Joseph D. Grant Park Campgrounds
Joseph D. Grant Park covers 10,882 acres in the hills east of San Jose. The summit of Mt. Hamilton is 11 miles farther up the road. Hikers and horseback riders especially enjoy the park with its 51 miles of trails. Mountain bikers are permitted on over 75% of the trails. Leashed dogs are permitted on the trails. Anglers gather around Grant Lake, fishing for bass, bluegill and other species.
Free Star Parties are offered once a month by the Halls Valley Astronomical Group at the Halley Hill Observatory Area or Telescope Row near the campground.
Joseph D. Grant Park has 2 main family campgrounds - Snell Campground and Halls Valley Campground.
Snell Campground has 18 campsites while Halls Valley Campground has 22. Snell Campground is closed in the winter. All the sites can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. Most sites are well separated and have good shade.
Grant Park Campground also has Equestrian Campsites and Youth and Group Campsites.
Grant Park Group Campsites
Grant Park has a group camp at sites #19 and #20 which can accommodate up to 40 people and 8 vehicles. The camping fee is $140 per night. Group campsites have picnic tables and a BBQ pit and/or fire ring. Fires are not permitted on the ground. Wood gathering is not permitted. Fires in BBQ pits must be kept beneath the grate.
Grant Park also has a Youth Group Camping Area known as Woodlands. The site can accommodate up to 200 people. The fee is $365 per night. The gates close at sunset and there is no re-entry until morning.
Qualifying Youth Groups can receive a 50% discount. See Group Camping.
Reservations: Grant Park Group Campsite Reservations