Changes to the 2022 Reservations, please read below…

Due to the recent winter storms, our campgrounds took quite a hit.  We will be without power, phones and internet services for several weeks.  We have power and phone lines down throughout our campgrounds as well as trees.  We are sorry for the inconvenience and please check our website for updates.

Reservations for Scotts Flat Lake can be made online January 18th starting at 12:00 a.m.   We will be taking in-person reservations at our Scott’s Flat office located at 23333 Scotts Flat Lake Road, Nevada City. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday, or by phone (530) 265-5302 starting at 12:00 a.m. January 18th.

Reservations for Faucherie, Aspen, Silvertip Groups and Scotts Flat Groups can be made by phone (530) 265-5302 starting January 18th at 12:00 a.m. or in-person at our Scott’s Flat office located at 23333 Scotts Flat Lake Road, Nevada City. Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday

Reservations for Orchard Springs can be made by phone (530) 346-0073 starting January 18th at 12:00 a.m. or in-person at our Orchard Springs Gate House located at 19085 Larsen Road, Grass Valley.  Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday

Reservations for Long Ravine can be made by phone (530) 346-6166 starting January 18th at 12:00 a.m. or in-person at our Long Ravine Gate House located at 26909 Rollins lake Road, Colfax.  Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Monday – Friday

Reservations for Peninsula can be made online January 18th starting at 12:00 a.m. or by phone (530) 477-9413 starting January 18th.


Scotts Flat, Orchard Springs and Long Ravine Campgrounds 

For summer reservations please contact the individual campground directly

Covid-19 guidelines for Camping, Boating and Day Use:

  • If you are sick please stay home

  • Only one household should occupy each campsite.  

  • Do not congregate in other campsites

  • Visitors should keep their face masks nearby, especially in the bathroom areas

  • Maintain 6ft of distance from non-household members

  • Bathrooms will be cleaned and sanitized throughout the day

  • Bring hand sanitizer



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.

2021 Events!

  • NID Easter Egg Hunt Orchard Springs– Canceled

  • No Motor Day Scott’s Flat Lake– TBA

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

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