As part of its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission licence, Yuba Water Agency provides many recreational opportunities near New Bullards Bar Dam and Reservoir and Lake Francis. 

Enjoyable recreation opportunities include: Boat floating near shore on New Bullards Bar Reservoir

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

Camp Site at New Bullards BarRecreational 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

COVID-19 UpdateNew Bullards Bar Reservoir with a social distancing while boating graphic overlay

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask that everyone enjoying the recreation activities at New Bullards Bar and Lake Francis please follow proper safety protocols, maintaining six feet of distance from others and wearing masks when you can’t socially distance.

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.