site: Coyote Lake

Coyote Lake

Description: Lake-side county park near Gilroy. A paved large lot with a bathroom.


From HWY101 South, take the Leavesley Ave exit. Go east past the outlet stores. Take a left turn onto New Avenue. After approximately 0.5 miles, turn right onto Roop Rd. The road narrows and winds up the hill. After approximately 3 miles, turn left into Coyote Lake Park. If rangers are at the gate or office, stop and let them know that you are with the astronomy group and plan to observe that night. There is a day use fee, but we are not required to pay for nighttime observing. Drive through the park until you come to the paved parking lot by the boat ramp, approximately 2 miles from the Fee Collection Booth. This is the observing site.

GPS Location:,-121.542993&z=15&t=h&hl=en-US&gl=US&mapclient=apiv3

Elevation: 970 ft.

Clear Sky Clock: Coyote Lake Clear Sky Clock

Weather: Coyote Lake NOAA Weather

Owner: Santa Clara County

Use Policy: Public Access. Anyone can use it for observing at night. No reservations are required