Closure Notice (3/16/2023): 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.

The Pine Ridge Association is offering an organized campout in the western interior of Coe Park. Here is your chance to camp and ride or hike some of the remote and less traveled trails out of reach of most day users.

CoitCampOuting smallThe campout will include equestrians, hikers, and mountain bikers. This year there will also be the option to buy meals but only if you are a member of the Pine Ridge Association or a uniformed volunteer. There are instructions on the application to tell you how to become a member should you want meals and you are not currently a member.

Cost: Equestrians with no meals - $25 per night with a two night minimum
Hikers and Mountain Bikers with no meals - $20 per night with a two night minimum

Entry to the park can either be Friday or Saturday morning or Friday afternoon.

If you would like to buy meals and you are arriving on Friday there will be an additional $105 fee. For those arriving on Saturday who would like to buy meals, the cost would be an additional $70.

A nature hike highlighting the geology, plants and animals of Coe will be offered.

Guided hikes and rides will be available or you may hike or ride on your own.

Masks and social distancing are recommended.

Cost of entry includes camping fees and horse manure pickup. There will be breakfast and dinner for those purchasing the meals as well.

Hikers and bikers will camp in an area away from the horses but nearby the camp kitchen.

Limited space, reserve early. Entries must be postmarked by 5/20. No refunds after 5/22!!

Check back later to apply.

Need to know
- 4 wheel drive highly recommended for horse trailers as we will travel over 3 miles on a dirt road.
- Trailers over 20' long, please contact the person below.
- Water for your horses as well as for people will be available.
- Sorry, no dogs. All state park rules apply.

If you have any questions, please contact Chere Bargar 408-683-2247 or Kitty Swindle 408 842 6215

Applications should be mailed to the address below with a check for the total amount due, payable to PRA.

Kitty Swindle
2145 Dunlap Ave. Gilroy, CA 95020

We hope you can join us! Space is limited, so apply early. All profits will benefit Coe Park.

Coyote Creek Gate

Map to Hunting Hollow and Coyote Creek Entrances

The Coyote Creek gate is located on the south-west edge of the park on Gilroy Hot Springs Road north-east of Gilroy.

The Coyote Creek gate does not offer parking. If you want to hike or backpack into the park from the Coyote Creek gate, you must register, park, and pay your backpacking fees at the Hunting Hollow entrance. You might want to drop off companions and backpack gear at the Coyote Creek gate before you park at Hunting Hollow and then hike 1.8 miles back to the Coyote Creek gate. If you leave a vehicle at the entrance, you may be ticketed for parking in a no-parking area and your car may be towed away.

There are no parking spaces at the Coyote Creek gate.

There are no car camping sites at the Coyote Creek gate.

Dogs are not allowed beyond the Coyote Creek gate. See Dogs at Coe Park for more information.

No drinking water is available at the Coyote Creek gate, so be sure to bring what you'll need.


The Coyote Creek gate is typically not staffed. There is a fee collection station in the Hunting Hollow parking lot. See the Park Fees page on the California State Parks website for current fee information.

Getting There

The Coyote Creek gate is located on Gilroy Hot Springs Road, the same road you take to get to Coyote Reservoir.

To get to the gate, 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 Coyote Creek gate is about 10.8 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, and the Coyote Creek gate (at road's end) is about 1.8 miles from the Hunting Hollow entrance.


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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