Scotts Flat Lake Feb 2017. Photo by John Jl. ODell

Scotts Flat Lake Feb 2017. Photo by John J.  ODell taken from my deck.


Scotts Flat Lake appears full to the brim. When the lake is full the elevation is 3,062  feet.  At capacity,  the water storage is 40,000 acre feet.  An acre foot is one foot of water over one acre of land or 43,560 cubic feet of water. Scott’s Flat is situated among the tall pines at the 3100-foot elevation nine miles east of Nevada City via Highway 20 and Scott’s Flat Road. It offers 169 campsites at two large campgrounds, plus a group camp. Across the lake, accessible via Red Dog and Quaker Hill Roads from Nevada City, is the Cascade Shores Day Use Area. 

To make reservations at the camp ground, call 530) 265-5302.


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