The Lexington Reservoir boat launch ramp will be temporarily closed on May 16 and 17 in order to restripe the parking lot. Absent unforeseen difficulties, the launch ramp will re-open for public use on May 18, 2013.
Boat Inspections to Start at Lexington Reservoir and Continue at Four Santa Clara County Reservoirs
Welcome to Lexington Reservoir County Park. This beautiful and scenic 914-acre park and reservoir is just minutes from the urban centers of Santa Clara County. The park includes the 475 acre man- made reservoir available for shoreline fishing. The County park is also part of a chain of parks and open spaces connected by the Bay Area Ridge Trail, which, when completed, will connect Sanborn with Almaden Quicksilver County Parks as well as Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve and other parks in the greater San Francisco Bay region.
Lexington Reservoir County Park is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains above the Town of Los Gatos. The reservoir and park are accessible from State Highway 17. From Santa Clara Valley, take the Bear Creek Road exit and proceed over the overpass and re-enter Highway 17 north. Take the Alma Bridge Road exit. From Santa Cruz, take the Alma Bridge Road exit. Follow Alma Bridge Road to reach the dam, boat launch area, Rowing Club, and Miller Point picnic area. To access the trails, please park in designated areas only. Public transit is available to Lexington Reservoir County Park.
Activities at the park center around the reservoir and trails. Boating is no longer allowed on the reservoir except by special permit (see link at top of page for more information). Swimming is also prohibited. The designated staging areas are located off Alma Bridge Road at the boat launch ramp and Miller Point day use area. The boat launch is located about 0.3 miles from the dam. Non-gas powered boats may launch from the ramp when the reservoir water levels accommodate use of the ramp. Portable toilets and first come first serve picnic tables are also available at the boat launch area. This area is also used to access the Jones Trail and Saint Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve.
The Miller Point day use area is located approximately 1.3 miles from the dam off Alma Bridge Road. A parking area is available for access to a picnic area and trails. This is also a popular fishing access.
The park area west of Highway 17, between Beardsley and Montevina Roads, is not accessible and is currently closed to the public. Future development is planned to open this area for recreational use.
Hours and Fees
The park is open year round from 8:00 a.m. until sunset. Boats must be off the water one half hour before sunset. There is a lake use fee and a vehicle entry fee required.
The majority of the park's facilities meet those standards established by the Americans with Disabilities Act. For other specific information or special accommodations, contact the park office.
For More Information Please Contact:
The Lexington Reservoir County Park
17770 Alma Bridge Rd.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: (408) 356-2729