Area 5 Entrance


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Area 5 Entrance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The existing entrance into the group campground area in the Upper Ranch (Area 5) is base rock and compacted native soil. Vehicles leaving Area 5 are faced with traffic speeds of 55 MPH on Cienega Road. Vehicles are required to make a quick take off from gravel onto asphalt, digging up base rock as they leave. Vehicles going into Area 5 are also required to go from 55 MPH to a stop before the gate, digging up the base rock. An asphalt apron would make a safer transition and eliminate the wash-board effect on the entrance. Current drainage for this area flows into a sediment basin. The drainage and sediment basin are large enough to accommodate any slight increase in runoff caused by the asphalt apron. This project would grade and further compact the existing entrance on both sides of the gate, an area of approximately 3,672 square feet. Then 1/2" fine hot asphalt would be spread and rolled until an average 2" thickness was achieved over the 3,672 square feet. The asphalt would only be spread on the existing base rock entrance and would not impact any vegetation.

Contact Information

Patty Forbes
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Benito

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 1; sec. 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Proposed project will not have a detrimental effect on the environment, archaeological site, or wildlife spp.

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