Hidden Valley Ramada Replacement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Hidden Valley Ramada Replacement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project would replace and make improvements to all 13 shade ramada locations (two of the sites are missing ramadas and furnishings) at the Hidden Valley Camp, located off Cahuilla Trail. The project shall comply with the 2015 CA Parks-Accessibility Guidelines Section 9 – Camping. The existing ramadas have been installed for more than a decade and dry rot damages to the posts and rafters is making them unstable and could pose a safety hazard for park visitors. Two of the ramadas sustained major structural damage during a high wind event and maintenance staff removed them; these will be replaced with ADA-accessible sites. Campsite amenities, including fire rings and picnic tables, will also be placed. Future maintenance is expected.

Contact Information

Sara Lockett
Agency Name
California State Parks, Ocotillo Wells District
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
Hidden Valley Campground, Ocotillo Wells SVRA
Other Information

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301; Class 2, Section 15302
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed action complies with CEQA because it is: (1) categorically exempt under Class 1, Section 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines, Existing Facilities, as it involves minor alteration of existing structures for accessibility purposes; (2) categorically exempt under Class 2, Section 15302 of the CEQA Guidelines, Replacement or Reconstruction, as it involves replacement or reconstruction of existing structures in the same location and with substantially the same capacity and purpose; and (3) there are no unusual circumstances or other applicable exceptions to the exemptions.


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