Hornswoggle Group Campground

New Bullards Bar Reservoir

New Bullards Bar Reservoir

Hornswoggle Group Campground, New Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA

Hornswoggle Group Campground

Lake Oroville
Attractions and Activities

Lake Oroville is very popular with anglers seeking bass, with boaters and water skiers, hikers, horseback riders, and anyone looking for outdoor recreation.

  • Lake Oroville water skiing, jet boating, sailing, boating, wake boarding, and swimming
  • Horse camps and floating and boat-in camps
  • Lake Oroville Visitor Center with museum and exhibits
  • Marinas with boat rentals, launch ramps
  • Spend a week on a houseboat cruising all the inlets and coves.
  • Hike the trails around the lake, including the popular Feather Falls trail
  • Bicycle on the many roads and paths open to cycling.
  • In Oroville visit the Feather River Nature Center, the Pioneer History Museum, and the Feather River Fish Hatchery.

Key Campground Regulations

  1. Bears: Use bear-proof storage lockers for food and similar items.
  2. Water is in short supply during California's drought.
  3. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle.

Hornswoggle Group Campground

Hornswoggle Group Campground is across the road from Schoolhouse Campground on the southeast shore of New Bullards Bar Reservoir. Campgrounds at Bullards Bar are in the Tahoe National Forest and operated by Emerald Cove Marina. Visitors to the campground enjoy boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, and hiking. The campground is ½ mile from Dark Day Boat Ramp and 3 miles from Cottage Creek Boat Ramp. A ¾-mile trail leads to the lake's edge.

Hornswoggle Group Campground has 6 sites. Five of the sites can accommodate a maximum of 25 people while Site #3, Manzanita, has room for up to 50 people. A minimum two-night stay is required for weekends and 3 nights on major summer holiday weekends.

Campground Basics
Location: Off Marysville Rd. on the southeast side of New Bullards Bar Reservoir
Elevation: 2,280 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 95 miles, 2:12 minutes
Oroville - 54 miles, 1:40
Number of Sites: 6
Open - Closed: Mid-April through mid-October
Max. People per Site: 25 for most sites, 50 for Manzanita
Vehicles per Site: "plenty of parking"
Pets: on leash, always attended
Emerald Cove Marina: 877-692-3201

Reservations available whenever campground is open
Booking Window: Reservations for the current year begin February 1
Accessible Sites: None designated
Fees: $88 per night for small group sites
$155 for Manzanita
Reservations: Hornswoggle Group Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Hornswoggle Group Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic tables, fire ring with grill, food storage box; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Nearby attractions: Swimming, water skiing, fishing, boating, Dark Day Launch Ramp, Bullards Bar Trail, Emerald Cove Marina with boat rentals, Camptonville, mountain biking

Emerald Cove Marina, New Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA

Emerald Cove Marina

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.

Accessible Sites

Designated Accessible sites are usually reserved for people with disabilities who have a vehicle displaying an accessible parking placard or license plate

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