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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Cottage Creek Campground at New Bullards Bar now open, accepting reservations

2 picnic tables at a campground with the forest in the background.

The new Cottage Creek Campground at New Bullards Bar Reservoir is now open to the public and accepting reservations on a first-come, first-served basis. 


The Cottage Creek Campground, located above the dam and Emerald Cove Marina, includes nine campsites and one camp-host site that offer breathtaking views of the Yuba River canyon and the reservoir. 


The sites include paved areas for car and recreational vehicle parking, ranging in size from 24 feet- to 50 feet-wide, with additional space for tents and eating areas, as well as access to two restroom facilities and water. The different campsites can host groups of 12 to 18 people and also have access to a large gathering area located within the campground. 


“These new campsites are positioned to provide some of the best views around, while still being just a short walk to the reservoir and marina,” said Senior Hydro Engineer Kyle Morgado, who managed the project.


The location previously included a campground, but it was destroyed in 1999 during the Pendola Fire. To improve access, Yuba Water also recently replaced sections of the road that connects the Cottage Creek parking lot to the new campsites.


To reserve a campsite at the Cottage Creek Campground, visit recreation.gov or call 1-877-444-6777.  


Yuba Water maintains recreational opportunities at New Bullards Bar as part of its Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license to operate the Yuba River Development Project.

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