Scott Flat Campground

Trinity National Forest

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FR-1S25d Hayfork, CA 96041 530-628-5227 530-226-2500 Official Website

GPS: 40.3658, -123.3095

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Overview of Scott Flat Campground

Number of Sites 10

Open Seasonally May-October

Elevation 2,329 ft / 709 m

Max Stay 14

Max Length 20 ft

Tent Camping Yes

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Last reported 1/1/2019
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“A great place with a dark sky and constant river sound”

Reviewed 1/1/2019

Nightly rate: FREE!
Days stayed: 1
Site Number: 2
Overall Rating

The campground is accessible by 2012 Mazda 3 and most other small sedans. The road to it is gravel/dirt and has potholes that one must pay attention to. As of 1.1.2019 Google Maps has the directions mostly right until on the dirt road it advises a left turn, which doesn't exist. At that point one must simply continue straight down the road. After a while you'll see a turn that gives two ramps down, one continuing forward and one almost doubling back on the path. The latter leads to the first campsite. Following the "main" dirt road instead leads to a kind of fork, where the road has a path that goes down and one going uphill. Take the uphill one to get to other campsites, as the downhill one leads nowhere.

The campground has campsites that are far from everything, even each other (not within sight of one another). This gives a good opportunity for stargazing (no light polllution) and a good solitary getaway. Everything seems decently maintained too, so it's fair to expect little to no litter. There is a stream rushing by the campground that produces a shhhh noise (rather than a trickle) and is somewhat loud (you can still easily speak and stuff, but it's quite noticeable in the backgrounds) so consider if you're into that sort of thing.

Bathrooms are available across the road, but they have no ceilings or doors (two corners are required to be rounded to get to the toilet though, so you get some warning if someone's coming) and I didn't check for toilet paper so they may not have that either. Trash cans are available some places too, but they aren't bear-proof or anything. There are no bear boxes either (idk if there are bears in the area), so you'll have to put food away for the night. A table and a fireplace (with a grill) are available at each campsite. As of 1.1.2019 T-Mobile has no service here.

Overall I really like this place (especially as a free campground) and plan to come back some day and highly recommend.

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  • dry camping
  • fishing
  • recreation trail
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • restrooms: vault
  • pets
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