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Took my family camping and saw nothing but rangers arguing with other campers or giving tickets. Actually had a ranger come into our campfire at night and tell my kids to be careful with sticks they were playing with. My kids are now scared of rangers. Too bad it could be a good place for family camping. Says David W. (Thu, 14 Jul 2011)

Love this park. It's a gem in Gilroy. Love the rangers too; they keep the rift raft out. If you want hiking or wildlife, this is the park. Great trails to hike or bike, and the wildlife is like none I have seen before: wild turkeys, deer, boars, coons, owls, hawks. We
    have even seen a bald eagle on a branch over the shore. This is truly the best park around. Says Squirrel

I had a lot of good times camping here.
Had also some disappointments with the rangers.
In some occasions, they
 got really mean without good reason.
But I've got to say, Coyote Lake is where I've seen the most wild life out of all the places I've been camping (not counting the cows). Says William Poulin

Too many rangers! The current system for reservations and first come basis has a lot to be desired as it appears that it lacks the required coordination. We were directed to a site by a ranger for a 3 night stay when another ranger on our last night told us that we would have to move due to the fact that someone else had reserved our site.  Two rangers per vehicle and two or three trucks patrolling is way over kill.  One or two rangers would be sufficent to keep campers in line.  Our state
could certainly utilize the excess personnel to help keep some of our other camps open.  Dogs are NOT allowed to swim in the lake without a leash.  Also, swimming not allowed.. but water sports are?  So, if you're water skiing and you fall can you swim?  No, I guess you drown.   I would not recommend this campground! Says Duane B

You can catch some big bass and trout here! Says Mimi


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Other campgrounds near Coyote Lake Park, California:

   Gilroy Garlic USA RV Park, Gilroy, 5 miles away
   The Garlic Farm RV Park Travel Center and RV Wash, Gilroy, 6 miles away
   Henry W. Coe State Park, Santa Clara, 7 miles away
   Maple Leaf Park, Morgan Hill, 8 miles away
   Morgan Hill RV Resort and Campground, Morgan Hill, 9 miles away
   Oak Dell Park, Morgan Hill, 10 miles away
   Morgan Hill, Morgan Hill, 10 miles away
   Thousand Trails Resorts, Morgan Hill, 10 miles away
   Betabel RV Resort, San Juan Bautista, 10 miles away
   Uvas Pines RV Park, Morgan Hill, 10 miles away

Paddling Rivers Near Coyote Lake Park, California:

   Coyote Creek, Santa Clara County, 4 miles away
      Class II - 4.9 miles long (Gilroy Hot Springs Road to Coyote Reservoir)

   Arroyo Valle River, Santa Clara/ Alameda County, 16 miles away
      Class IV - 28 miles long (Mt. Hamilton to Del Valle Reservoir)

   Arroyo Hondo River, Santa Clara County, 23 miles away
      Class V - 8 miles long (Kincaid Road to Calaveras Reservoir)

   Arroyo Mocho River, Alameda County, 29 miles away
      Class IV-V+ - 8 miles long (Above Waterfalls to Mines Road bridge)

Public Lands near Coyote Lake Park, California:

   Pinnacles National Monument, Paicines - CA, 45 miles away
   Henry W. Coe State Park, California, 9 miles away

   San Juan Bautista State Park, California, 12 miles away

   Fremont Peak State Park, California, 17 miles away

   Hollister Hills State Park, California, 17 miles away

   Zmudowski State Beach, California, 23 miles away

Golf Courses Near Coyote Lake Park, California:

   San Martin Driving Range, San Martin, 5 miles away

   Institute Golf Course, Morgan Hill, 5 miles away

   Gavilan Golf Course, Gilroy, 6 miles away

   Eagle Ridge Golf Club, Gilroy, 7 miles away

   Gilroy Golf Course, Gilroy, 8 miles away

Lakes Near Coyote Lake Park, California:

   Coyote Lake, Santa Clara County, 3 miles away

   Anderson Lake, Santa Clara County, 9 miles away

Current weather conditions and forecast for Coyote Lake Park, California
Local climate location: LOS GATOS 5 miles away

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