While Emerald Cove Marina and the boat ramps at Cottage Creek and Dark Day are open for use, recreational watercraft rentals are currently unavailable. Additionally, designated campgrounds remain closed at this time. For up-to-date information on the status of campgrounds around New Bullards Bar visit the Tahoe National Forest website. If you choose to recreate at the reservoir, please be sure to properly social distance at the boat ramps.
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.
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.