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  • Activities At Bass Lake California


Set out to explore the surrounding area just beyond the Pines Resort and take in the natural wonders of the Sierra National Forest. Ride the Sugar Pine Railroad, walk among the towering giant Sequoias at the Nelder Grove, or sign up for a Sierra Jeep tour that takes you off the beaten path.

Water Sports

Bass Lake sees hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. While a lot of them treat it as a hub for their Yosemite adventures, nearly a half comes specifically for the Lake and water activities. Bass Lake is classified as a "warm water" lake with its temperature reaching 80 degrees in summer months. There are three, privately owned and operated boat rentals on Bass Lake (one on the north shore and two on the south shore) that offer a great variety of water crafts; from pontoon boats, ski boats, jet skis to kayaks, paddle boards and water tubes.
Nelder Grove Of Giant Sequoia At California

Sierra Vista Scenic Byway

This picturesque nearly 100-mile loop will take you up in the High Sierras and you will enjoy Yosemite like sights without dealing with the crowds. During this 3-hour drive you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the mountains, breathtaking granite peaks and lush meadows. You can also hike along the trails, visit historic sites, go gold panning, fishing, biking and more…
3 Reasons to take a ride along the Scenic Byway:
1. Scenic - beautiful views, pleasant and relaxing drive if you don't mind riding high country roads.
2. Historic - multiple sites with evidence of the past (old buildings), traditions and customs.
3. Recreational - multiple recreational sites are perfect for fishing, biking, picnicking, hiking, camping and more…
Sierra Vista Scenic Byway At California

Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

This historic, authentic four-mile railroad excursion takes you through the Sierra Mountains, with the Sierra National Forest's woods providing the backdrop. Book one of the narrated journeys through the Sierra National Forest with a stop over at the Lewis Creek Canyon; enjoy one of the Moonlight Specials with the bonfire and folk music or relive the excitement of the gold rush, as you are panning for gold! This attraction operates from April through October and is located just 20 minutes from Bass Lake, off Hwy 41, just 5 minutes from Yosemite
Sugar Pine Railroad At California

Sierra National Forest - the Land of Many Uses

The Sierra National Forest is known as the "land of many uses" and likewise, it is a "land of many activities." We believe in nature's awesome ability to rejuvenate, invigorate and connect. That's why we have compiled a list of some of our favorite activities around beautiful Bass Lake, Yosemite, and the surrounding area.
  • Nature Hikes
  • Fishing and Hunting
  • Extreme sports (rock climbing, zip lining, white water rafting)
  • Four Wheeling
  • Museums & Art Galleries
  • Winter sports (Snowmobiling, Snow shoeing)
  • Horse back riding
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Horseback riding - Yosemite Trails Saddle & Sleigh Company At California
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