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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 09/04/21 Flowing, full, clear. After filtering, water has no smell and tastes good. Faucet is no longer operational. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720)
Arnold Spring (Springs Trail) NA 0

06/19/21

Dry. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Steve V797) Photo 05/27/13 by V708.
Bear Spring 100 T

09/03/21

Full, steady trickle, a little algae in the basin. Full and flowing in downstream circular cement tank as well. Spring boxes are red-legged frog habitat, do not disturb. (Posted by by Sue V702 as reported by visitor Godfrey L.)
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 .25 09/18/21
Full and clear. Muddy seeps to the left of the box. Pigs wallowing around site. Spring is a little hard to find but the location is 37.208179, -121.502647. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720)
Blue Tank Spring 100 0.1

09/04/21

Full and with moderate algae. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by visitor Godfrey L.)
Board Spring 100 1.0 09/22/21 Full and mostly clear with some algae. (Reported by Sue V702)  Photo 02/24/14 by Sue V702
Bowl Spring 100 0.5

08/18/21

Full, clear flowing. Caution; RLF habitat, do not clean trough without approval.  (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Art V815)
Brem Horse Camp Spring 100 T 07/27/21 Full. Old concrete trough. (Reported by Sue V702)
Brem Spring 100 1.0 07/27/21 Full and clear. (Reported Sue V702)  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 1.1 07/27/21 Full with some algae. Red-legged frog habitat; do not disturb. (Reported by Sue V702) Photo May 2014 by Paul V708.
Caviata Spring 100 T

09/04/21

Full with a good trickle of water and a little algae. Red-legged frog habitat; do not disturb area. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by visitor Godfrey L.) 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) 0 0.0 09/23/21 No flow and trough is empty. Tank Full. This trough is fed through a series of storage tanks with water from Coit Spring.  (Reported by Sue V702)
Coit Horse Camp Trough #2  (Along Coit Springs Trail) 100 F 09/23/21 Full with some algae. Tank almost full. It will take several days for the tank to refill. Do NOT turn any of the valves at this location or any other spring. (Reported by Sue V702)
Coit Spring (Near steel storage tank on Coit SpringsTrail west of Cross Canyon Trail) 100 T

09/23/21

Full. 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 0 0.0

09/14/21

Empty and dry, no flow. Water quality warning sign missing. (Reported by Sue V702) Photo 02/22/18.

Doe Spring 100 T 09/07/21 Trough is full with a steady trickle. (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 07/27/21 Trough and spring box dry. (Reported 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

07/27/21

Clear and full. Caution; also a RLF habitat; do not clean trough.  (Reported by Sue V702)
Elderberry Spring 0 0.0

07/31/21

Dry. Critter stick in place. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by visitor Aaron F.)
Fern Spring 100 V 09/24/21 Full. Some yellow jackets. Critter stick in place. Water clear with some water plants. This trough is being filled manually now. (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 F 09/14/21 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 S 09/11/21

Water seeping from the hillside, puddle about 1 foot wide, 2 feet long, 2 inch deep. Numerous deer trails lead to the spring and sediments seem to be disturbed by animals. To get water, use small cup to scoop some water, let sediments settle, use  some cloth to pre-filter. After filtering water is clear, has no smell or taste. 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. Location is 37.219364, -121.523650. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720)

James Spring 100 T

07/27/21

Full and mostly clear with some algae. Cement trough is empty. Reported by Sue V702)  
Lion Spring 100 D

08/21/21

Full and clear with a slow drip. Critter stick is floating loose. Trough is rather hidden by overgrowth. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by visitors Katie, Luigi & Daria) Photo 01/23/16
Live Oak Spring Trough 100 1.5

08/13/21

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. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720)
Live Oak Spring NA 2.0 07/06/21 Spring performing as expected. (Reported by Sue V702)
Lost Spring 100 0.4 09/07/21
Full, flowing. Some vegetation at the bottom of the basin.
Critter stick attached to trough this date. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Art V815)
Middle Steer Ridge Spring NA S 05/17/21 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. Location is 37.085522, -121.443556. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Rick V701)
Mississippi Horse Camp Trough 100 F 07/27/21 Water clear.  (Report by Sue V702) Photo 05/03/13 by V708.
Mississippi Horse Camp Spring NA 0.07

07/27/21

Tank full and overflowing into trough. (Report by Sue V702) Photo 02/24/14.
Mistletoe Spring 95 0 08/15/21 Trough almost full with no inflow, 3 inches below the rim. Might be dripping at night when it is cooler. Located along Bowl Trail 0.15 mile west of Willson Camp. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720)
Monument Spring 100 D

09/14/21

Full. Clear. No flow. Could be dripping at night. No critter stick. 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 09/23/21 Working fine. Serves this faucet, cabin and the horse trough with float valve. Source is Live Oak Spring. (Reported by Sue V702)
Pacheco Camp trough in camp 100 F 09/23/21 The trough is full with some algae. (Reported by Sue V702)
Pacheco Camp trough by the road 100 1.0

09/23/21 

Full with some algae. 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 D

09/18/21

Full, slow drip, vegetation on the bottom of the basin. Ground wet to the left and right of spring box but the box has very little water in it, maybe 1/4 inch. Critter stick in place. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720) 
Phegley Spring 100 T 09/07/21 New spring box and trough installed. Spring symbol shown on map. (Reported by Sue V702)
0_090716phegleywell Phegley Well 0 V 09/24/21

 Will not prime. Well may be dry for the summer. 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. It is filled with a hand pump.  (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 0.6 09/11/21

Full and clear. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Elena V720)

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 0.1

07/31/21

Full with a trickle coming in. A large log serves as critter stick. Water is brownish.Red-legged frog habitat; do not disturb.  (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by7 Steve V797)
Spike Jones Spring 0 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 1.0 08/05/21 Full and clear. Located down Mack's Corral Trail at 1300 foot elevation. UTM 645806E 4109109N. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Eric V780)
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 D 09/18/21 Full and clean. Slow drip. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Art V815)
Timm Spring - Upper 75 D 09/18/21 Trough is slowly refilling after being sanitized. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Art V815)
Tin Cup Spring 100 S 09/04/21
Water seeps from the hillside into the spring. Basin nearly full. Bottom of the basin is dirt, so need a small cup to scoop the water out. After filtering, water has no smell and tastes good. Ground wet near the spring, with numerous evidence of cows. 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 F 09/23/21 Tank 1/2 full. Trough full. Lots of algae but water clear underneath, critter stick in place. (Reported by Sue V702)
0 WillowRidgeSpring Willow Ridge Spring 0 0 08/08/21 Trough dry. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by visitor)
Willson Camp faucet NA NA 08/15/21 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 Elena V720)  Photo 10/20/12 by V708.
Willson Camp Hillside Spring 100 0.2

08/15/21

Clear trough some algae, very clear water. North of the camp. (Posted by Sue V702 as reported by Lena V720)
Willson Camp Quartz Spring 100 0.4

08/15/21

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 Elena V720)

Windmill Water Trough 100 09/24/21 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 full. Both troughs have some yellow jackets. (Reported by Sue V702) Photo 10/12/09
Woodchopper Spring Trough 100 F 09/14/21

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

Woodchopper Spring NA 0.0

09/14/21

Box is dry but tank is mostly full. (Reported by Sue V702)

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