With spectacular views of the South Bay, this is a must-see piece of the iconic Northern California landscape.
Keep an eye out for the elusive bald eagle, which has been spotted here. You may also spot salamanders, black tailed deer, and wild pigs.
Coyote Lake Harvey Bear Ranch is a 6,695 acre regional recreation area located in Gilroy, CA. Over 33 miles of trails wind through the park, and can be enjoyed by hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers. The visitor center provides exhibits about the local wildlife, including live animals native to the park. Interpretive programs are offered year-round, and campfire programs are offered on Saturday evenings. The Lakeview Campground contains 73 reservable sites for those wishing to spend the night.
The 449 acre Coyote Lake is home to the rare western pond turtle, California tiger salamander, and many other reptiles and amphibians, along with numerous fish including black bass, bluegill, black crappie and Eurasian carp. Boating, jet-skiing, sailing, and fishing are just some of the opportunities for fun. Swimming is not allowed, however.