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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 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

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

Bass Lake Rink

Lace up your skates, get your winter gear ready and come spin, glide and slide at Bass Lake! 


The Pines Resort is happy to announce the opening of Bass Lake's First Skate Rink!


The Glice (artificial ice) rink will be located on the upper tennis court. The activity opened on Dec. 23, 2022 , with the grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting scheduled for January 21st, 2023. Weather permitting, the Skate Rink will be opened until March 31, 2023.


Sugar Pine Railroad At California
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