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.
Enjoyable recreation opportunities include:
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
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.