Henry W. Coe SP

State Park

Henry W. Coe State Park is open and operating.  Campsite reservations are available at Campsite Reservations  For further information about park system campsite reservations and fees visit Reservations and Fees

Dowdy Ranch Entrance

Open Saturday April 5th, 2014! 

Notice:  BackCountry Weekend is cancelled due to the rain.  The wet weather has made the road too slick to drive on safely.   We apologize for the late notice.

The Dowdy Ranch Entrance is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the 2014 season from April 4th until September 14th. Check the Dowdy entrance page for more information.  The road to Dowdy can be closed due to wet weather causing unsafe road conditions. 
Please see the Dowdy Ranch Entrance webpage on this site for more information.

Coe Park is the largest state park in northern California of wild open spaces. The terrain of the park is rugged, varied and beautiful, with lofty ridges and steep canyons.

Once the home of Ohlone Indians, the park is now home to a fascinating variety of plants and animals, including the elusive Mountain Lion. Within Coe Park are the headwaters of Coyote Creek, long stretches of Pacheco and Orestimba creeks and a wilderness area.

The park is open year-round for hikers, mountain bikers, backpackers, equestrians, car campers, picnickers, photographers, and people who simply like to visit parks.

Due to extremely dry conditions at the park, Wood and Charcoal Fires are NOT allowed at the park as of 1/15/2014.  Ground Fires are never allowed at the park.  Gas stoves are allowed.


Dogs are allowed in the Coe Ranch campground, paved roads and one trail that connects the Visitor Center to the parking lot off of E. Dunne Ave.  Dogs are not allowed at Manzanita Point, Blue Oak Horse Camp, and Poverty Flat Group Campsites.  Dogs are also not not allowed at the Hunting Hollow or Dowdy Ranch entrances or on any other trails within the park.

For more information click images below.

 Image of camping                Image of mountain biker               Image of hiker                  Image of fishing
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·Park Information

  • Hours of Operation:

    Park entrances are open around the clock, every day of the year.

  • Park Office Telephone:

    (408) 779-2728

  • Region

    Central Coast


    Santa Clara

  • Max Camper Length:

    22 Feet

    Max Trailer Length

    20 Feet

  • Purchase Annual Passes

Click on the name of the entrance below for directions, hours and general information.

East Dunne Entrance / Visitor Center

Hunting Hollow Entrance

Dowdy Ranch Entrance

Park Fees





Henry W. Coe State Park
9000 E. Dunne Ave.
Morgan Hill, CA 95037-6549