Voted one of the top 10 best lakes in California by Sunset Magazine in 2006, Bass Lake is a beautiful recreational destination just 17 miles from Yosemite National Park. With sapphire blue waters surrounded by towering pine trees, the deep, scenic lake is a popular summertime getaway for boating, fishing, paddle boarding, water and jet skiing, wave running, and swimming.
Bass Lake also offers amazing hiking trails with sublime views of Bass Lake and the surrounding Sierra National Forest. The lake offers several boat launches and marinas, including at The Pines Resort, with water sport rentals and gear. Bass lake hosts many cool events like the annual July 4 fireworks display and the Bass Lake Fishing Derby.