Vasona Lake County Park


What? : Vasona Lake County Park is an urban park located in Los Gatos and part of the Santa Clara County Parks system. Large grass, lake, flat paved trails, Miniature train rides and carousel are available.


Where? : Vasona Lake County Park is located at: 333 Blossom Hill Rd Los Gatos, CA

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When? : Year round


Due note 1: The park is open year-round from 8:00 a.m. until sunset. Vehicle entrance fees of 6$ are collected year-round. Fees are also required for group picnic reservations.


Due note 2: There is a walk-in entry at University Ave. you can freely park at the nearby roadside


Due note 3: The reservoir is host to non-power recreational boating, and a marina on site has pedal boats for public rental.


My thoughts: I really like this park for walking or running while enjoying the near by nature. This is ideal place for south valley picnic location and many kids activities.


The visit:

The 152 acres park and connecting parkway are the most popular of Santa Clara County's regional park and recreation areas.

Vasona Lake County Park includes accessible parking lots near the lawn which can be used for informal play such as frisbee tossing, softball or soccer. There are several picnic areas available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Hikers, runners, bicyclists, and skaters enjoy the Los Gatos Creek multiple use trail which begins at Lexington Reservoir and follows the Los Gatos Creek for nearly 9.5 miles through the park.


Paddle boats and row boats are available for rental from early spring through early fall. The lake also offers fishing.


Adjacent to Vasona Lake County Park is the Town of Los Gatos' Oak Meadow Park. Here, visitors can ride a carousel, picnic, play informal sports, or enjoy the miniature train rides. The Billy Jones Wildcat Railroad originate in Oak Meadow and run through Vasona Lake County Park.

Steam locomotive No. 2, 100 years old in 2005, was once again made operable after being reboilered over the course of about a decade. 

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