Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch County Park spreads over nearly 7,000 acres in the hills east of Gilroy. Visitors to the park enjoy 450-acre Coyote Lake for boating, waterskiing, and fishing. The lake is known for its black bass as well as bluegill, crappie, and Eurasian carp. Wildlife abounds in the area with sightings of deer, turkeys, and a wide variety of birds common. Mountain bikers, hikers, and horseback riders enjoy miles of trails. No swimming is permitted in the lake.
Lakeview Campground has 73 sites for RVs, trailers, and tents along the southwestern side of the lake. Of those sites, 18 have water and electric hook-ups. Campsites are among widely scattered oaks in open grassy areas beside the lake. Campsites lack privacy.
Note: There are entry and launch reservation fees for watercraft along with inspections fees. See Santa Clara County Park Fees. The lake is closed to all boating from mid-October to mid-April.
Lakeview Campground also has a Group Campsite.
|Location:||Coyote Reservoir Rd., (take the Leavesley Rd. exit off Hwy. 101 in Gilroy)|
|Mileage from gateway cities:||Gilroy - 8 miles
San Jose - 35 miles
|Camping season:||open year-round|
|Number of Sites:||73|
|Max. People per Site:||8 (including children)|
|Vehicles per Site:||2|
|Pets:||On leash, attended, maximum of 2|
|Operated by||Santa Clara County Parks|
|Park Office:||(408) 842-7800|
|Reservations Required:||year-round, a maximum of 2 campsites may be reserved by any one person|
|Maximum Vehicle Length:||30 feet|
|Wheelchair Accessible Sites:||#69, accessible parking and facilities|
|Fees:||Standard sites - $30 per night
RV hook-up sites - $40
(25% discount on all sites November through February)
|Reservations:||Coyote Lake Campground Reservations|
|Check-in, check-out:||3:00 PM, 1:00 PM|
|Lakeview Campground Amenities|
|Campsites:||Picnic table, food locker, fire ring|
|Campground:||restrooms with flush toilets, tap water, amphitheater|
|Campground Map:||Lakeview Campground Map|
|Nearby attractions:||Visitor Center, boat launch ramps, trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding|
Lakeview Campground's group site has space for up to 40 people and 9 vehicles. The earliest check-in on day of arrival is 3:00 PM and latest check-out time on day of departure is 1:00 PM. Each of the group campsites has a picnic table and a BBQ pit and/or fire ring. Youth groups must be chaperoned by at least 1 adult for every 10 children.