Things to Do

Picnickers, hikers, and campers will find Sanborn Park has much to offer. The Lake Ranch Trail offers a shaded, simple hike between Lake Ranch and Black Road.

The day use area offers various conveniences. A one mile nature trail is available to the park visitor which supplies a superb example of the flora and fauna found in the park. Picnic tables are available year round in the forty-acre, grass covered, day use area. For large parties, there are three group areas accessible by booking. For reservations, please phone (408) 355-2201. Throughout the summer months the park is home to the only outdoor Shakespearean business in Silicon Valley. Shady Shakespeare has been delighting crowds with excellent productions of the works of Williams Shakespeare. To learn more about Shady Shakespeare, see their site at

An RV campground, open-year round, offers electric and water hook ups and a dump station. Vehicle length limit is 30 feet.

Visit to make a reservation – we highly encourage them!


Welcome to Sanborn Park. Please follow these campground rules, to make certain that your stay is enjoyable and safe:

Gate closes at sunset. When they arrive in the park campers must ask Sanborn Park Staff for the present gate mix.
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. Please respect your neighbors.
Two vehicles permitted per campsite. Vehicles enabled at $10 per vehicle.
Maximum capacity per site: RV site – 8 persons. Walkin websites – 6 men.
Two campsite maximum allowed per individual/family.
Camping length of stay limit:
Persons under 18 years old might not camp without an adult.
Pets are allowed in designated places as well as the campground. They have to be leashed at all times. Pets has to be confined during the night and may not be left unattended or in your car or truck.
Bikes are permitted in RV and picnic sites only. No riding in walk in campground or on trails.
Fires are allowed in designated fire rings. Don’t gather wood. When unattended extinguish fires.
Camp in designated sites only.
Tents are allowed in the walk in sites only; no tents in the RV sites.
Do not dig or level the ground around tents or campsites.
Garbage should be disposed of immediately. Keep your site clean.
Don’t pick, gather or remove wood, leaves, berries, blossoms, animals, insects, or alternative items in the park.
Do not damage any park property or vegetation with paint, wire, rope, knives, tools, nails, or alternative objects.
Don’t feed fowl or animals for their health as well as your safety.