Coe Ranch Campground

Henry W. Coe State Park

Henry Coe State Park

Henry Coe State Park campsite, Santa Clara County, CA

Henry Coe State Park Campground

Henry W. Coe State Park Area
Attractions and Activities

Key State Park Regulations

  1. Tents and other equipment must confined to the space assigned.
  2. Quiet Hours: 10:00 PM to 6:00 AM. No generators from 8:00 PM to 10:00 AM.
  3. Dogs must be kept on leash, always attended, and confined to vehicle or tent at night. Dogs are not allowed on backcountry trails.
  4. Bicycles are not allowed in the wilderness area, but there are about 64,000 acres open to mountain bikes. Check with park rangers.

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Santa Clara County Parks

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San Benito County

Coe Ranch Campground

Henry W. Coe State Park covers more than 87,000 acres of mostly undeveloped hills and ridges in southern Santa Clara County. Visitors to the park enjoy exploring 250 miles of trails. Many trails are open to mountain bikers and horseback riders. Backpackers set off into the Orestimba Wilderness. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including mule deer, elk, bobcats, mountain lions, feral pigs, and foxes.

Coe Ranch Campground has 19 sites, each with a picnic table and a firepit with a grill grate. When fire danger is high, campsite fires may be prohibited, but the use of camp stoves would likely still be allowed. The campground has vault toilets, but nearby at the Visitor Center are flush toilets, sinks, and mirrors. Nine of the campsites at Coe Ranch Campground can accommodate small RVs, trailers, and tents. Eight of the sites are designated for tents only. Ramadas are provided for sites without natural shade.

Coe Park has two horse camps and a number of backcountry horse camps. The Headquarters Horsecamp, however, has been closed because of parking congestion around the visitor center area.

The park also has a number of backcountry group camps which require hikes of 2 to 4 miles to reach.

Campground Basics
Location: E. Dunne Ave. exit from Hwy. 101 in Morgan Hill, follow E. Dunne 13 miles to park (last 10 miles narrow and winding)
Elevation: 2,660 feet
Mileage from gateway city: Morgan Hill - 13 miles (30 minute drive)
San Jose - 35 miles
Number of Sites: 19
Open - Closed: open year-round
Max. People per Site: 8 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 and 1 legally towed vehicle (additional vehicles $8)
Pets: On leash, always attended
Operated by California State Parks
Park Information: (408) 779-2728

Reservations available: Reservations available year-round; unreserved campsites are available first-come, first-served
Booking Window: Reservations can be made from 2 days up to 7 months in advance of arrival date. New dates are made available in 1-month blocks on the first of each month.
Maximum RV/Trailer Length: RVs - 22 feet
Trailers - 20 feet
Accessible Sites: #3, accessible facilities
Fees: $20 per night
Hike & Bike - $5 per person per night
Online Reservations at ReserveCalifornia: Henry W. Coe State Park Campground Reservations
or call (800) 444-PARK (7275) between 8 AM and 6 PM
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, check-out Noon

Coe Ranch Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, firepit; no hook-ups
Campground: Vault toilets, tap water
Campground Map: Coe Ranch Campground Map
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Pine Ridge Ranch buildings, visitor center, miles and miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding

ReserveCalifornia Reservations Tips

California State Parks' new reservation system - ReserveCalifornia - now allows campers "to make reservations 6 months to the day in advance of their arrival date." For example, on January 1 reservations can be made for stays beginning on July 1. In the past, reservations were released in one-month blocks. Now it is day by day. For months with fewer days than the month 6 months away, reservations for the remaining days will be released in a small cluster on the first of the next month. For example, on March 1 (because February is a short month) you can make reservations for stays beginning August 29-31. Read details at ReserveCalifornia.

Horse Camps

Blue Oak Horse Camp and Coit Camp can be accessed with horse trailers, but there are significant limitations at both sites. A number of backcountry horse camps are found throughout the park. For more detailed information about horse camps in the park see The Pine Ridge Association - Horse Camping at Henry Coe.
or call the park - (408) 779-2728

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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