Schoolhouse Campground

New Bullards Bar Reservoir

New Bullards Bar Reservoir

Schoolhouse Campground, New Bullards Bar Reservoir, CA

Schoolhouse 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. Bear: 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.

Schoolhouse Campground

Schoolhouse Campground sits on the south shore of New Bullards Bar Reservoir in the Tahoe National Forest. Campgrounds at Bullards Bar are operated by Emerald Cove Marina. Visitors to the campground enjoy boating, water skiing, swimming, fishing, and hiking. The campground is about ½ mile from Dark Day Boat Ramp and 3 miles from Cottage Creek Boat Ramp. A ⅔-mile trail leads to the water's edge.

Schoolhouse Campground has 56 campsites. Twelve of them are double sites. All can accommodate RVs, trailers, and tents. A minimum two-night stay is required for weekends and 3 nights on major summer holiday weekends.

Campground Basics
Location: south shore of New Bullards Bar Reservoir, off Marysville Rd.
Elevation: 2,250 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Sacramento - 94 miles, 2:11 minutes
Oroville - 53 miles, 1:39
Number of Sites: 56
Open - Closed: Mid-April through mid-October
Max. People per Site: 6 (including children)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for additional vehicles)
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
Maximum RV/trailer Length: most sizes accepted; check website as you make your reservation
Accessible Sites: None designated, accessible restrooms
Fees: $24 per night
Reservations: Schoolhouse Campground Reservations
Check-in, check-out: 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM

Schoolhouse Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire ring with grill, food storage box; no hook-ups
Campground: Restrooms with flush toilets, vault toilets, tap water
Showers: No
Dump station: N0
Nearby attractions: Swimming, water skiing, fishing, boating, Dark Day Launch Ramp, Bullards Bar Trail, Emerald Cove Marina with boat rentals, Camptonville

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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