Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area - Campground Kids Riding Area


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Carnegie State Vehicular Recreation Area - Campground Kids Riding Area
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The camping/day use area (0.25 acres) located at the east end of the existing campground north of the main park road is being used for an informal camp space and a loading/unloading parking area on the east side of the fence. Currently there is a concrete table and campfire ring in the informal camp space and a concrete loading ramps in the day use area with a peeler core fence separating the two areas. There are numerous families that stay in the campground and allow their children to recreate in the campground so they can keep an eye on them. This creates a hazard and wear and tear in the campground. There are often children swerving and/or speeding in the campground while there are large vehicles and motorhomes trying to travel to and from their campsites. The OHV recreation causes damage to vegetation and creates ruts in the campground. The loading ramp outside of the campground also creates a hazard b/c it draws both vehicle and pedestrian traffic across the main park road near a blind turn. There is also a drainage problem next to the loading ramp where rain runoff ponds then runs onto the main park road. All three of these issues can be resolved by creating a campground riding area for children and relocating the loading ramp. This area will be fenced using approx 250 ft of peeler core with four gates installed for access. The area will be graded to resolve any drainage issues, and dirt and compost will be brought in to create a track with berms and rolling bumps. Signage will be installed that is consistent with other tracks in the park and benches added for parents to watch their children ride. Lastly, we will install an interpretive panel which will provide current issues in the park. There is no native vegetation, threes appropriate for nesting bids, or rodent burrows within the project area; the majority of the ground is already bare or non-native grasslands.

Contact Information

Dan Canfield
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation, OHMVR Division
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Joaquin

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt b/c it falls within the CE classes 15303 - construction of new small facilities and 15304 - minor alteration of land. Project activities described do not have the potential for causing a significant adverse effect on the environment.

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