(Grass Valley, CA June 16, 2021) Fire use restrictions will go into effect Thursday, June 17, at foothill recreational facilities owned and operated by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID). Due to the drought, hot weather and dry conditions, campfires will be prohibited in developed campgrounds around Scotts Flat Reservoir and Rollins Reservoir.
Under the rules, campfires and open fires fueled by wood or charcoal are prohibited. Portable cooking stoves and propane-fueled portable fire rings are permitted because fire levels can be monitored and maintained.
Scotts Flat, Orchard Springs and Long Ravine Campgrounds
For summer reservations please contact the individual campground directly
Covid 19 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
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.
Camping, fishing, swimming, sunning, boating, water skiing, sailing, kayaking and other activities are popular at both 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.
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.
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