Stevens Creek County Park
Enjoy this scenic park that surrounds the 93-acre Stevens Creek Reservoir, which is open to sailing, kayaking, non-power boating, and fishing. This park also offers many scenic viewpoints of the hills and the reservoir and, fittingly enough, has six picnic areas where visitors can stop and enjoy the view.
- In the late summer, the water is so low that you can slide down the cement side of the damn and walk along the beach of the reservoir; this provides opportunities for great drift wood collecting.
- Equestrians are allowed on the trails; horses can be rented at Garrod Stables just outside the south end of the park.
- Over 125 species have been found in the park.
- Visitors can fish for Rainbow Trout, Black Bass, Large Mouth Bass, Catfish, and Crappie.
- There are six picnic areas around the park.
- An archery range that is open to the public is located in the southeast corner of the park.
- The park is surrounded by Fremont Older Open Space Preserve and Picchetti Ranch Open Space Preserve, so there are lots of opportunities to extend hikes.
- Visitors can enjoy the historic Villa Maria orchard.
- During weekdays, the quarry trucks can be very loud.
- Dogs are not allowed on all trails, and they must be on a 6 ft. leash in all areas except in waterways.
- Bikes are not allowed on the sides of the reservoir.
- Stay on the trail to avoid poison oak, ticks, and mountain lions.
The trail is wheelchair-accessible on short stretches of the trails. Lookout Trail around the reservoir is too narrow to be handicap-accessible, and some areas of the trails are too steep.
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