Garden Point & Madrone Cove Campgrounds
New Bullards Bar Reservoir has two boat-in campgrounds - Garden Point and Madrone Cove. Garden Point Campground is on the tip of a narrow peninsula between the Willow Creek arm and the main North Yuba River arm of the reservoir. Madrone Cove Campground is 6 miles up the North Yuba River arm from Dark Day Launch Ramp. Both campgrounds are only accessible by boat.
Garden Point Campground has 20 campsites, a number of which can be combined to form double sites. Madrone Cove has 10 campsites. There is no potable water at either campground. Garbage must be packed out.
Campgrounds at Bullards Bar are operated by Emerald Cove Marina. A minimum two-night stay is required for weekends and 3 nights on major summer holiday weekends.
General Camping Information
Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on snow conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths. Check carefully on the reservation website when you make your reservation to be sure your vehicle will fit your campsite.
In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood should be obtained locally.
Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate.