Coyote Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
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About Coyote Lake
A majestic artificial lake in Santa Clara County, impounded by Coyote Dam, a 140-foot high, 980-foot long, earth and rock dam built in 1936. It holds 23,244 acre feet of water when full. It is the second largest reservoir owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Power boating, jetskiing, waterskiing, sailing, canoeing/kayaking and fishing are all allowed in the reservoir. It has two docks, a 3-lane concrete ramp, paved parking and a restroom.
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Anderson Lake County Park
11.3km from Coyote Lake
This is an artificial lake in Morgan Hill, located in southern Santa Clara County The 4,275 acre Anderson Park also features the Coyote Creek Parkway multiple use trails, the Jackson Ranch historic park site, the Moses L. Rosendin Park, and the Burnett Park area. It provides limited fishing, picnicking, and hiking activities. Although swimming is prohibited, boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing are permitted in the reservoir.
Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
12.66km from Coyote Lake
This is a horticulture themed amusement park located in Gilroy. The 536-acre theme park is owned by the city of Gilroy and operated by Cedar Fair; it features over 40 rides and attractions and is known for its Circus Trees, created by Axel Erlandson. It is one of the iconic attraction in this area.
Martin Ranch Winery
16.43km from Coyote Lake
A beautiful winery which was located in the Santa Cruz Mountains. They produce a rich and silky red wine that is made under their Thèrése Vineyards label, named after winery co-owner Thèrése Martin.
Mt. Madonna County Park
18.17km from Coyote Lake
This is one of the most majestic of Santa Clara County's regional park and recreation areas. This 3,688 acre park is dominated by the redwood forest so characteristic of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. The park offers hiking and equestrian activities along its 14-mile trail system, as well as an archery range and an amphitheater. Facilities for picnicking and overnight camping are also provided.
Calero County Park
21.86km from Coyote Lake
This majestic 4,471 acre park is nestled in the eastern foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Two distinct areas define this park: Calero reservoir, which offers a host of water-oriented recreational activities, and the adjoining "back country" which reveals to the visitor California Oak woodland, chaparral, riparian plant communities and associated wildlife habitats.The back country offers 18.9 miles of trails available to hikers and equestrians.
Santa Teresa County Park
25.81km from Coyote Lake
Santa Teresa County Park is an 1,674-acre park in the Santa Teresa neighborhood of San Jose. It is rich in history, offers spectacular views from its trails above the Almaden and Santa Clara Valleys. The secluded upland valleys of the park provide a quiet interlude for exploring the natural environment minutes away from the surrounding developed areas.The park offers over 17 miles of unpaved trails for equestrian, hiking and bicycle use.
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Home to Silicon Valley, Santa Clara County is an economic center for high technology and has the third highest GDP per capita in the world. The county's concentration of wealth, primarily due to the tech industry, has made it the most affluent county on the West Coast of the United States and one of the most affluent places in America.