Englebright Lake Boat-in Campgrounds

California's Best Camping

Englebright Lake, California
Englebright Lake, California

Englebright Lake Boat-in Campgrounds

Nevada and Yuba Counties

Englebright Lake Boat-in Campgrounds

Englebright Lake Boat-in Campgrounds are spread along its 24 miles of miles of winding shoreline in the foothills of Nevada and Yuba counties. The lake is operated by the Army Corps of Engineers. Visitors often start their day at Skippers Cove Marina where there are boat rentals, a launch ramp, and other facilities. Popular activities on the lake include fishing, water skiing, and pleasure boating.

Englebright Lake Boat-in Campgrounds are found at 16 sites around the lake, with a total of 95 campsites. None of the campsites at Englebright Lake are accessible by car. All the campsites are first-come, first served. Some sites are on beaches, others tucked in coves, and some along the river. Potable water is available at the two launch ramps - at the Narrows Day Use Area near the dam and the Joe Miller Ravine Ramp. The Boston Bar Campground has Group Campsites.

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Englebright Lake Boat-in Campground Basics
Englebright Lake Boat-in Campground Location: Off Marysville Road, 10 miles north off Highway 20
Elevation: 1,200 feet
Mileage and driving time from gateway city: Marysville - 24 miles, 31 minutes
Grass Valley - 32 miles, 38 minutes
Number of Sites: more than 95
Camping Season: Open year-round
Max. People per Site: 4 (including children) (fee for extra people up to 8)
Vehicles per Site: 1 (fee for 2nd vehicle)
Pets: on leash, always attended
Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers - Englebright Lake
Information: (530) 432-6427

No Reservations All the Boat-in Campsites at Englebright Lake are first come, first served
Accessible Sites: None designated, accessible toilets
Fees: $20 per night
Check-in, check-out: Noon

Englebright Lake Boat-in Campground Amenities
Campsites: Picnic table, fire grill, tent pad, lantern hanger, plastic bag for packing out trash
Campground: Vault toilets, no potable water
Showers: No
Dump station: No
Attractions near Englebright Lake Boat-in Campgrounds: Enjoy Englebright Lake with boating, fishing, water skiing. Visit nearby Bridgeport covered bridge. Set out on local hiking trails. Visit Western Gateway regional Park in Penn Valley. Spend a day in historic Grass Valley and Nevada City. Explore Empire Mine State Park.

General Camping Information

Opening and closing dates of campgrounds are only estimates, usually dependent on weather conditions. Not all campsites can accommodate trailers or RVs of all lengths.

In order to prevent the spread of invasive insects, firewood from outside the area is not permitted.

Accessible Sites

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

Narrow Day Use Area at Englebright Lake, CA

Narrows Day Use Area at Englebright Lake

Englebright Lake
Attractions and Activities

Only a few miles west of Grass Valley, Englebright Lake offers a variety of recreation opportunities. Campers at one of the Englebright Lake Boat-in Campgrounds can access all of the lake's attractions.

  • Enjoy water skiing, wake boarding, and pleasure boating.
  • Explore beaches and coves or hike to waterfalls and meadows.
  • Have a family picnic along the shore.
  • Rent all kinds of boats from houseboats to ski and fishing boats at Skippers Cove Marina.
  • Take advantage of the 24-hour showers and laundry at the marina.
  • Cast your line into the lake for trout, bass, crappie, bluegills, and catfish.
  • Hike on the Black Swan Trail found along Mooney Flat Road.
  • Head over to Harmon Grove Park and Sycamore Ranch along Highway 20. Both are Yuba County Parks.
  • Drive up to South Yuba River State Park<.

Key Boat-in Campground Regulations

  1. Fires: are only permitted in designated grills, not on beaches.
  2. Dogs must be on leash and always attended. At night they must be in a tent or vehicle.
  3. Quiet Hours extend from 10 PM to 6 AM.

    Check US Army Corps of Engineers - Englebright Lake for any campground updates.

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