Carpenters Cabin


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Carpenters Cabin
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Construct a replica of the Carpenters Cabin and construct five (5) new shade ramadas adjacent to the Saw Mill replica within Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park to add to the interpretive experience for park visitors. The land on which the cabin and ramadas will be constructed was previously reviewed as part of the 2010 “Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park Improvement Project” document. Work will: • Excavate an approximate 18 foot by 21 foot by 8 inch deep area to pour a colored concrete pad designed to replicate the surrounding dirt; • Pour an additional, separate 3 foot by 6 foot pad for the cabin’s fireplace and an approx. 6-foot by 15-foot colored, stamped concrete pad to serve as a porch/entrance; • Construct a 16 foot by 19-foot log cabin structure atop the pad and roof the structure with fire retardant cedar shake shingles; • Excavate to grade an approximately 4 foot wide by 18 foot long accessible route to the cabin from the parking lot; • For each shade ramada, excavate four (4) 12 inch wide by 24 inch deep holes to install support posts with concrete footings, with one (1) shade ramada located along the new accessible route; and • Excavate four (4) 12 inch wide by 24-inch-deep holes, install two (2) 24 inch by 60 inch interpretive panel frame assemblies (two holes per frame) and attach one interpretive panel to each frame.

Contact Information

Jim Micheaels
Agency Name
Department of Parks & Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park & Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado
Northern California
Other Location Info
Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 3, 4; Section 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the construction and location of new, small facilities or structures, included as “Construction or installation of park facilities, such as interpretive signing or panels” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR §15300.4, and minor public or private alterations on the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


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