Bass Lake is located just 17 miles from Yosemite National Park and was voted one of “The West’s Best Lakes” by Sunset Magazine. Known for its warm emerald green waters surrounded by tall majestic pines, Bass Lake is a favourite destination for outdoor enthusiasts and ideal for fishing, boating and swimming throughout the spring and summer months. Scenic hiking trails allow you to explore the areas of Bass Lake and the Sierra National Forest, bustling with abundant wildlife and birdlife. Catch a glimpse of the well-known mating Bald Eagles or a rare but possible sighting of a bear. Bass Lake hosts many year round events, the most popular being the annual July 4th fireworks display against a spectacular backdrop of reflecting water and peaks. Throughout the summer you will find farmers markets and craft fairs. The Bass Lake Fishing Derby is a favourite for fisherman.
The activities at Bass Lake do not end at the water’s edge. There is shopping at Pines Village and an excellent choice of restaurants to be found. Bass Lake has three nearby golf courses and three nearby casinos.
During the winter months explore the area by snowmobile or visit Yosemite’s Badger Pass Ski Resort for world-class skiing. End the day by the fire with spectacular winter wonderland views of Bass Lake.
There is plenty to explore in the immediate area of Bass Lake. Visit the Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias with over 300 ancient Giant Sequoias. Take a slow scenic drive to Glacier Point with panoramic views of the Yosemite Valley or visit a working alpaca ranch. Just a short drive away is the natural wonder and popular destination of Yosemite National Park.
Nearby Yosemite National Park
A trip to Bass Lake is not complete without visiting the nearby Yosemite National Park, a perfect piece of paradise with scenic peaks and valleys, beautiful giant Sequoias, waterfalls and an abundance of wildlife, birds and plants. Endless trails, fishing, rock-climbing and horseback riding make this a worthwhile trip for the whole family. Take an exciting 4 mile railroad ride into logging history at the south gate of Yosemite. Yosemite National Park offers unforgettable beauty.
Bass Lake is a beautiful recreational vacation destination designed by Mother Nature.