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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 5 0.0 01/03/20 Dry with no flow. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
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

11/03/20

Water clear but some duckweed in trough.  Spring boxes are red-legged frog habitat, do not disturb.  About 50 yards east of the spring the trail crosses to the north side of the creek.  The previous trail on the south side has been decommissioned.  (Report by Sue V702)
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 ?.? 01/03/20
Oak leaves in the basin. Trough full and clear but lots of mud on bottom, slow flow. Trail and spring can be difficult to find. Trough is being undermined by overflowing water. Trough pad needs minor repairs. Trough needs replacing; nearly chewed through in places by gnawing rodents. Spring box also needs attention.  Pigs wallowing around site.  (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Blue Tank Spring 100 T

07/16/20

Water fairly clear.  Critter stick in place but need repacing. TDS 250ppm. (Report by Paul V708)
Board Spring 100 0.5 11/03/20 Water was polluted by dead animals from the fire. The piping is broken and needs to be replaced and the trough needs to be cleaned out. (Report by Sue V702)  Photo 02/24/14 by Sue V702
Bowl Spring 100 ?.?

01/03/20

Clear and full. Pigs apparently pushed the water trough out of position and dislocated the piping.  Persons unknown put the piping back together but backwards so a flow measurement could not be taken. Spring box needs repairs.  Caution; RLF habitat, do not clean trough without approval.  (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Brem Horse Camp Spring 100 T 01/03/20 Old concrete trough. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Brem Spring 0 S 01/03/20 Old spring box, no operational trough. Will need to dig hole for purification. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)  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 ?.? 01/03/20 Flowing nicely, water clear..  Red-legged frog habitat; do not disturb. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708) 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. (Report by Sue V702) Archival photo.
Clark Spring 100 S 01/03/20 There was some standing water but it was entirely overgrown with algae. 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 at. Seeping. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708) Photo by Larry Fitterer.
Coit Horse Camp Trough #1  (Along Coit Road) 100 T 11/03/20 Water in trough is clear.  Tank full. 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.  (Report by Sue V702)
Coit Horse Camp Trough #2  (Along Coit Springs Trail) 50 F 07/23/20 Clear with some algae.  (Report by Paul V708)
Coit Spring (Near steel storage tank on Coit SpringsTrail west of Cross Canyon Trail) 100 T

07/23/20 

Full, covered by algae but clear below. (Report by Paul V708) 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 0.75

03/01/20 

The Stevenson Wilderness Expedition reports "Flowing slowly but trough is full". (Posted by Paul V708) Photo 02/22/18.
Doe Spring 100 T 10/21/20 Trough is full and clear. (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 0 0.0 11/03/20 Spring box destroyed during fire and needs to be replaced. Trough empty. (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

11/03/20

Spring box mostly destroyed in the fire but water is still able to make it to the trough. Needs to be repaired.  Water clear but lots of vegetation. Caution; also a RLF habitat; do not clean trough.  (Report by Sue V702)
Elderberry Spring 100 T

02/22/20

Slow trickle coming in but trough full and clear.  (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Chris V837)
Fern Spring 100 V 10/21/20 Trough is being filled by valve from storage. Water clear. (Report by Sue V702)
Grapevine Spring - Lower 100 ?.? 07/16/20 Flowing well and covered with duck weed.   Water clear. (Report by Paul V708)
Grapevine Spring - Upper 100 ?.? 07/16/20 Flowing well, some water weeds. Water clear.  (Report by Paul V708)
Hatch Spring 100 ?.? 01/03/20 Strong flow. Runs on ground, no basin or trough. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
HQ Spring 100 ?.? 01/22/20 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 0.4

11/03/20

Light stream in. Covered with algal mat, water is clear beneath.  (Report by Sue V702)  
Lion Spring 100 ?.?

01/03/20

Full, clear and flowing. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708) Photo 01/23/16
Live Oak Spring Trough 100 1.5

10/20/20 

Trough is fed by lower spring box and also partially by water from upper spring box. New storage tank for upper spring installed October 2020 with faucet for drawing off water to filter or otherwise treat. (Report by Sue V702)
Live Oak Spring NA 3.0 10/20/20 Spring performing as expected.  (Report by Sue V702)
Lost Spring 100 T 07/26/20 Park visitor Walter D reports "Trough is full and mostly clear. Trickle flowing". (Posted by Paul V708)
Middle Steer Ridge Spring NA ?.? 01/03/20 Spring is flowing again and is probably worthy of repair. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
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 0.3 11/05/20 Decent flow.  Located along Bowl Trail 0.15 mile west of Willson Camp. (Reported by Sue V702)
Monument Spring 100 0.6

01/11/20 1:00 PM

Good flow and trough full and clear. This secluded spring issues forth from beneath a ponderosa pine tree. Located across Hobbs Rd. from the Sierra View Spring.  (Report  by Paul V708)
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 11/05/20 System is functioning properly. Serves this faucet, cabin and the horse trough with float valve. Source is Live Oak Spring. (Posted by Sue V702)
Pacheco Camp trough in camp 85 F 11/05/20 Float valve. Water in trough flowing clear, critter stick in place. Functioning properly. Water shut off for winter. (Report Sue V702)
Pacheco Camp trough by the road 100 1.0

11/05/20 

Full and 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.. (Report by Sue V702)
0_070817pajahuellospring Pajahuello Spring 100 T

11/20/20

Park visitor Tommy T reports full and clear.  (Posted by Sue V702) 
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 0 V 10/21/20

Unable to prime pump at this time. Need parts. Water pumped in is clear but you might need to prime the pump. 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 10 T 08/06/20 Park visitor Jason G reports: "Damp with a small amount of water in the stone basin". (Posted by Paul V708)
0 041419RatSpring Rat Spring 100 T 01/03/20 Full, clear (some weeds growing at the bottom of the basin). 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 under the trees. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
0 031919RattlesnakeSpring "Rattlesnake Spring" NA T 02/18/20 Fair-sized pool in basin. Located at the end of Rattlesnake Trail off Wagon Road. Undeveloped; spring symbol is on park map but not named. One clear pool plus several pig wallows. Next water source is Kelly Lake approximately 1.7 trail miles distant. (Report by Paul V708)
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 1 T 01/03/20 Spring has moist mud in the basin.  Basin need to be repaired. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708) Archival photo.
Sada's Spring 100 2.5 02/02/20  Flowing. (Report by Diane V729)
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 T

01/11/20 10:00 AM

Full. Fairly clear, some leaf litter. Red-legged frog habitat; do not disturb.  (Report  by Paul V708)
Spike Jones Spring 100 T 01/03/20 Water in trough has milky appearance.  Critter stick put back in place.  (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Sturla Domida Spring (Burra Burra) 100 1.0  01/23/20 New trough installed, water clear.  Old trough has a mat of water plants.   Located southwest of Burra Burra Peak. Old road leads to it from the north by 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  (Report by Paul V708)
Sturla Dowdy Spring 100 ?.? 01/03/20 Running well. Located down Mack's Corral Trail at 1300 foot elevation. UTM 645806E 4109109N. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Sulphur Spring (Pond) (Pacheco Creek Basin) 80 N/A 01/03/20 Moderate size pool of water. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708) Photo by Paul V708.
Timm Spring - Lower 100 T 01/03/20 Trickle.  Needs to be cleaned of leaves. (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
Timm Spring - Upper 100 T 02/13/20 Good flow and clear. Critter stick replaced. Overflow needs inlet tube.  (Report by Paul V708)
Tin Cup Spring 0 T 01/03/20
Basin full. 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  (Report by park visitor Manfred K posted by Paul V708)
White Tank Spring 100 T 10/29/20 Lots of algae but water clear, critter stick in place. Tank 3/4 full. (Report by Sue V702)
0 WillowRidgeSpring Willow Ridge Spring 100 D 10/17/20 Spring box damaged in the SCU Fire and needs to be replaced. Trough is fill but barely dripping. Outflow pipe badly bruned.  (Posted by Sue V702)
Willson Camp faucet NA NA 11/05/20 Strong flow at faucet. Willson Camp faucet handle screw is missing. It works but the handle falls off pretty easily. Non-potable water available at camp faucet west of restroom.  Source is "Quartz Spring".  (Posted by Sue V702)  Photo 10/20/12 by V708.
Willson Camp Hillside Spring 100 T

11/05/20

Water clear. North of the camp. Spring box and piping repaired this day and trough cleaned. (Reported by Sue V702)
Willson Camp Quartz Spring 100 0.3

11/05/20

Water clear.  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.  (Report by Sue V702)
Windmill Water Trough 100 10/21/20 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. The big green trough is full and the smaller trough will start filling when the wind comes up. (Reported by Sue V702) Photo 10/12/09
Woodchopper Spring Trough 100 F 07/23/20 Water clear but a little duckweed. (Report by Paul V708)
Woodchopper Spring NA T

07/23/20

Good flow for this late in the season.  (Report by Paul V708)

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