Accessible Campsite Modicications


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Accessible Campsite Modicications
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Modify five campsites in the North Grove Campground at Calaveras Big Trees State Park to meet current accessibility requirements as stated in the "California State Parks Accessibility Guidelines." 1. Grading: Excavate a maximum 6" in depth, compact, and fill an approximately 20'x20' square area in each campsite with Class II Road base to provide a firm, level surface. 2. Fire Rings: Remove and relocate three fire rings. Excavate three 4' diameter holes to a depth of about 12" below grade to seat rings to meet the 24" accessibility height requirement. Install truncated (elevated warning) domes on the pavement around the perimeter of each fire ring. 3. Camp Stoves: Remove Beison camp stoves and excavate to a depth of 20" below grade to lower the stoves to meet the 15-34" accessibility height requirement. 4. Water Station: Replace water faucets, drains, and water hook-ups. Excavate the existing water station to a depth of about 2' and install an approximately 5'x5' concrete pad for a firm, level surface at each campsite water station. 5. Paving: Re-pave approximately 400 ft2 to provide parking for campsites. 6. Campsite #73: Construct a 100' long x2' high retaining wall constructed of logs to build soil surface up to meet ADA slope and grade requirements. Install a water crossing up to 10' in length to obtain a level grade between the campsite and restroom to close the trail.

Contact Information

Heather Reith
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301-04, & 11 - Class 1-4 & 11
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of minor alteration of existing facilities or topographical features, involving no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination; replacement of existing facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure being replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity; construction and location of limited numbers of new small facilities or structures; minor public alterations in the condition of land which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes; and construction, or placement of minor structures accessory to (appurtenant to) existing facilities; included as "modifications of existing facilities for handicap access," "trail removal," and "seasonal water crossings" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR section 15300.4.

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