Home | Getting Started | Gift Center | Gear Store | Topo Maps | My Wildernet | Newsletter Signup
STATE:
ACTIVITY:
SEARCH:
California > Tahoe National Forest > New Bullards Bar Reservoir
Activity Locator:

New Bullards Bar Reservoir




Activities within New Bullards Bar Reservoir:

All New Bullards Bar Reservoir Outdoor Recreation Activities

New Bullards Bar Reservoir Customized Topo Maps and Aerial Photos
Outdoor Gear and Clothing

Search by Name within California:



Trip Planner

Hotels Airline Tickets Car Rentals
B&Bs Yellow Pages City Guide


General Information

Description - New Bullard Bar Reservoir is locate in the western region of the Tahoe National Forest in the Downieville Ranger District. The New Bullards Bar Reservoir offers camping, hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking as just a few of the activities available in the area.

Attractions - This large, low elevation lake is generally accessible throughout the winter months and receives statewide use by anglers fishing for Kokanee, of which the lake is a fishery. Rainbow fingerlings are also planted on an annual basis in the lake. There is a self sustaining population of brook trout as well. Bullards Bar Trail runs along the shore of the lake and there are several campgrounds that are accessible by boat only, such as Madorne Cove and Garden Point Campground. Campgrounds accessible from the road are Dark Day and Schoolhouse Campground. Picnicking is available at Dark Day Picnic Area.

Recreation - The New Bullards Bar Reservoir offers camping, hiking, fishing, boating and picnicking as just a few of the activities available in the area.

Climate - The Tahoe generally experiences warm, dry summers and cold, wet winters. Weather can change rapidly during all seasons of the year. Elevation plays a major role in temperature and precipitation. This precipitation falls mainly from October through April. At higher elevations, it comes mostly in the form of snow. A snow pack from 5-10 feet or more is usually present from December to May at elevations above 6,500 feet. Winter temperatures below zero and summer temperatures above 100 degrees indicate the normal seasonal spread. Clouds can build up during the summer to produce spectacular thunderstorm activity. It is wise to pack for any season with clothing that can be "layered", ready to peel off or add on as the thermometer dictates. Always include some kind of rain gear.

Location - New Bullard Bar Reservoir is locate in the western region of the Tahoe National Forest in the Downieville Ranger District.


Current Conditions & Trip Reports

Trip Reports:
Add your own trip Report! Newly re-released feature. One of the most popular features on Wildernet, trip reports allow you to share your experiences with others. This is an invaluable resource for determining what to expect on your outdoor adventure, so please participate! To prevent spamming, you must be a registered user of Wildernet in order to submit a trip report

Filed By: Campers (Shngles Springs, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: 7/28/06 - Great Place, Great Lake, Nice Campgrounds(Schoolhouse), But 20 Campers reported visits by Bears on our first and last night there. Coolers ripped open and food stolen!

Filed By: Group Camp
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Watch out there,s more than bears that rip you off.Be aware of low lives that steal boards coolers & gas.

Filed By: Dennis
Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: Very few people, water level is low, but the lake is still great for swimming and skiing. Worst thing is no wood or charcoal fires are allowed due to fire hazard

Number of People Encountered: 0-10 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report:

Filed By: Kim (Yuba City, CA)
Number of People Encountered: 11-25 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: My visit 6/6-6/8. The lake is great, and the water warm, but beware! while your out on the lake people will steel your coolers, lanterns ect, as there is no sherif on duty on Wed.

Filed By: richard (roseville, ca)
Number of People Encountered: 25-50 ppl
Recommend to a Friend: Highly
Report: had a great time on lake boating and fishing,camping made easy by the best host and hostess ever. will go back often. (8-15 thru 8-19-03)

View more Trip Reports.


More Information

Contact Information:
Downieville Ranger District, 15924 Highway 49 , Camptonville, CA, 95922, Phone: 530-288-3231

Additional Information:
California Lakes and Reservoirs - The lakes and reservoirs described here range from huge reservoirs to small mountain lakes. The lakes are often part of large recreation areas, National Forests or State Parks.
Yuba River Ranger District - The Downieville Ranger District encompasses the northwestern portion of the Tahoe National Forest, around the town of Downieville and just east of New Bullards Bar Reservoir.

Advertisement





About Wildernet |  Email to a Friend  |  Disclaimer |  Privacy |  Contact Us  | Comments & Suggestions
Advertisers & Sponsors |  Owners & Operators |  Tourism Promotors
©1995-2017 Interactive Outdoors Inc. All rights reserved.