Hell Hole Recreation Sites Reconstruction Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Placer County Water Agency
Document Title
Hell Hole Recreation Sites Reconstruction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project consists of rehabilitation and reconstruction work to comply with ADA requirement for wheelchair accessibility at five recreational project sites in the vicinity of Hell Hole Reservoir. The five project sites are: 1) Boat Ramp Parking (Hell Hole), 2) Hell Hole Vista Point, 3) Auxiliary Boat Parking (Hell Hole), 4) Bid Meadows Campground, and 5) Middle Meadows Campground. The project sites are located in the Eldorado National Forest. Construction will include modifications to accommodate ADA requirements, reconditioning of existing asphalt road surfaces, retrieval and placement of barrier rocks, installation of road signs, striping of road surfaces, clearing and grubbing as needed, installation of a road gate, and rehabilitation of drainage structures.

Contact Information
John Mattson
Placer County Water Agency
P.O. box 6570
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 367-6702


°04'27.2"N 120°25'37.8"W
Cross Streets
The Eldorado National Forest in Placer County, CA, near Hell hole Reservoir, about 21 linear
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Hell Hole Reservoir
Other Information
Cross Streets: miles east/southeast of Foresthill, CA. Driving time to Big Meadows Campground from Foresthill is about 1 1/4 hours, via Blacksmith Flat Rd (USFS #96 to USFS #23 to USFS #2), and just under 1 1/2 hours via Mosquito Ridge Rd (USFS #96 to USFS#17N12 to USFS #2). The project sites are generally at about 5,000 feet in elevation. USFS #96 reaches about 6,000 feet in elevation.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1,11 Sec 15301,15311
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of the minor alteration of an existing public structures, facilities, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of this determination. The project will include construction of minor structures accesory to existing institutional facilities including signs and small parking lots.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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