Six Pack Acquisition


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Six Pack Acquisition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Acquire approximately 222-acres of predominantly undeveloped forest land to be added to Castle Rock State Park to support the expansion of the park, improve visitor services, reduce boundary management costs, improve and extend park trails, improve wildlife migration corridors and movement potential within the habitat area, and preserve redwoods and forested lands. Six (6) of the properties, APN’s 087-021 12, 087-021-16, 087-021-26, 087-021-28, 087-031-14, and 087-031-15, totaling 198 acres, contain trails and unimproved roads but remain largely undeveloped. A 33-acre property, known as the Whalen Property, APN 088-081-12, currently acts as the entrance to Castle Rock State Park. The parcel was purchased by Sempervirens Fund expressly to be a new entrance for Castle Rock State Park and presently contains a park entrance with facilities that include a 90-car parking lot, restrooms, amphitheater, water fountains, new trails, trailheads, and interpretive facilities.

Contact Information

Linda Hitchcock
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


unincorporated area
Santa Cruz
Total Acres
Parcel #
087-021-12, 087-021-16, 087-021-26, 087-021-28, 087-031-14, 087-031-15, 088-081-12
State Highways
9, 35
San Lorenzo River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the acquisition, sale, or other transfer of land in order to establish a park.


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