2016 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 later than 11:30 pm. We’ve listed the start time as 11:30 pm to make it easier for you to notice the event on our calendar and plan accordingly.
The event is free, but last year there was a $6 park entrance fee so please bring extra cash with you.
See one of the brightest meteor shows of the year. The Perseid meteor shower can produce up to 100 meteors per hour. Learn what a meteor is and see planets & stars up-close.
From the Event Organizer:
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13 thru 14 The Perseid Meteors Are Coming! Coyote Lake-Harvey Bear Ranch • 11:30pm-2am See one of the brightest meteor shows of the year! The Perseid meteor shower can produce up to 100 meteors per hour. Learn what a meteor is and see planets & stars up-close. Meet at the launch ramp parking lot with warm clothes, binoculars/telescope, and snacks. Questions? (408) 842-7800
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.