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Vehicle Entry Fees

Published on: 3/6/2021 8:54 PM
County Parks Reinstate Vehicle Entry Fees

Santa Clara County Parks will be returning to the collection of vehicle entry fees. The six-dollar ($6) collection fee will be effective April 5, 2021 at the parks listed. Other entrances have and will remain free to visitors. 

County officials waived entry fees just two days after the pandemic shelter-in-place order, which began on March 17, 2020, to encourage spending time in the outdoors during the midst of challenging and significant circumstances of COVID-19.

Recreating responsibly has allowed County Parks to keep the trails and restroom facilities open throughout the pandemic. The vehicle entrance fee is one source of revenue that helps to defray park maintenance and other operating costs. 

Effective April 5, 2021, the $6 vehicle entry fee will be collected at the following parks:

Coyote Lake
Ed Levin​
Joseph Grant
Los Gatos Creek
Martial Cottle
Metcalf Motorcycle
Mt. Madonna
Santa Teresa​
Stevens Creek
Uvas Canyon

County Parks reminds people to continue to follow protocols in place and consider visiting a park during the week when visitation is lower.

Follow social distancing of 6ft. or more from another person outside of your household and mask-wearing when you cannot maintain 6-ft. Everyone must continue to do their part to protect the safety of yourself, your family, and the community. 

We offer annual vehicle entry pass for your convenience.

Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department has provided recreational opportunities, beautiful parks and precious natural resources for Santa Clara County residents for more than 60 years. This golden legacy has resulted in one of the largest regional park systems in the State of California.

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