permitted to enter. The drive to Pacheco Camp is over a 14 mile dirt road. Individuals with 2WD vehicles are encouraged to park at the Cullen turn-around inside the Coyote Creek gate, and we'll carpool. Please be prompt as it is not possible for the work party to wait and unescorted access to Pacheco Camp is not allowed.

Reservations required; if you plan to attend or for more information, please contact Ruby Domino at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or (408) 779-4664.


Hunting Hollow Entrance and Parking Lot


Map to Hunting Hollow and Coyote Creek Entrances

The Hunting Hollow entrance and parking lot is located on the south-west edge of the park on Gilroy Hot Springs Road north-east of Gilroy.

The Hunting Hollow gate and parking area is open 24 hours a day, year round. You can arrive at the entrance and park any time of day or night. You can self-register for day use or backpacking. Be sure to take a park map with you when you head into the backcountry. You'll find free handout maps at the bulletin board in the parking area. You can also study a large park map stapled to the bulletin boards. Large maps are available for purchase on weekends when the parking area is staffed (in March through June).

There are no car camping sites at the Hunting Hollow entrance.

Dogs are not allowed beyond the Hunting Hollow entrance. See Dogs at Coe Park for more information.

No drinking water is available at the Hunting Hollow entrance, so be sure to bring what you'll need.

Getting There

The Coe Park Hunting Hollow entrance is located on Gilroy Hot Springs Road, the same road you take to get to Coyote Reservoir.

To get to the entrances, take Highway 101 to Gilroy (which is about 10 miles south of Morgan Hill and 25 miles south of San Jose). The distance from 101 to the Hunting Hollow entrance is about 9 miles.

Take the Leavesley Road exit (County Road G9) and head east.

After about 1.8 miles, turn left (north) on New Avenue; go a little over half a mile and then turn right (east) on Roop Road. About 3.3 miles up Roop Road, you'll pass the Coyote Reservoir Road on the left.

The Hunting Hollow entrance is about 3.3 miles past the Coyote Reservoir Road turnoff.


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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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