Scotts Flat Lake

Utility Owned Recreation Facility

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23333 Scotts Flat Road Nevada City, CA 95959 530-265-5302 Official Website

GPS: 39.2824, -120.927

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Overview of Scotts Flat Lake

Number of Sites 70

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally April-October

Elevation 3,215 ft / 979 m

Tent Camping Yes

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Verizon 3G
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 6/29/2018
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 5/17/2021
Danville, CA
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 2500 4x4
3 reviews
“Lake front living in a well maintained campground”

Reviewed 5/17/2021

Nightly rate: $54
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 232
Overall Rating

We found out about Scotts Flat when a neighbor needed to off-load their booking. To our luck we found that the campsite we secured is perhaps the best in the entire place. It backed right up to the lake, just a 1 minute walk from the water's edge. Views from our van and the picnic table looked right out onto the gorgeous lake. The sites are nice and big giving ample privacy. This particular site (232) felt larger than the ones nearby.

Be sure to pack your water toys. Kayaks are very popular as are fishing rods. We paddle boarded on smooth water. Be sure to paddle up stream and into the river that feeds this reservoir. It's beautiful up the river and there are nice spots to pull up your board/kayak, hike a bit and picnic in the sun. Very private up the river.

I took a morning run along the fire road and single track trails. Really nice for runners, hikers and mountain bikers. This areas is popular amongst mountain bikers and if we return I will pack a bike.

This campground is well run by friendly staff. They offer firewood, clean potable water, clean bathrooms, hot showers (1 quarter per minute) and a general store. The store was closed, likely due to COVID.

Site Quality

Dan would stay here again

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1 review
“Great time”

Reviewed 6/29/2018

Nightly rate: $39
Days stayed: 3
Site Number: 217
Overall Rating

I’ve camped here 3 times and have enjoyed each time, it’s a beautiful lake for kayaking. Many sites have lake views. I have a small travel trailer and they have a good amount of sites for both rvs/trailers and some awesome lakeside tent sites. Can’t fit too big of a rig here, ideal for below 30 feet. But there are some larger sites that could fit a 30 plus rv. My site was very unlevel but nothing that couldn’t be leveled out.

Site Quality
Verizon 3G

Mark would stay here again

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  • dry camping
  • boat ramp
  • boat rental
  • fishing
  • picnic area
  • playground
  • swimming beach
  • water access
Site Amenities
  • fire ring
  • picnic table
  • dump station
  • general store
  • group sites
  • laundry
  • restrooms: flush
  • rv storage
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pet restrictions: $3 fee
  • pets


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