Los Gatos Creek Park

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Los Gatos Creek Park is a day use park consisting of 40 acres. The park has picnic tables, BBQs, a large group picnic area, and one restroom. There is also a softball field and a parking lot. Los Gatos Creek Park is adjacent to the California State Gem Mine.  

No drinking water is available.

Park Hours

Summer Hours: April 1st - September 30th from 7 AM to 10 PM
Winter Hours: October 1st - March 31st from 7 AM to 7 PM

Vehicle Entrance Fees

Entrance fees at all developed Parks is $5 per vehicle.

Annual passes are available for $40 per year and can be purchased at Fresno County Resources Division: 2220 Tulare Street, 6th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721. Telephone (559) 600-3004

Campground at Los Gatos Creek Park is CLOSED.

Note: The Day-use side of the park is open to the public.

Rules, Regulations and Permits

Information on bounce houses, alcohol and pets.
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Location

Directions

Los Gatos Creek park is on Los Gatos Creek Road 18 miles southwest of Coalinga. Drive west on Highway 180 (Ventura Street) for 15.5 miles to Highway 145. Drive 11.5 miles where Highway 145 turns into Highway 33. Drive 32 miles on 33 and turn left at the Highway 33/198 junction. Drive 14.5 miles on Highway 198 to Gale Avenue and turn right. Drive 2 miles to Derrick Boulevard and turn right. Go one mile to Los Gatos Creek Road and turn left. Drive 13.2 miles on Los Gatos Creek Road to Los Gatos Creek Park on the right.

Address

46240 Los Gatos Creek Rd.
Coalinga, CA 93210

History

Portions of Los Gatos Creek once were stop overs on El Camino Viejo "The Old Road" which connected Pueblo de Los Angeles to the San Francisco Bay Area.  This trail was in use as early at 1780.  Los Gatos Creek also was known as Arroyo Pasajero (Traveler Creek), for its location as a stop, or Arroyo Poso de Chane (Chane Pool Creek), named after the Native American village and people living nearby. These names were replaced in the late 19th Century with Los Gatos Creek.
Los Gatos Creek Park was purchased by Fresno County in 1961.

Mailing Address:

County of Fresno Resources Division
2220 Tulare Street, 6th Floor, Fresno, CA 93721
Tel: (559) 600-3004
FAX: (559) 600-4552
parks@fresnocountyca.gov