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Scotts Flat Lake Campground is the premier destination for outdoor fun and activities in the Sierra Foothills. Open year-round, we are conveniently located between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. 

Scotts Flat is an excellent lake to fish for Rainbow Trout, German Browns, Kokanee. Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass.  

At an elevation of 3,000 feet, the lake is an ideal headquarters for a complete vacation and family fun. Modern RV and trailer sites, hot showers, attractive tent sites and RV sanitary dump stations are all available at Scotts Flat Lake Recreation Area.

Whether you are planning to stay a while or are just passing through, you are sure to enjoy your stay with us!  Come enjoy the hiking and biking trails, fishing, swimming, boating and more.

Forecast: Scotts Flat Lake


****Effective Monday, June 24, 2024, Our Fire Restrictions Go Into Effect at Scotts Flat, Orchard Spring, Long Ravine and Greenhorn Campgrounds***NO WOOD OR CHARCOAL FIRES WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE CAMPGROUNDS, PROPANE ONLY****


Cascade Shores Boat Launch

Our walk-in gate and day-use area are open year-round!

 Summer Season – May 25th – September 14th

  •  Cascade Boat Launch Gate is open to the public Wednesday – Sunday 9:30am – 6pm (open days may vary to accommodate holidays)

 Off-Season – September 15th – May 24th

  • Cascade Boat Launch Gate is closed to non-pass members


Scotts Flat Lake 2024 Day Use Rates:

Day use and boating hours are dawn to dusk and are non-refundable

  • Vehicle and up to 4 persons: $19.00
  • Boat launching (per boat): $24.00  (No Jet Skis are allowed on Scotts Flat Lake)
  • Walk-in or bike: $3.00
  • Each pet: $7.00
  • Day Use with Kayak/Canoe (2): $22.00
  • Motorcycle: $11.00
  • Sanitation Dump Fee $20.00

2024 Day Use Monday – Thursday, entry after 4:00 p.m.

  • Vehicle and up to 4 persons: $10.00
  • Boat launching (per boat): $13.00
  • Kayak/Canoe: $11.00

2024 Camping (use the reservation system below)

  • Tent Site: $47.00
  • Waterfront Tent Site: $56.00
  • RV Site: $56.00
  • Waterfront RV Site: $62.00
  • Boats (Motorized) Per Night: $12.00
  • Canoe, Kayak, P/B (each) per night: $3.00
  • Each pet, per night: $7.00
  • Extra vehicle per night: $19.00
  • Motorcycle per night: $11.00
  • Additional picnic tables, per night: $5.00
  • RV Sanitation dump fee: Included

All prices are per night

Cancellation Fee: $25.00 per reservation
Reservation Fee: $12.00 per site
8 people max per site/One vehicle per site included in the reservation. Only one extra vehicle is permitted per site.

2024 Group Camping Sites

  • 24 People Max, 3 Vehicles Included: $168.00 ($36.00 Reservation Fee)
  • 100 People Max, 10 Vehicles Included: $560.00 ($120.00 Reservation Fee)
  • 32 People Max OFG, 4 Vehicles Included: $248.00 ($48.00 Reservation Fee)
  • Waterfront Sites include Sites 1-18 inclusive at Gate 1 and all waterfront sites in Gate II and including Sites 218 & 248.

Please Note:  No more than eight (8) people per single site and only one extra vehicle per single site.  Please reserve extra sites to accommodate extra people and vehicles.  

Pets are to be leashed and attended at all times and are not allowed on the beach or in the swim areas. Only two pets are allowed per campsite.

Important Notice About Fires in NID Campgrounds:

*Fire restrictions may be imposed due to weather conditions, PSPS events, power outages or poor air quality, at which time, campfires and charcoal fires will not be permitted.  In severe cases, propane use may be restricted as well.*

For Additional Information:  (530) 265-5302

Scotts Flat Campground
23333 Scotts Flat Rd.
Nevada City, CA 95959




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