The Pines Resort is located just 17 miles from the Southern entrance to Yosemite National Park, an hour North of Fresno. The Resort sits on the North Shore of Bass Lake, in the Sierra National Forest at 3,300 ft elevation. To know more about our convenient location and the best way of reaching, click here .
Bass Lake and Yosemite Area are great places to visit year-round. Springtime brings blooming trees, meadows covered with flowers and rushing waterfalls. Summer is perfect for watersports. Autumn brings hiking enthusiasts and Winter is perfect for relaxing and enjoying picturesque sunsets.
Yes, Bass Lake is great for swimming and in the summertime, the water temperature reaches low to mid 70's. The Bass Lake region is also known for its recreational activities like fishing, paddle-boarding and more.
Temperature varies based on the season. Winter months typically come with low to mid 40s during the day. In the Summer and Fall you will enjoy mid-60s to low 70s. In the summer time, visitors enjoy upper 80s to mid-90s. There is a big temperature difference between day and night, sometimes even 30 degrees drop. Make sure to bring a sweatshirt or a jacket to use it in the evening.
The Pines Resort consists of a hotel (cabins and suites), two restaurants, bar, market, gas station, conference center, gift shops, etc. Ducey's on the Lake is the name of our signature, lakefront restaurant.
At this time, (rental) car is the best and most convenient option. As of May 2017, the Pines Resort was added as a stop for YARTS (Yosemite Area Regional Transportation Services), which means you will be able to use a public transportation from San Francisco, Madera, Fresno and into Yosemite without the need to drive yourself. This is a seasonal option, available only in the Summer.
The Resort is at the snow level. We do see some snow, but usually it isn't much. Please make sure to follow the weather forecast and be prepared to carry chains, should you need to travel in the inclement weather. We see the snow as early as November (Thanksgiving weekend) and as late as early May, however, January & February are the months with the most chances of snow.