Beautiful Lake but Poor Management
We love Scotts Flat Lake and have been camping there for four years with our family. We always have fun down at the lake, swimming with the kids or fishing. However, this last time was very unpleasant because of the noise level was out of control and we are not quiet people by any means. The management simply does not enforce the quiet hours. We have continued to go back because we love the lake itself so much but I don't think after this last time we will be returning anytime soon for several reasons. Obviously people now know that the management doesn't enforce the rules so it is a perfect place for those people to come and party all night and when I say all night I mean all night. Plus this was the first time we have ever had bear problems there and they are very "whatever" about it. The use tin garbage cans that anyone, especially a bear can get in to (did every night we were there) and obviously if that many bears are getting into the garbage they need to invest in bear proof dumpsters and garbage cans. It wouldn't hurt to have bear lockers as well. We had everything locked in the back of our truck but a bear still came into our campsite in the middle of the day and was on top of our picnic table just sniffing around and when my husband tried the shoo him off the bear walked towards him. When we told the workers they just said "oh I guess he was hungry and looking for food". They should at least make sure every camper knows and stores their food properly (which we did but it still didn't stop the bears). Also, they do not enforce the dog rules and the same disrespectful campers were letting their pitbull roam the campground unleashed nearly the whole time. People were speeding through the campground going the wrong way down one-way roads. It was crazy!!! It makes me sad that such a beautiful spot is so poorly managed. The lake front sites are amazing but not really worth it when you take everything else into consideration. I truly hope they realize a family campground should be a safe campground as well. I would go back if they started enforcing the basic rules and added some bear proof garbage cans and bear lockers which they clearly need.
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