Welcome to Lexington Reservoir County Park. This beautiful and scenic 950 acre park and reservoir is just minutes from the urban centers of Santa Clara County. The park includes the 338 acre man-made reservoir available for shoreline fishing. The County park is also part of a chain of parks and open spaces connected by the Bay Area Ridge Trail, which, when completed, will connect Sanborn with Almaden Quicksilver County Parks as well as Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve and other parks in the greater San Francisco Bay region.
Lexington Reservoir is open for boating without reservation. Vessels allowed to launch are non-power, hand launch vessels ONLY, including canoes, kayaks, float tubes and SUPs. Electric motors such as trolling motors are also permitted. An inspection is required.
How to Get There
Lexington Reservoir County Park is located at:
17770 Alma Bridge Rd Los Gatos, CA 95032
Park Office: (408) 355-2375
Lexington Reservoir County Park is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains above the Town of Los Gatos. The reservoir and park are accessible from State Highway 17.
From Santa Clara Valley, take the Bear Creek Road exit and proceed over the overpass and re-enter Highway 17 north. Take the Alma Bridge Road exit.
From Santa Cruz, take the Alma Bridge Road exit. Follow Alma Bridge Road to reach the dam, boat launch area, Rowing Club, and Miller Point picnic area. To access the trails, please park in designated areas only. Public transit is available to Lexington Reservoir County Park.
Activities at the park center around the reservoir and trails. Swimming is prohibited. The designated staging areas are located off Alma Bridge Road at the boat launch ramp and Miller Point day use area. The boat launch is located about 0.3 miles from the dam. Non-gas powered boats may launch from the ramp when the reservoir water levels accommodate use of the ramp. Portable toilets and first-come, first-served picnic tables are also available at the boat launch area. This area is also used to access the Jones Trail and Saint Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve.
The Miller Point day use area is located approximately 1.3 miles from the dam off Alma Bridge Road. A parking area is available for access to a picnic area and trails. This is also a popular fishing access.
The park area west of Highway 17, between Beardsley and Montevina Roads, is not accessible and is currently closed to the public. Future development is planned to open this area for recreational use.
Hours and Fees
The park is open year round from 8:00 a.m. until sunset. Boats must be off the water 30 minutes before sunset. There is a lake use fee and a vehicle entry fee required.
Access fees information here: Park Fees
In compliance with the requirements of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ('ADA'),the Santa Clara County Parks and Recreation Department will not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities on the basis of disability in its programs, services, or activities. The Department will make reasonable modifications to policies and programs to ensure that people with disability have an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs, services, facilities, and activities. If you need assistance with an ADA request, please contact our ADA Coordinator.
Fish Advisory for Lexington Reservoir
- Restrictions for Fish Consumption - A Guide to Eating Fish from Lexington Reservoir
Boat Inspections to Start at Lexington Reservoir and Continue at Four Santa Clara County Reservoirs
Hours of Operation
Lexington Reservoir County Park
17770 Alma Bridge Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Acting Senior Park Ranger: David Farnese
Acting Senior Park Maintenance Worker: Ruben Porras
Interpretive Program Coordinator: Lynda Will
Park Ranger Supervisor: Brian Christensen
Park Maintenance Supervisor: Dan Hill