Warm water and sandy beaches make Yuba Lake an extremely enjoyable getaway. Originally constructed as a dam to store water for agriculture in 1917, Yuba Lake was designated a recreational area in 1969. Two boat ramps allow access for any type of watercraft, and the reservoir is a year-round fishery for several types of fish. Also, one can indulge in hiking, rock hounding, mountain biking, and camping at any of 5 campgrounds on site including Oasis, Painted Rocks, and Eagle View campgrounds.
Just 25 miles south of Nephi on Interstate 15, the lake is about 22 miles long at its greatest length and reaches nearly 80 feet in depth.
Park hours are from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. year-round, and a $7 per day use fee applies.