So much to do so little time!! If you’re scratching your head on what to do next then you can give one of these a try.

Mountain biking/ Running/ Hiking:

  1. Campground Trail- 1 mile easy walk following the lake from Gate 1 to Gate 2
  2. Scotts Flat Trail- 4.5 Mile trail from Hwy 20 to Scotts Flat Lake-intermediate
  3. Pioneer trail- From Scotts Flat road / HWY 20, 26 Miles of trails through the Tahoe national forest- Easy- advanced

Youth Sailing Program– Scotts Flat is fortunate to be the home to the Gold Country Yacht club whom offer a program for youth to learn the ins and outs of sailing.

Kayaking and SUP– Local outdoor store Mountain Recreation offers a variety of SUP and Kayak rentals as well as lessons for beginners. www.mtnrec.com

Annual events

NID Summer Watershed Camp- Join us for a fun day exploring and learning about our local watershed on beautiful Scotts Flat Lake. Open for kids ages 8-10 limited space and dates.

No Motor Day– Bring the Canoe, Kayak, SUP or sail boat and enjoy a day on the lake without all the noise or waves. Our annual no motor day always draws a crowd. Support the local boy scouts by grabbing a hot dog and relaxing on the lake. There will be Paddle Board demos and sail boat rides throughout the day.

Barbara Schmidt Millar Triathlon– Every year at Scotts Flat lake, Cascade Shores is the stage for a women only sprint triathlon. This event benefits the Barbara Schmidt Millar Memorial fund at the Women’s Imaging Center of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH). Participate or bring a Cow bell and support this great and inspiring event.    www.bsmtri.org

Local links:

All things Nevada County www.gonevadacounty.com

Local state Parks www.nevadacounty.com/state-parks