New Casino and Hotel Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
Document Title
New Casino and Hotel Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Tribal Land

Document Description
The Chicken Ranch Reservation is located in the western portion of Tuolumne County, California. The Tribe currently has a gaming operation called the Chicken Ranch Casino, which consists of more than 600 Class II and Class III games. The existing casino added 175 Class II slots in 2019 and operates at near capacity. The Tribe plans to build the Proposed Project with direct visibility and access from California State Highway 49/108 on a 42-acre site on the Reservation, which is already held in trust by the federal government. The Proposed Project will include approximately 900 slot machines and 12 – 14 table games, the facility will serve alcohol, two (2) attached 900 – 970 space four (4)-story parking structures, and an attached hotel with a 3.5 star property rating. The Proposed Project will replace the existing Chicken Ranch Casino, which will be shut down and converted to other uses once the Proposed Project begins operations. The Proposed Project will contribute to the economy of both the county and the Tribe by providing a safe and secure entertainment and restaurant venue, and additional job opportunities for Tribal and non-Tribal members.

Contact Information
Bailey Hunter
Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
Lead/Public Agency
PO Box 1159
Jamestown, CA 95327

Phone : (209) 984-9066

Chicken Ranch Rancheria of Me-Wuk Indians of California
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
CA Highway 49/108 and Mackay Ranch Road
Total Acres
State Highways

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Justice, Attorney General's Office California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB) California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)


Environmental Document
Notice of Preparation_State Clearinghouse   PDF 11013 K
Notice of Completion   PDF 155 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021010299_DOT Comment   PDF 215 K 2021010299_DOT Comment   PDF 219 K
State Comments
2021010299_NAHC Comment   PDF 286 K 2021010299_RWQCB Comment   PDF 278 K

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