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Published on: 2/1/2016 1:40 PM
The following areas are closed. For temporary trail closure information due to wet weather, please call (408) 355-2200, press 7.  View here for more information about trail closures and why they are necessary in wet weather.
If you'd like to report a problem, please call (408) 355-2215 or email

Anderson Lake County Park

  • Anderson Reservoir
    Due to the projected lowering water levels, Anderson Reservoir will be closed to all vessels effective Monday, August 17th, until further notice.  For further information, please call the park at (408)779-3634.
  • Live Oak Parking Lot
    On Friday, November 13th, 2015 the Live Oak Parking Lot at Anderson Lake County Park will be closed to both parking and pedestrian traffic due to infrastructure maintenance and testing activity.

Lexington Reservoir

  • Lexington Reservoir
    Lexington Reservoir is closed due to low water level.

Los Gatos Creek County Park

  • Los Gatos Creek County Park
    The Los Gatos Creek Trail will be closed all day through Vasona Park on Saturday December 5th and closed at 5pm December 6th through December 31st for the Fantasy of Lights event.

Motorcycle Park

  • Motorcycle Park
    Motorcycle Park will be closed on January 14, 2016 for an all department staff meeting.

Mt. Madonna

  • Blackhawk Canyon Trail
    Blackhawk Canyon Trail is currently closed. The trail work planned for 2016 is a continuation of the road to trail conversion implemented on the Blackhawk Canyon Trail in 2015. Anticipated opening of the Blackhawk Canyon Trail is September 2016.
  • Blackhawk Trail

    The Blackhawk Trail from Contour to Ridge Trail is closed permanently to all users due to erosion. Call (408) 842-2341 for more information.


  • Summit Rock

    Summit Rock will be open to the public September 1 through February 1 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. No permits required.

Stevens Creek

  • Stevens Creek Reservoir

    The last day of non-power boating access at Stevens Creek Reservoir will be Sunday, December 13, 2015.


The Blackhawk Trail between its junctions with the Contour Trail and the Ridge Trail (see map) will be completely closed to all public uses starting June 15, 2015.  This closure is needed to provide for public safety during implementation of a major aquatic habitat improvement project.  Between approximately June 15 and October 15, 2015, Santa Clara County Parks, in cooperation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, will be using heavy mechanized equipment to remove and recontour eroding sections of a former logging road and convert the road to a single-track trail.  Culverts will be replaced with bridges to allow passage for aquatic animals and to reduce erosion potential.  During project implementation, operation of machinery will create significant hazards.  All park visitors are therefore required to remain outside of the project area, which is marked on the attached map and will be identified with gates and signs at trail junctions.  In addition, park visitors using the Blackhawk Trail between Pole Line Road and the junction with the Contour Trail should be alert for vehicles using the trail to access the project area.

We look forward to opening the restored trail to the public sometime in 2017.

Thank you for your cooperation.  If you have any questions, please contact the ranger station at Mount Madonna County Park at (408) 842-2341.

County Reservoirs

Beginning October 15 through April 14 (8am to 1/2 hour before sunset):

  • Anderson and Lexington Reservoirs Closed to Boating​.
  • Calero and Coyote Lake Reservoirs are open 7 days a week for power boating and Stevens Creek Reservoir is open weekends only for non-power boating.​
  • All other reservoirs and bodies of water are closed indefinitely to boating (including model boats) - those are Almaden, Chesbro, Sandy Wool, Cottonwood, Grant, Guadalupe, Uvas, and Vasona.
Check our website or call (408) 355-2200 before you travel to make sure your reservoir of choice is open.

For the safety and protection of all park visitors, please adhere to the following trail etiquette guidelines:

Stay on Designated Trails:
Remain on posted trails only. Trails may be closed due to poor conditions or sensitive environmental concerns.

Be Considerate:
Keep speeds at a safe pace. Yield to faster trail users. Use particular care when passing children and senior citizens. Respect everyone's right to use the trail.

Be Aware of Conditions:
Riding (even on open trails) when conditions are poor, such as shortly after a rain, may cause trail damage.

Plan Ahead:
Know your equipment, your ability and where you are going. Carry necessary supplies for changes in weather or other conditions.
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