Chesbro Reservoir County Park

Chesbro Reservoir County Park is a 232-acre park located in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains that is host to a calm water man-made reservoir. Allowed boating includes sailboats, kayaks, and other non-powered boats.  Check beforehand as the lake may close due to low water levels (phone call 408-779-9232).


A vessel inspection program is in place.

Operating Hours

The park is open year round from 8 a.m. until sunset. The lake use hours are 8 a.m. until one half hour before sunset.


There are parking, boat launch and inspection fees.

Disabled Access



17655 Oak Glen Avenue, Morgan Hill, CA 95037

17655 Oak Glen Avenue

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Chesbro Reservoir County Park is located in the foothills east of the Santa Cruz Mountains and west of the City of Morgan Hill. The reservoir and park are accessible from U.S. Highway 101 or 85. From Santa Clara Valley, take the Bernal Road exit from U.S. 101 or 85. From the Bernal Road exit proceed west about 0.2 miles to Monterey Highway south. Take Monterey Highway south 3.4 miles to Bailey Road. Turn right and follow Bailey Road 2.8 miles west over a ridge to McKean Road. Turn left on to McKean/Uvas Road (McKean Road becomes Uvas Road 2.2 miles soulth of Bailey Road) and travel south 4.5 miles to Oak Glen Avenue. Turn left on to Oak Glen Avenue and travel adjacent to Chesbro Reservoir 2.3 miles to the parking lot and boat launch area (near the dam).

From U.S. 101 between Morgan Hill and Gilroy, take the Tennant Avenue exit west one mile to Monterey Highway. At Monterey Highway, Tennant Avenue becomes Edmundson Avenue. Proceed 1.8 miles west on Edmundson and turn right on to Oak Glen Avenue. Travel 1.6 miles on Oak Glen Avenue to Llagas Avenue and turn left to continue on Oak Glen Avenue. Follow Oak Glen Avenue another 0.6 miles to the parking lot and boat launch area.

Contact Info

Phone: 408-779-9232