Coyote Lake Campground is an oak covered campground and is one of the few spots in the bay area that offers lakeside camping, with several campsites located on a bluff that overlooks the lake. Coyote Lake itself, is located just over the hill from US Highway 101, in a long and narrow canyon, and is stocked with bass, bluegill, can crappie.
Coyote Lake Campground has 74 RV-friendly campsites. Each campsite includes a picnic table, food locker, fire ring, and access to bathrooms, drinking water, and a boat ramp. Motorized boats are allowed on Coyote Lake, but swimming is not.
Coyote Lake Campground – Bottom Line
Coyote Lake Campground offers some of the only campsites in the bay area that overlook a lake, and also is known for some of the best bass fishing in the bay area. However, if you are a tent camper, be prepared to be surrounded by RV’s, as this is very much an RV-friendly campground, in fact, campsites, 1-18 are RV only campsites with partial hookups. Wildlife at Coyote Lake is abundant, including feral pigs, mountain lion, coyote, deer, and more, be sure to secure your food properly.
Coyote Lake Campground Features
|Number of Campsites:||74 Campsites|
|RV/Trailer Length:||30 Feet|
|RV/Trailer Amenities:||Partial Hookups|
|Cell Phone Service:||Possible with most carriers|
|Operating Season:||Campground open year-round|
|Address:||10840 Coyote Reservoir Rd.
Gilroy, CA 95020
|Geo Coordinates:||37.081480, -121.530629|
|Nearest City/Town:||Gilroy, California|
|Location:||Santa Clara County, California|
|Paved Road Access:||Yes|
|Proximity to Stores:||Gilroy, CA is 10 miles away|
|Directions:||From U.S. Highway 101 in Gilroy, take the Leavesley Road exit. Proceed east on Leavesley Road 2 miles to New Avenue. Proceed north on New Avenue .5 miles to Roop Road. Proceed 3.5 miles east on Roop Road into the foothills past the Mendoza Ranch entrance. Turn left into the park and proceed one mile north to the Coyote Lake Campground entrance station and visitor center.|
Camping Supply List
|Web:||Coyote Lake County Park Website||Twitter:|
|Reservations:||Online Campsite Reservations|
When To Go
Tuesday 03/19 10%
High 69° / Low 49°
Generally cloudy. High 69F. Winds SSW at 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday 03/20 70%
High 56° / Low 44°
A steady rain in the morning. Showers continuing in the afternoon. High 56F. Winds SSW at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%.
Thursday 03/21 10%
High 61° / Low 45°
Partly cloudy skies. High 61F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Friday 03/22 80%
High 61° / Low 46°
Chance of Rain
Cloudy with occasional light rain in the afternoon. High 61F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80%.
Saturday 03/23 20%
High 63° / Low 40°
A few clouds early, otherwise mostly sunny. High 63F. Winds WNW at 10 to 15 mph.
Sunday 03/24 10%
High 68° / Low 45°
Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 68F. Winds SSE at 5 to 10 mph.
What To Do
Hiking – There are several miles of hiking trails available and directly accessible from the Coyote Lake Campground
Water sports – Coyote Lake offers access for boating, fishing, waterskiing, canoeing, and kayaking