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Oregon Hill Road

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Oregon Hill Road –
Sierra Nevada scenic drives

also known as Challenge Road, driving from the lake up

Oregon Peak & Little Oregon Creek
Bullards Bar & North Fork of the Yuba River

2800′ elevation

Oregon Hill Road connects the rural residential community of Challenge to the recreation lake called Bullards Bar Reservoir, which is bordering on the Tahoe National Forest and Plumas National Forest park boundaries.

This bumpy, little, back road route is kind of a “short cut” for those driving from Nevada City to Oroville, CA.

From the Sacramento Valley, N of Marysville, take Hwy 70 N to Honcut, exit freeway and find your way east to La Porte Rd. Take LaPorte Road past Brownsville and up to the next neighborhood called Challenge; Turn right at the small, one room post office in Challenge and continue 14 miles down to New Bullards Bar.

Or, if coming in to this lake from Gold Country Highway 49, take Moonshine Road or Marysville Road. Two developed campgrounds are located at the lake shore, on the east side. Boat in camping is most popular at Bullards Bar. The closed campground on the ridge (west side, above the lake) is called Burnt Bridge and has been non operational for years now, due to numerous wildfires.


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New Bullards Bar Reservoir is a prime water sports recreation and house-boating destination, nestled in between the Gold Country and the Sacramento Valley near Yuba City, CA.