Closure Notice (1/20/2023): Due to hazardous conditions, Henry W. Coe State Park is closed until further notice. Creeks are high with swift flowing water, trees may fall, and there are mudslides throughout the park causing unsafe conditions.

Please refer to the Henry W. Coe State Park page on California State Parks website for the latest news on park restrictions and closures.

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Where you can camp

  • In the park's Western Area, you can camp only in designated backpack campsites (The Western Area is the camping zone that extends 5 to 8 miles out from park headquarters.)
  • Outside the Western Area, you can camp wherever you like, with the following exceptions:
  • Bikes are not allowed in the Orestimba Wilderness (though some bikepackers stash their bikes at the edge of the wilderness area and hike in).
  • If you're packing into the park from the Coyote Creek gate or Hunting Hollow entrance, you must camp at least one-half mile from the entrance.
  • Always camp out of sight of other campers.

Bikepacking rules ...

  • Bikepacking groups are limited to eight people.
  • Fires are not allowed (except in the Manzanita Point sites), but you can use backpacking stoves.  During the dry season, we ask that you be particularly careful with your stove.
  • Dogs and firearms are not allowed in the backcountry.
  • Please pack out all your trash.
  • Bury human waste and wash dishes at least 100 feet from streams, lakes, and springs.

... and recommendations

  • You should purify any backcountry water that you're going to consume.
  • Springs and creeks on the map might not have water.  Ask park staff about water availability when you register.  Or, check our water resources page.
  • Be sure to take a map with you.  Maps are available in the Visitor Center.
  • Some trails and roads are in poor condition and some are hard to find.  Ask park staff about the condition of roads and trails on your planned route.
  • There is no parking at the Coyote Creek gate. If you want to use that trailhead, please park and pay fees at the Hunting Hollow entrance.
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Coe Park Volunteer

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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