5/19 No Motor Day at Scotts Flat

January 30, 2019

The quiet, natural beauty of Scotts Flat Reservoir will be showcased on Sunday, May 19, as the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) hosts its 12th annual “No Motor Day.”

NID Recreation Manager Monica Reyes said the District has organized the event in response to community requests and as part of an overall effort to operate in a green, environmentally friendly manner.

Non-motorized watercraft, including sailboats, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards, will be allowed entry to the Scotts Flat Recreation Area without charge for the day. Use of motorized boats will be suspended for the entire day. Regular entrance rates of $12 per vehicle (with up to four persons) will remain in effect.

Special activities will be offered without charge. Free kayak and paddleboard demos will be offered from 10 am to 4 pm by Mountain Recreation of Grass Valley. The Gold Country Yacht Club will host an open house and offer free sailboat rides, also from 10 am to 4 pm.

 Scotts Flat is one of 10 reservoirs owned and operated by NID. The District offers wide-ranging public recreational opportunities at both Scotts Flat and Rollins reservoirs in the Sierra foothills. Camping and backcountry recreation are available at the District’s mountain reservoirs, such as Bowman, Jackson Meadows and Faucherie.