Henry W Coe State Park Campground

Campground in San Jose

About 35 miles southeast of San Jose, this huge state park has almost 20 drive-in primitive campsites at the top of an open ridge overlooking the hills and canyons of the park’s backcountry. You can’t make reservations less than two days in advance, though it rarely fills up except on spring and summer holidays and weekends. No showers.

Backpackers (permit $5) can overnight in the park's vast wilderness.