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Location and Overview

Coe Ranch Campground is located in Henry W. Coe State Park, which is situated in the northern California's Diablo Range, in Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties. This park is the largest state park in northern California and offers a variety of outdoor activities including camping, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and wildlife viewing.

Campground Features

Coe Ranch Campground typically offers amenities such as:

  • Campsites with picnic tables and fire rings
  • Restrooms with flush toilets
  • Potable water nearby
  • No hook-ups for RVs, but RVs are welcome within length limits
  • Accessibility for people with disabilities (some sites and facilities)

Note: It is important to check the most current conditions and facilities as they can change or be affected by weather and park maintenance schedules.

Reservations and Fees

Reservations are often required, especially during peak seasons. These can be made through the California State Parks reservation system or by phone. There is a camping fee that varies according to the type of site and the number of people and vehicles.

Activities and Trails

The park has over 250 miles of trails ranging from easy to challenging, making it a hiking paradise. Trails lead to scenic points, ponds, and other natural features. The surrounding area of the park is home to a diverse array of wildlife and plants which is ideal for nature enthusiasts.

Climate and Best Time to Visit

The park's climate is Mediterranean with hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. The best time to visit is in the spring when the wildflowers are in bloom or in the fall when temperatures are more moderate.

Wildlife and Plants

Henry W. Coe State Park is known for its biodiversity. Visitors may see animals such as deer, coyotes, bobcats, and a variety of bird species. The plant life is also rich with different species of flowers, trees, and shrubs, particularly noteworthy during the spring wildflower display.

Park Regulations

  • Fire Safety: Due to high fire danger, there may be restrictions on wood and charcoal fires. Check the current conditions before your trip.
  • Wildlife: Feeding wildlife is prohibited, and it's important to store food properly to avoid attracting animals.
  • Leave No Trace: Visitors are expected to pack out all trash and follow the principles of Leave No Trace to preserve the park's natural state.

Access and Contact Information

Before setting out, it's a good idea to check with the park for the latest information on campground availability, road conditions, and park closures.

  • Contact: Henry W. Coe State Park can be contacted through their main office for detailed information.
  • Park Hours: Park and campground hours may vary, and some areas are subject to seasonal closures or restrictions.

Traveling Tips: Remember to plan and prepare accordingly for the remote nature of the park. Some areas, including Coe Ranch Campground, may be several miles from gas, food, and other services.

For the most current information and to make reservations, it's best to visit the California State Parks official website or directly contact the park management.

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