The Pine Ridge Association at Henry W. Coe State Park

Mexican Flat Camp

Mexican Flat Campsite

Distance from HQ
4.4 miles

Elevation gain/loss
+1080/-1940 feet

Camp elevation
1,660 feet

Picnic table

no. The old outhouse totally NOT useable. Stay away.

Number of sites
1, for groups of 1-8 people.

nearest water source is Coyote Creek

Mexican Flat is not very easy to find, but it's a great choice if you're in the mood for seclusion and you'd like a site with both sun and shade. The camp is located next to the Middle Fork of Coyote Creek on sunny, grassy flat bench on the north side of the creek.

There are two ways to reach Mexican Flat. From Upper Camp, you can rock hop or wade up the Middle Fork about a half mile until the narrow canyon broadens out and forms a flat, sunny, grassy bench on the north side of the creek (your destination), or you can climb up the wooded hillside west of Upper Camp until you reach a flat shelf, head northwest along deer trails until you see the canyon open out, descend to the creek, and cross to the flat on the other side.

As you walk along the creek, watch for this lovely triple trunk Alder near the campsite on the right.

Entrance to Mexican Flat

Campsite just up the bank on the right side.

Whichever route you choose, look for an old outhouse above the flat where the woods begin.

Old outhouse

Old outhouse near Mexican Flat Camp.

We plan to add very brightly colored trail markers along the creek to aid in your finding the site. 

The creek usually stop flowing in summer, but you can find year-round pools upstream from the campsite.