Recreation

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: Speed boat on the water

  • 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

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.