As part of its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license, Yuba Water Agency provides many recreational opportunities at New Bullards Bar Dam and Reservoir and Lake Francis. Both are nestled in the Yuba County foothills less than an hour's drive from Marysville. Recreation opportunities include: 

  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Swimming
  • Wake Boarding
  • Water-Skiing

Recreational Areas

Some of the main recreational areas include:

  • Dark Day campground, day-use area and boat launch
  • Emerald Cove Marina, boat launch and picnic area
  • Madrone Cove and Garden Point boat-in campgrounds
  • Schoolhouse and Hornswoggle campgrounds
  • Vista Point day-use area
  • Lake Francis Resort

Marina Services

Yuba Water Agency works closely with the Emerald Cove Marina, located near Bullards Bar Dam. The marina can provide additional information about local recreation options and offers a wide array of services to visitors, including boat rentals (houseboat and small boat), boat storage slips and nightly moorings, and a general store. 

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