Nevada Irrigation District will be opening all it facilities to boating, day use and camping on July 1, 2020!!! 

Please see our new guidelines for Camping and Day Use:

  • Anyone coming on to our facilities will have to fill out a Release of Liability form
  • If you are sick please stay home, you will receive  a full refund
  • Camping, boating and day use are with household members only
  • Only one household should occupy each campsite.  Non-registered visitors will not be permitted (basically no extra vehicles)
  • Do not congregate in other campsites, campers must stay to their own site
  • Visitors should keep their face masks nearby, especially in the day use areas
  • Maintain 6ft of distance from non-household members
  • Playgrounds and store will be closed
  • We will sell ice and wood at our gate houses
  • Fuel will be sold at Long Ravine and Scotts Flat
  • Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day
  • Bring hand sanitizer

COVID-19 Boat Launch Handout.


Update: June 6/19/20

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has opened its boat launches at Scotts Flat and Rollins Lakes (with exception of Peninsula campground) to local residents (Nevada/Placer County).
Camping and day-use remains closed till further notice.

Update: May 26, 2020

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) will open its boat launches at Scotts Flat and Rollins Lakes (with exception of Peninsula campground) to local residents (Nevada/Placer County) only on Friday, May 29 with County prescribed,

Camping is still closed till further notice.


Update as of May 7, 2020

Temporary Closure:

Nevada Irrigation District is temporarily closing all Recreation facilities to support state and local efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

Scotts Flat, Long Ravine, Orchard Springs and Peninsula campgrounds and facilities will be closed thru May 31, 2020

Jackson Meadow campgrounds closed through June 14, 2020

The temporary closure includes all  boat launches at Scott’s Flat Reservoir and Rollins Reservoir.

NID personnel remain available to assist customers via telephone:

Scotts Flat-                          (530) 265-8861

Long Ravine-                      (530) 346-6166

Orchard Springs-               (530) 346-0073

Peninsula                             (530) 477-9413

The Easter Egg Hunt at Orchard Springs Campground, scheduled for Saturday, April 11, also has been canceled.

We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time and we will keep you updated on any further changes. NID remains committed to serving you and our community as we have for nearly 100 years.


Recreation & Campground Information

NID provides outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities at district reservoirs in the foothills and mountains of the Northern Sierra. These facilities are owned and operated by Nevada Irrigation District.

Foothill Recreation

Camping, fishing, swimming, sunning, boating, water skiing, sailing, kayaking and other activities are popular at bothskiier-sm Rollins and Scotts Flat reservoirs in the Sierra foothills. Day use parks, campgrounds and beaches are operated by the district and in some cases by private operators under contract with NID.

Scotts Flat is situated among the tall pines at the 3100-foot elevation nine miles east of Nevada City via Highway 20 and Scotts 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.

Rollins, located at the 2100-foot elevation off Highway 174 between Grass Valley and Colfax, has four independently operated campgrounds. Long Ravine, Greenhorn, Orchard Springs and Peninsula offer a combined 250 campsites and a complete range of services including stores, restaurants, fuel sales and boat rentals.

User fees at the public recreation areas are set by the NID Board of Directors.

Mountain Campgrounds

In the mountains, NID has campgrounds at Faucherie, Bowman and Jackson Meadows reservoirs. Nature, solitude, scenery and good fishing are among the attractions.

The mountain campgrounds are normally snowed in during the winter and opened for recreation from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

2020 Events!

  • NID Easter Egg Hunt Orchard Springs– TBA

  • No Motor Day Scott’s Flat Lake– TBA

  • 6th Annual NID Kids’ Triathlon Orchard Springs –  TBA

  • BSM (Barbara Schmidt Millar) Triathlon Cascade Shores– TBA