Welcome to Coyote Lake - Harvey Bear Ranch County Park, this 6,695 acre regional recreation area, nestled in the hills east of Gilroy, CA, features a 449 acre lake for fishing and boating. Coyote Lake has a “world-class” population of black bass, as well as bluegill, black crappie, and Eurasian carp. Both powered and non-powered vessels can ply the waters of the lake.
In compliance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ('ADA'),the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its programs, services, or activities. The Department will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disability have an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs, services, facilities, and activities. If you need assistance with an ADA request, please contact our ADA Coordinator.
Hours and Fees
The park is open year-round for general day use from 8 am to sunset. The lake closes to boating each day 30 minutes before sunset. The park is open for "shoreline fishing only" 24-hours a day.
Vehicle entry fees are collected year-round. Fees are required for camping. Fees are also required for boating and boating inspections. Fees are posted at the entrance kiosk.
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