- 430 acres
This beautiful and scenic 430-acre park and reservoir is nestled below the Santa Cruz Mountains, just minutes from Morgan Hill and Gilroy. The park includes the 286-acre man-made reservoir available for non-gas powered boat use and fishing.
Activities at the park center around the reservoir. There are no designated trails within the park at this time. The reservoir is a 286-acre, non-gas powered (electric motors are permitted) boating reservoir popular with fishermen and boaters. Anglers may fish for trout, black bass, largemouth bass, catfish and crappie. Sailors, kayakers and other non-power boaters may enjoy a beautiful view from the calm waters of the reservoir. Picnic facilities are limited and are located at the boat launch/parking area.
The Uvas Reservoir is located in the foothills below the Santa Cruz Mountains west of the City of Morgan Hill. The reservoir and park are accessible from U.S. Highway 101 or 85 via the scenic Uvas Road. Take the Bernal Road exit from U.S. 101 or 85 and proceed west about 0.2 miles to Monterey Highway south. Take Monterey Highway south 3.4 miles to Bailey Road. Turn right and follow Bailey Road 2.8 miles west over a ridge to McKean Road. Turn left on to McKean / Uvas Road (McKean Road becomes Uvas Road 2.2 miles south of Bailey Road) and travel south 10.1 miles to the Uvas Reservoir parking and boat launch area.