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Things To Do at The Pines Resort

Explore the Natural Beauty of Bass Lake

Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Bass Lake serves as a picturesque gateway to outdoor adventures and nature retreats. A stone's throw from Yosemite, this area offers a mix of serene landscapes and thrilling activities. Engage in hiking, trekking, mountain climbing, and a variety of water sports across the seasons.

Watersports at Bass Lake California


Enjoy year-round boat and equipment rentals from Bass Lake watersports.  For seasonal adventures, visit Miller's Landing and Forks Resort on the lake's south side. Choose from kayaks, canoes, jet skis, pontoons with BBQs, wakeboards, water skis, and tubing options to enhance your lake experience. Dive into the excitement on-site or explore around the lake.
Summer Concerts at Bass Lake California

Summer Concerts

Join us at Pine Resort for the Lakefront Summer Concert Series at Bass Lake! Experience four themed dinner buffets, each designed to enhance the musical evening. From the comfort of our lakeside gazebo deck, enjoy a variety of live music genres including classic rock and jazz. Dance, sing, or simply relax and absorb the stunning lakefront ambiance under the stars. 
Off-Road Tours at Bass Lake California

Off-Road Tours

Indulge in off-road adventure with guided tours take you through rugged landscapes and scenic trails, perfect for exploring the natural beauty of the area. Experience the thrill of navigating diverse terrains on state-of-the-art vehicles, and discover hidden spots only accessible by off-road paths. Suitable for all skill levels, these tours promise an unforgettable outdoor experience for adventurers and nature lovers alike.
Fishing at Bass Lake California


Experience the timeless tradition of fishing at Bass Lake, a warm-water haven with average summer temperatures around 76 degrees. Ideal for both sport and leisure, fishing here offers a chance to catch dinner, bond with family, and reconnect with nature. Enjoy this cherished pastime year-round at Pine Resort.
Biking at Bass Lake California


Explore the biking trails at Bass Lake, renowned for some of California's best mountain and road biking experiences. Challenge yourself on Beasore Road, a steep ascent reaching 7,500 ft, or tackle the famous 007 downhill trail, known for its scenic views and flowing path. For the more adventurous, the technical Willow Creek trail offers a journey past waterfalls and unique rock formations. Whether on paved roads or rugged off-road paths, Bass Lake provides a diverse biking adventure for all skill levels.
Swimming at Bass Lake California


Dive into the refreshing waters of Bass Lake at Pine Resort. With its warm temperatures, the lake is perfect for swimming all summer long. Enjoy a leisurely swim or simply relax by the water's edge, soaking up the serene beauty and vibrant atmosphere of our lakeside retreat.
Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Step back in time with a scenic 20-minute drive from Bass Lake to the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Rail. Just 4 miles south of Yosemite's entrance, board a historic narrow-gauge steam train. Travel along ancient logging routes of the Sierra, with the whistle's echo and steam rising, marking the beginning of a nostalgic journey through classic western culture. Don't miss this unique adventure that captures the spirit of the old West!
White Water River Rafting at Bass Lake California

White Water River Rafting

Experience the thrill of whitewater river rafting near Bass Lake, with exhilarating half-day and full-day trips starting just 40 minutes from Yosemite Valley. This intermediate course promises adventure and heart-pumping excitement, suitable for rafting enthusiasts seeking a challenge. For bookings, visit or call (800) 431-3636.
Gold Panning at Bass Lake California

Gold Panning

Step back in time and try your hand at gold panning around Bass Lake, located at Pine Resort. This nostalgic activity offers guests a chance to discover the rich history of the California Gold Rush. Whether you're a seasoned prospector or a curious novice, you'll enjoy the thrill of searching for real gold in the beautiful natural streams. Perfect for families and history enthusiasts alike.
Sierra Vista Scenic Byway at Bass Lake California

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

Embark on a scenic 100-mile loop through the High Sierras, offering serene views akin to Yosemite but without the crowds. This three-hour drive presents stunning panoramas of mountains, granite peaks, and lush meadows. Along the way, explore hiking trails, historic sites, and enjoy activities like gold panning, fishing, and biking. This route is a perfect blend of scenic beauty, historical richness, and recreational opportunities, ideal for a relaxing day out.

Wine Tasting at Bass Lake California

Wine Tasting

Indulge in the sophisticated experience of wine tasting near Bass Lake at Pine Resort. Explore a selection of fine wines sourced from renowned local vineyards. Savor the rich flavors and aromas in a picturesque setting, ideal for both connoisseurs and novices. This elegant activity is a perfect way to unwind and enjoy the scenic beauty of the area while discovering new favorite wines. 
Horseback Riding at Bass Lake California

Horseback Riding

Experience the natural beauty of Bass Lake from a unique perspective with horseback riding at Pine Resort. Traverse scenic trails through lush forests and along the lake's edge, all on horseback. This peaceful and engaging activity is perfect for all ages and skill levels, offering a memorable way to explore the area's stunning landscapes. Saddle up and head on an adventure that combines recreation with the tranquility of nature.
Hiking at Bass Lake California


Explore the majestic trails of Yosemite near Bass Lake at Pine Resort. From the family-friendly Mirror Lake Trail, perfect for a leisurely hike, to the breathtaking views at Taft Point and the challenging ascents of Clouds Rest, there's a hike for every level. Experience iconic Yosemite hikes like the Mist Trail and Yosemite Falls Trail, offering stunning waterfall views and exciting treks. 
Glacier Point at Bass Lake California

Glacier Point

Discover the iconic Glacier Point at Bass Lake, offering a stunning, eye-level view of Half Dome, one of Yosemite's most celebrated sights. This popular spot provides breathtaking panoramas alongside Tunnel View. Visit during peak times and consider starting at Taft Point to efficiently navigate crowds and shuttle lines. Glacier Point is a must-visit for an unforgettable glimpse of Yosemite's grandeur, just a short journey from Pine Resort.
Bass Lake Scenic Drive at California

Bass Lake Scenic Drive

Head on the scenic 10-mile drive around Bass Lake at Pine Resort. Experience diverse views of the lake, from million-dollar homes and cascading waterfalls on the north side to serene day-use beaches through the Sierra National Forest on the south side. Although the drive doesn't cross the dam, each turn offers a new, beautiful perspective, making it a memorable journey for nature lovers and photographers alike.
Glice Skating at Bass Lake at California

Glice Skating at Bass Lake

Visit the Bass Lake Rink & Activity Center at Pine Resort for a day filled with fun and activity. Whether you're gliding across the ice rink or engaging in one of the many available recreational activities, there's something for everyone. Ideal for families and groups seeking a lively outing, the center provides various games and sports to enjoy. It's the perfect place to stay active and create lasting memories.
Skiing and Snowboarding (off-site) at California

Skiing and Snowboarding (off-site)

Experience the thrill of skiing and snowboarding near Bass Lake at Pine Resort. Hit the slopes and enjoy crisp, powdery snow perfect for all skill levels. Whether you're carving down the runs for the first time or showing off your seasoned moves, the nearby snow-covered mountains provide an exhilarating backdrop for winter sports enthusiasts. After a day on the slopes, unwind in the warm, welcoming ambiance our resort. 
Beasore Road Activities at California

Beasore Road Activities

Explore the adventurous Beasore Road, a gateway to diverse outdoor activities near Pine Resort, Bass Lake. This popular destination offers everything from mountain biking, ATV riding, and dirt biking to snowmobiling and truck excursions. Hikers can enjoy the scenic trails, while history buffs will appreciate a visit to the quaint, electricity-free Jones Store, known for its homemade pies and cowboy heritage. 


Discover the wilderness of Yosemite National Park, nestled in the western Sierra Nevada Mountains, a haven for adventurers and nature lovers alike. Explore towering pine forests, ancient California Redwood trees, and the highest waterfalls in North America.
Bass Lake Area

Bass Lake Area

Nestled just 17 miles from Yosemite's southern entrance, Bass Lake is celebrated as a hidden gem within the Sierra Nevada. This charming mountain village, featuring the renowned Pines Resort on its north shore, has captivated visitors worldwide for generations, making it an ideal base an unforgettable getaway.