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Water Conditions - Springs

  • The flow from springs varies throughout the year.
  • Not all springs shown on the park map are developed.
  • Many springs have troughs to make access easier for horses.
  • Water level indicates the trough's relative percentage of being full.
  • Some springs may flow only during the night.
  • Water conditions can change quickly.
  • On long hikes, be sure to take plenty of water.
  • On warm days, take more water than you think you'll need.
  • Consider recent weather conditions.
  • Don't rely on one observation about water availability.
  • Check with park staff for the latest information.
  • Consider alternate water sources as a backup.
  • Purify all backcountry water that you intend to consume.
  • Even when purified, consume at your own risk.
  • Bury human waste and wash dishes at least 100 feet from streams, lakes, and springs.
  • Water observations are collected by park staff, park volunteers and park visitors.
  • Dates are highlighted if information is more than 90 days old.
  • For more information see Water Resources in Coe Park.
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Click on the site name or image for more details. Level represents % full for trough or basin. Flow is in liters/min or S = seeping, D = dripping, T = trickle, F=float valve filled, V = Valve (faucet) filled, ?.? = measurement not taken and !!.!! = flow too strong to be measured. "TDS" is Total Dissolved Solids; a measurement of mineralization or water "hardness".

Site Level Flow Date/Time Comments
"Anza Lower Spring" NA ?.? 01/03/20 Not labeled on map; spring symbol NW of junction of Anza and Cullen trails. No spur trail; accessible only on foot. Never improved. Interesting for its cave-like grotto.  Very high output in wet years.   (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
"Anza Upper Spring" NA T 01/03/20 Not labeled on map; spring symbol north of junction of Anza and Cullen trails. No spur trail; accessible only on foot. Previously fed legacy ranching troughs in area. Possibly worthy of modernization. Also known as "Upper Woodchopper Spring".(Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Arnold Horse Camp Spring 100 T 06/12/21 Full and clear. Faucet is no longer operational. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720)
Arnold Spring (Springs Trail) NA S

01/03/20

Seepage coming across the trail. Mostly just mud. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708) Photo 05/27/13 by V708.
Bear Spring 100 0.5

04/30/21

Clear water with algae in the trough and full in downstream circular cement tank as well with flow at about .25 liters per minute. Spring boxes are red-legged frog habitat, do not disturb. (Posted by by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720)
Blackberry Spring N/A T

01/03/20

A spring previously used for early ranching activity.  Some remnants of old hardware is visible. A small flow of water still coming down ravine above the trail.  (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708) Photo 08/18/14 by Sean K
Black Oak Spring 100 1.87 04/27/21
Trough is level, full with good flow, and critter stick in place. New spring box installed this date. Pigs wallowing around site. Spring is a little hard to find but the location is 37.208179, -121.502647. (Reported by Sue V702)
Blue Tank Spring 100 2.0

05/13/21

Full and clear. (Reported by Sue V702)
Board Spring 100 1.0 03/12/21 Full and covered in algae. Light flow coming in. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Larry V785)  Photo 02/24/14 by Sue V702
Bowl Spring 100 0.75

05/17/21

Clear and full. Water in box is 8” above the outlet pipe, which indicates an obstruction between the box and the trough. Caution; RLF habitat, do not clean trough without approval.  (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Rick V701)
Brem Horse Camp Spring 100 T 03/04/21 Old concrete trough. (Reported by Sue V702)
Brem Spring 0 S 04/03/21 Just mud. Old spring box, no operational trough. Will need to dig hole for purification. (Posted Sue V702 as reported by Dennis V801)  Archival photo.
Bridalveil Spring NA S 01/03/20 Off trail, near mount sizer. Water seeps over rock outcrop, below old wooden trough. No trail to this spring located on Blue Ridge near Mt. Sizer; 0.15 mile SW of the repeater antenna tower. Very steep cross-country hike down to spring.  Small puddle used by wildlife.  Nearby trough reveals previous usage during the ranching era. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Canteen Spring 100 3.5 04/30/21 Full with lots of algae. Red-legged frog habitat; do not disturb. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720) Photo May 2014 by Paul V708.
Caviata Spring 100 0.5

11/03/20

Full, clear, and flowing. Red-legged frog habitat; do not disturb area. (Reported by Sue V702) Archival photo.
Clark Spring 100 S 03/28/21 There was some standing water but it was entirely overgrown with algae. A trickle running in and out. Locate 'SPRING' sign on jeep trail. Go north about 50 yds into creek canyon. Spring basin on far side. Jackrabbit Lake is .4 mile further up the road and may be a better choice to filter water. Seeping. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Paul V710) Photo by Larry Fitterer.
Coit Horse Camp Trough #1  (Along Coit Road) 100 T 06/01/21 Water in trough is clear. Tank full. Until the tank at #2 fills again, there will be no new water coming into this trough. I am guessing early July when that happens. This trough is fed through a series of storage tanks with water from Coit Spring. New roadside storage tank installed with faucet for easy service.  (Reported by Sue V702)
Coit Horse Camp Trough #2  (Along Coit Springs Trail) 100 F 06/01/21 Do NOT turn any of the valves at this location or any other spring. Water in the trough has some algae. The tank at this location needs to fill up before the overflow makes it down to the #1 trough. There is just a dribble of water coming into the tank so it could take quite some time to fill back up 1000 gallons. I am guessing it will be full early July.  (Reported by Sue V702)
Coit Spring (Near steel storage tank on Coit SpringsTrail west of Cross Canyon Trail) 100 T

06/01/21

Trough full with lots of algae on top of the water. Critter stick in place.(Reported by Sue V702). Photo is of old spring box.
Cullen Lower Spring 100 0.5 02/06/20 Labled as "Cullen Spring" on map. Full and clear. (Report by Paul V708)
"Cullen Upper Spring" 0 0.0 02/06/20 Not labeled and spring symbol is hard to see on map; beneath "r" in "Cullen Trail" Dry. Rust holes in trough. Piping broken in several places. Not a true spring but relies on a catchment basin in a nearby ravine. Interesting as a legacy ranching artifact; otherwise should be removed from springs inventory. (Report by Paul V708)
Deer Horn Spring 100 T

05/21/21

Full basin hosting many tadpoles, flow is dripping or trickle at less than 0.1 L/min.  Water quality warning sign missing. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Steve V797) Photo 02/22/18.

Doe Spring 100 D 06/09/21 Trough is full with a very slow drip. (Reported by Sue V702)
Dowdy Ranch Parking Lot Horse Trough 50 V 01/03/20 May be filled via faucet.   Source =  Dowdy VC well. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708
Dowdy Hayfield Spring 100 T 11/16/20 Clear and full. (Report by Sue V702)
Dowdy Ranch Spring 100 0.7 07/16/20 Algal mat but water clear beneath.  Critter stick was absent.  (Report by Paul V708)  
Dowdy Sulfur Spring 100 T

11/16/20

Clear and full. Caution; also a RLF habitat; do not clean trough.  (Report by Sue V702)
Elderberry Spring 100 D

05/04/21

Full and clear with some debris and algae; critter stick in place. New spring box installed this date. (Reported by Sue V702)
Fern Spring 100 V 06/09/21 Full. Critter stick in place. Water clear with some water plants. (Reported by Sue V702)
Grapevine Spring - Lower 100 6.6 05/13/21 Full and clear with some duck weed. Lower spring box repaired this date. (Reported by Sue V702)
Grapevine Spring - Upper 100 5.0 05/13/21 Full. Water clear and flowing. Spring box repaired this date. (Reported by Sue V702)
Hatch Spring 100 ?.? 05/14/21 Strong flow. Runs on ground, no basin or trough. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by visitor Chad S.)
HQ Spring 100 ?.? 05/18/21 This trough near the intersection of E Dunne Ave. and Manzanita Point Rd. is fed by the springs that originally serviced the Coe Ranch headquarters. The 3 separate spring collection boxes are located about 400' above the trough on the shoulder of Pine Ridge; 2 of them are connected together and piped to this trough.  The 3rd maintains a hillside wetland.  The HQ area now receives its potable water from a well.   (Reported by Sue V702)
Iron Cabin Spring NA T 01/03/20

Water seeping from under rocks, pool 1x2 feet, about 2 inches deep. Named for a no longer existing cabin; located on Blue Ridge at the 2800' level. Can be reached by walking animal trails on contour from Hobbs Road. Strong trickle; could be captured for filtering in a desperate situation. Location is 37.219364,-121.523650. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)

James Spring 100 T

03/04/21

Clear and full. Some algae on top. (Report by Sue V702)  
Lion Spring 100 1.4

05/02/21

Full, clear and flowing. Trough is rather hidden by overgrowth.(Posted by Sue V702 as report by Steve V797) Photo 01/23/16
Live Oak Spring Trough 100 D

05/17/21

Clear and full. Trough is fed by lower spring box and overflow from the upper box which also goes to Pacheco Camp. New storage tank for upper spring installed October 2020 with faucet for drawing off water to filter or otherwise treat. (Reported by Sue V702)
Live Oak Spring NA 2.0 05/17/21 Spring performing as expected. The water is not making it down to Pacheco Camp as there must be silt in the line. Need to flush the line to clear it. (Reported by Sue V702)
Lost Spring 100 1.0 06/01/21 Water is clear and trouigh is full. (Reported by Sue V702)
Middle Steer Ridge Spring NA S 05/17/21
      • Location is 37.085522, -121.443556. When heading up Middle Steer Ridge trail towards Bowl Trail, there is a “flat” portion of the trail before the last steep climb. If you look down the hill to the West you can see the old trough and a clump of coyote bush and a fence post. Pipe from spring no longer feeds the trough, so it’s empty. Spring itself is under the coyote bush. Does not seem to be a box, just a pipe sunk into the hill. Spring is still running, so site may be worth refurbishing. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Rick V701)
Mississippi Horse Camp Trough 100 F 11/03/20 Water clear.  (Report by Sue V702) Photo 05/03/13 by V708.
Mississippi Horse Camp Spring NA 0.4

11/03/20 

Tank full. (Report by Sue V702) Photo 02/24/14.
Mistletoe Spring 100 1.5 05/20/21 Full and clear. Critter stick broken. Piping modified and cleared out. Located along Bowl Trail 0.15 mile west of Willson Camp. (Reported by Sue V702)
Monument Spring 100 0.4

02/25/21

Trough full and clear with a little leaf litter. Critter stick floating in the trough. Located across Hobbs Rd. from the Sierra View Spring.  (Reported by Sue V702)
Mudd Spring 100 NA

07/20/19

This reliable spring fed water hole is located in the Mississippi Creek approximately 200 feet north of the intersection of Mudd Spring and Mississippi Creek trails.  (Reported by Paul V708)
Pacheco Camp Tank 100 NA 06/12/21 Working fine. Serves this faucet, cabin and the horse trough with float valve. Source is Live Oak Spring. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by ranger John V.)
Pacheco Camp trough in camp 100 F 06/12/21 The trough is full and covered in algae. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by ranger John V.)
Pacheco Camp trough by the road 50 0

06/12/21 

No water is making it into this trough at the moment but the tank seems to be full. Water clear. This trough is the bellwether for the entire Pacheco Camp/Live Oak Spring system. If water is not running into this trough please report it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (Reported by Sue V702)
0_070817pajahuellospring Pajahuello Spring 100 0.6

05/21/21

Full and clear. Critter stick in place. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Steve V797) 
An unnamed spring near Phegley Ridge Trail NA T 01/03/20 Legacy ranch spring; not maintained.  Spring symbol shown on map. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
0_090716phegleywell Phegley Well 90 V 06/09/21

Clear and full. Legacy ranch well. This trough is located in the meadow near the base of the Phegley Ridge Trail and the opening of Coon Hunter's Gulch. This well had been capped since Hunting Hollow was opened as part of Coe. It is filled with a hand pump. Give it a few pumps if the trough is low and to keep it primed. (Reported by Sue V702)

Plume Spring NA S 01/03/20 Water seeping from under the base of a tree. The spring is located just off the Springs Trail at coordinates 37.179531, -121.529800. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Rabbit Spring 0 0.0 06/12/21 Dry. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720)
0 041419RatSpring Rat Spring 1 D 05/01/21 Only an inch of water in the trough and an extremely slow drip. To access the spring go down or up Rat Spring Trail. On the way down turn right at the first intersection (no sign, cairn has disappeared), make your way through the chamise until you reach the spring trough. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by visitor Summer S.)
0 031919RattlesnakeSpring "Rattlesnake Spring" NA S 05/09/21

Just a mud puddle and trail is very overgrown. Definitely would not drink. Located at the end of Rattlesnake Trail off Wagon Road. Undeveloped. Spring symbol is on park map but not named. Next water source is Kelly Lake approximately 1.7 trail miles distant. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by visitor Amity H.)

Redfern Spring NA T

01/03/20

There are 2 spring sites in this area; the photo is of the one closest to Phegley Ridge Road but is not the one located on the map. There is enough clear water in a pool to filter a couple of liters. This location is also known as No-Name Pond C-25 (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Redfern Spring NA 0.0 01/03/20 There are 2 spring sites in this area; the photo is of the one located on the map. Spring site is not even damp this year. Nearby pond half full.  (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Rose Spring 10 T 12/03/20 Spring has moist mud in the basin.  Basin needs to be repaired. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Art V815) Archival photo.
Sada's Spring 100 2.5 05/14/21

Full trough, about 30% algae filled. Clear water going in. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by visitor Chad S.)

San Antone Spring 0 S 01/03/20 Pool of water 5 x 2 feet, 2 inch deep at the spring. The tub is disconnected but you can get water from the pool in an emergency. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708) Photo 09/07/16 by Manfred K.
0_070917sierraviewspring Sierra View Spring 100 0.4

02/25/21

Full and clear. Critter stick floating in the trough. Red-legged frog habitat; do not disturb.  (Reported by Sue V702)
Spike Jones Spring 25 0.0 05/29/21 No water flow. No water in spring box. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Rick V701)
Sturla Domida Spring (Burra Burra) 100 0.5 04/29/21 Water clear. Old trough has a mat of water plants. Located southwest of Burra Burra Peak. Old road leads to it from the north but this is not on the current map. About 200 feet in elevation below Dormida Trail (along old fence line) @1508 foot elevation. UTM: 10643986E  4107585N  (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Rick V701)
Sturla Dowdy Spring 100 1.5 04/20/21 This spring went back online today and the trough will be full by morning if it isn't already. Located down Mack's Corral Trail at 1300 foot elevation. UTM 645806E 4109109N. (Report by Sue V702)
Sulphur Spring (Pond) (Pacheco Creek Basin) 100 N/A 04/30/21 Moderate size pool of water. Water is brownish and has mosquito larvae. Not very appetizing (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720) Photo by Paul V708.
Timm Spring - Lower 100 T 06/08/21 Full and clean. New enclosure added this date. (Reported by Sue V702)
Timm Spring - Upper 100 D 06/10/21 Full. The spring box was replaced this date and a critter stick added. The trough was also leveled. It might be a few days before the water starts dripping back into the trough as the water level needs to rise up to the outflow pipe in the box. (Reported by Sue V702)
Tin Cup Spring 100 S 06/12/21
Sipping, pool near the spring remains. Basin choked with vegetation. Somebody stole the tin cup. Located east side of Coyote Creek. 0.15 miles south of the corrals at Arnold Horse Camp. UTM: E635920, N4116730  (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720)
White Tank Spring 100 T 05/17/21 Lots of algae but water clear, critter stick in place. Tank is full and overflow is coming into the trough. (Reported by Sue V702)
0 WillowRidgeSpring Willow Ridge Spring 100 D 06/12/21 Full and dripping. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by ranger John V.)
Willson Camp faucet NA NA 06/12/21 Works great with clean looking water. Non-potable water available at camp faucet west of restroom.  Source is "Quartz Spring".  (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by ranger John V.)  Photo 10/20/12 by V708.
Willson Camp Hillside Spring 100 0.3

06/12/21

Clear trough some algae, very clear water. North of the camp. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by ranger John V.)
Willson Camp Quartz Spring 100 1.1

06/12/21

Full and clear. Some algae growth in trough. Critter stick in place. This spring also feeds the storage tank that feeds the Willson Camp faucet. This trough is just west of the camp on the Bowl Trail.  (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by ranger John V.)

Windmill Water Trough 100 06/09/21 Tank is full. There are two troughs. One is the large green trough and the second trough is next to the windmill and is fed automatically from the tank. Both troughs are currently full. (Reported by Sue V702) Photo 10/12/09
Woodchopper Spring Trough 100 F 05/13/21

Full of clear water. Critter stick in place. (Reported by Sue V702)

Woodchopper Spring NA T

05/13/21

Spring has a little bit of moisture within.  (Reported by Sue V702)

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