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Bullards Bar Reservoir and Dam

Lake, River, or Waterfall
New Bullards Bar Dam was completed in 1969. – Wikipedia

ADA Accessibility Notes

Most areas are ADA accessible, see for details.

New Bullards Bar Dam is a dam in California on the North Yuba River and forms the New Bullards Bar Reservoir, which has a capacity of 996,103 acre feet (1.228675 km3). It is located near the town of Dobbins in Yuba County.

The dam is operated by the Yuba County Water Agency for irrigation, drinking water and hydroelectric power production. The dam is a variable radius concrete arch design and has a height of 645 feet (195 m). It is in the top 40 dams in the world for height and in the top 50 for reservoir size.

New Bullards Bar Dam was constructed by the Yuba County Water Agency. The agency was created through an act of the state legislature in 1959 specifically to construct a flood control reservoir in response to the flood of 1955. The bulk of the financing for the dam came from the issuance of revenue bonds. The dam was completed in 1969.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are allowed on leashes.

Recreational Opportunities

New Bullards Bar Reservoir is an excellent location for boating, fishing, and water skiing. Although known for houseboats, there are a number of RV and tent camping sites around the lake along with hiking and biking trails. To find out about local amenities visit


Seasons Accessible

Accessible year round, most services offered from the Spring through Fall.

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