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 from throughout California recreate in this area each year.
New Bullards Bar Reservoir 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.
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 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.