2015 Perseids Meteor Shower Watching Party | Coyote Lake
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Coyote Lake / Harvey Bear Ranch County Park | 10840 Coyote Lake Road, Gilroy, CA
Please Note: The event starts at 1 am not at 11:59 pm. We’ve listed the start time as 11:59 pm to make it easier for you to notice the event on our calendar and plan accordingly.
The event is free, but there is a $6 park entrance fee.
Event takes place late Friday night – Although the time on the original website states that this event is happening at 1 am on Friday, 8/14, we called Santa Clara County Parks and they’ve confirmed that it is in fact 1 am on Saturday, 8/15 (late night of Friday 8/14).
A Park Ranger will be on hand to answer questions about the night sky during the event. If the sky is clear, the shower should be amazing. Discover the history behind this annual event, learn about other celestial bodies in the sky and tips to help you discover the night skies at other times throughout the year.
Coyote Lake, offers the darkest night skies in the South Bay Area. The viewing location will be the Launch Area Parking Lot approximately 1 mile north of the Ranger Station
Directions: To reach the Coyote Lake entrance to Coyote Lake – Harvey Bear Ranch County Park from Highway 101 at the Leavsley Rd exit, head east on Leavsley out of town. After two miles, turn left on New Avenue. After a mile, turn right on Roop Road. Head east on Roop Road for 4 miles and follow the white over brown signs for “Coyote Lake.” There are two entrances to the park on Roop Road; use the second one. Drive one mile north to the Launch Area.
Dress warm, bring blankets, lounge chairs, binoculars, warm drinks, and snacks.