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Larry’s Blog: Henry Coe State Park

This is one of the more remote California State Campgrounds, as it’s off the beaten path but fairly close — located near Morgan Hill off the 101 Freeway.

To get there, take Highway 41 towards Fresno, turn right on Highway 145 and then north on Highway 99.

Then, take Highway 152 all the way to Gilroy, passing the San Luis Lake reservoir. Next, take 101 Highway north and exit at Dunne Avenue in Morgan Hill, and head toward Anderson Lake.

Steep windy road but our 22-foot motorhome did just fine.

Henry Coe State park is the largest state park in Northern California with over 87,000 acres of wide open spaces.  The terrain of the park is hilly, rugged, varied with ridges and steep canyons.  It’s home to a variety of plants and animals included the elusive mountain lion.

It also contains the headwaters of Coyote Creek, long stretches of the Pacheco and Orestimba Creeks and a large 34,300 acre wilderness area. — Henry Coe State Park

Park is open year round for fishing, hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, camping, picnickers, photographers and people who simply like to visit state parks.

Photo credits: Henry Coe State Park, S. Stillman, Larry Langley


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