Caples Lake and Silver Lake East Campground Improvements Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
El Dorado Irrigation District
Document Title
Caples Lake and Silver Lake East Campground Improvements Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
OS- Open Space, OF- Open Forest, GF - General Forest, Natural Resources/Forest Resource - 160 acres

Document Description
The El Dorado Irrigation District proposes to make improvements to camping units, infrastructure, restrooms, and other facilities to meet the most current U.S. Forest Service design and accessibility standards of the Architectural Barriers Act, at the Caples Lake and Silver Lake East campgrounds. The improvements are a requirement of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license to operate Project No. 184. The project includes: 1) resurfacing and expanding campground roadways and parking spurs; 2) replacing, expanding, and relocating camping units; 3) replacing the potable water systems; 4) replacing restrooms and other facilities; and 5) abandoning and/or removing existing camping units, pipelines, and other facilities.

Contact Information
Doug Venable
El Dorado Irrigation District
2890 Mosquito Road
Placerville, CA 95667

Phone : (530) 642-4187


38°42'19"N 120°03'13"W
Alpine Amador El Dorado
Cross Streets
HWY 88 & Kit Carson Rd. (Silver Lake) HWY 88 & Kirkwood Meadows Dr. (Caples Lake)
Total Acres
State Highways
Silver Lake, Oyster Lake, Oyster Creek, Caples Lake

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Recreational (Existing campground improvements)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Transportation Projects Cal Fire California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California State Lands Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 9 California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2


Environmental Document
Campground Improvements Public Draft ISMND- Final w appndx   PDF 12603 K Summary Form   PDF 86 K
NOC   PDF 788 K
State Comments
2019069119 RWQCB   PDF 2938 K 2019069119_Caltrans D10   PDF 221 K 2019069119_CDFW_comment   PDF 192 K

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