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Anderson Lake County Park

Published on: 3/2/2021 11:05 AM
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Park Info

Closures

  • Anderson Lake
    Anderson Lake is closed to boating due to dam construction until 2030
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Hours of Operation

Open Year-Round
8:00 a.m. – Sunset

Activities

Contact Info

Anderson Lake County Park
19245 Malaguerra Ave
Morgan Hill, CA 95037


Park Office: (408) 918-7980​
parkinfo@prk.sccgov.org​


Senior Park Ranger:
Brian Christensen
(408) 438-1458
brian.christensen@prk.sccgov.org


Senior Park Maintenance Worker:
Zachary Vasquez
zachary.vasquez@prk.sccgov.org
Cell:  (669) 236-0427

Frank Weiland, Ranger Supervisor
(408) 335-9774 celll
Frank.weiland@prk.sccgov.org​

Pete Mitchell, Maintenance Supervisor
(408) 605-0198
peter.mitchell01@prk.sccgov.org


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View here for NEW Boating Inspection Procedures


Starting Oct. 1, 2020, the following recreation areas will be closed:

  • Toyon Group Picnic and Parking Areas; Serpentine Trail; Dam Crest Woodchoppers Flat.
  • Anderson Lake Park's boating and fishing, boat and vehicle parking areas, and boat ramp.

  • Coyote Road from the toe of the dam to the boat and vehicle parking areas; and Lakeview Trail is closed from the Anderson Launch Ramp parking lot trailhead to the westernmost junction with the Rancho Laguna Seca Trail.
  • Fishing will be closed for the entire reservoir shoreline The Live Oak Picnic Area will remain open to the public and can be accessed from Cochrane Road.

For more information please see the media advisory here:


anderson reservoir photoWelcome to Anderson Lake County Park, Santa Clara County's largest reservoir. 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. This unique combination of recreational resources make Anderson Lake County Park a magnet for power boat enthusiasts, bicyclists, equestrians, picnickers, and nature lovers. Enjoy your visit today, and return often to
experience the many recreational opportunities of Anderson Lake County Park.

About Anderson Lake

In January 2009, the water district hired a consultant to evaluate the seismic stability of Anderson Dam. Preliminary findings of the study indicate that part of the dam would be seismically unstable during a very large, 7.25-magnitude earthquake occurring on the Calaveras Fault approximately two kilometers of the dam. Other large earthquakes occurring close to the dam could also cause considerable damage to it. View here for more information.


How to Get There

Anderson Lake County Park is located at:

19245 Malaguerra Ave Morgan Hill, CA 95037

Park Office: (408) 919-7980

Anderson Lake and the picnic areas along the Coyote Creek are located on Cochrane Road in Morgan Hill, east of Highway 101. To reach the Woodchopper's picnic area or the Jackson Ranch, follow Dunne Avenue east from Highway 101. The Coyote Creek Parkway multiple use trails can be reached by following Cochrane Road.

Anderson Lake Visitors Center access to Coyote Creek Parkway is at 19245 Malaguerra Avenue. Access to the reservoir is 18295 Coyote Road.

Activities

Anderson Reservoir, a seven-mile long, 953 surface acre lake, is under construction until 2030.

First-come, first-served family picnic areas are available year round along Coyote Creek. One group picnic area is available by reservation.

Fishing is not permitted on Anderson Lake while under construction. Fishing is also allowed in Coyote Creek during fishing season (April - November), special fishing regulations apply.

Hikers, runners, bicyclists, equestrians, and skaters can enjoy the multiple use paved trail which follows Coyote Creek north for fifteen miles to Hellyer County Park. This asphalt path is relatively flat and meanders along the creek underneath Oak, Cottonwood, and Sycamore trees. An equestrian staging area with trailer parking, rest areas are provided, but water is not available.

Hours and Fees

The park is open year-round from 8 a.m. until sunset. Vehicle entry fees are collected at Anderson year-round. Fees are also required for group picnic reservations.

Access fees information here: Vehicle Entry FeesGroup Picnic Sites FeesBoat & Vessel Entry Fees 


Accessibility

In compliance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ('ADA'),the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its programs, services, or activities. The Department will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disability have an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs, services, facilities, and activities. If you need assistance with an ADA request, please contact our ADA Coordinator.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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