Cascadel Road (the non-County
maintained portion) is a dirt road which starts to the
right of the entrance to Cascadel, runs roughly
East past the pond, through the creek, past the mailboxes,
veers right and continues easterly out to Mammoth Pool
-- FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY for Cascadel
Woods’ homes – the bridge
is insufficient for emergency vehicles. Cascadel Road is
the only access for Fire and Life Protection for the
East side of the creek and some properties
along Cascadel Road as well as in the event of any kind
of blockage to Cascadel Drive.
-- Emergency Access – according
to the Fire Dept the bridge is inadequate for fire
equipment making the dirt road even more critically
-- PG&E Access – power
for all of Cascadel comes in along Cascadel Road
-- Heavy Equipment Access – The only acceptable
access for Heavy equipment, critical for construction of
homes in Cascadel Woods for which
the County issues permits, for performing road maintenance,
and any other construction and maintenance that requires
large equipment. The Cascadel
Bridge is not capable of handling continued use by vehicles
in excess of 10 tons.
-- The public has the right to use this road and has been
using this road continuously for over a hundred years
-- Centuries old established prescriptive easement originally
an Indian trail
-- Vehicular road built in 1877
-- Fresno County Road commencing in 1888
-- Madera County Road commencing in 1893
-- Alternative Access for Cascadel Woods
subdivision – the only other
way in or out of Cascadel from the main entrance in the
event of a blockage on Cascadel Drive.
-- CSA 21 access, for fire fighting, fuel reduction, maintenance
and recreation. Some areas can only be accessed from the entrance side.
-- Sole access for some properties when creek
is impassable and the preferred access regardless.
-- Cascadel is in a high risk wildfire area – every
access option counts immensely.