Bullards Bar Trail is an easy to moderate 7 mile long trail at an elevation of 2,243. This trail can be started from several trailheads. It offers an easy walk along the contour of the lake with excellent spots for fishing or swimming. There are plenty of wildflowers, ferns and some huge ponderosa pines and Douglas firs. To really enjoy a nice picnic and a relaxing view of the lake, the Dark Day Picnic area is the place to be.
Directions from Camptonville: Travel south on Hwy. #49, turn west (right) onto Marysville Road and proceed approximately 2 miles to the picnic ground and trailhead on the right. Both the east and west trailhead can be reached from here.
Directions from Camptonville: Travel south on Hwy. #49, turn west (right) onto Marysville Road and proceed approximately 2.5 miles to the campground on the right. The trail can be accessed near unit 13 of Schoolhouse Campground.
Directions from Camptonville: Travel south approximately .5 miles on Hwy. #49 and tun right onto Old Camptonville Road. Proceed approximately .8 miles and the trailhead will be on the right.