Yuba Reservoir and State Park has calm waters during morning and evening hours, and provides a variety of water recreation opportunities for visitors. Yuba boat rentals, jet ski, waverunners, wakesurfing, stand up paddleboards, water trampolines, boat tours, and water sport lessons are enjoyed with sandy beaches. Yuba Reservoir has nearby off-highway vehicle riding areas, lure visitors during summer months. One of the few state parks with boat-in camping, Yuba is very popular with water re-creationists who know about this lake.
Two boat ramps, one at Yuba State Park and one at Painted Rocks, provide access for all types of watercraft rentals. The reservoir is a year-round fishery for walleye, perch, catfish, rainbow trout and northern pike. Other activities include camping, hiking, picnicking, rock hounding, bird watching, interpretive and junior ranger programs, mountain biking, and waterfowl hunting in season. At an elevation of 5,100 feet, Yuba State Park is 25 miles south of Nephi, just off Interstate 15. Yuba reservoir, when full, is 22 miles long and reaches a maximum depth of 80 feet, this is a great lake for sea doos, wakeboarding lessons, wakesurf instruction, and guided boat charters. Yuba Reservoir is the largest of many water impoundments on the Sevier River with a capacity of 250,000 acre feet of water.