New Bullards Bar Dam and Reservoir

*Extreme fire conditions have forced the closure of the Plumas and Tahoe National Forests, which means that camping at New Bullards Bar will also close, effective Sunday, August 22, 2021. For more information visit the Forest Service's website

Yuba Water Agency provides many recreational opportunities near New Bullards Bar Reservoir as part of its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license. On average, more than 112,000 visitors recreate in this area each year. 

New Bullards Bar Reservoir, which is located about 45 minutes outside the City of Marysville on Marysville Rd., has 55 miles of shoreline with more than 20 miles of trails, most of which are located in the Plumas and Tahoe national forests. A rather shallow lake, New Bullards Bar is known for warmer water and for its great fishing.

Enjoyable recreation opportunities include:  New Bullards Bar Reservoir without any boats or people recreating

Yuba Water Agency works closely with the Emerald Cove Marina, located near the dam, and the U.S. Forest Service Tahoe Ranger District near Camptonville. 

The Cottage Creek boat launch has been closed due to low water levels, but the Dark Day boat launch remains operational with one lane.

The marina can provide additional information about local recreation options and offers wide variety of services to visitors, including a general store, fuel, boat moorage, camping reservations, and houseboat, ski, patio and fishing boat rentals.