The blue waters of Bass Lake are only 20 minutes south of the southern entrance to Yosemite National Park.
This mountain paradise invites visitors to indulge in romantic getaways, reunite for family gatherings and holidays, and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Located in the Sierra National Forest, the lake is at an elevation of 3,369 feet — making the surface waters blissfully warm in summer, around 75°F/24°C.
The lake is about 4 miles long, a half-mile wide, and 98 feet deep. The shoreline is 18 miles long.
Your family will quickly fall in love with Bass Lake and the wonderful amenities it provides! Bass Lake offers many ways to enjoy the outdoors:
• There is no speed limit for boats on the lake, making it a popular destination for water skiing, wakeboarding, and wave runners.
• It also has sheltered coves for swimming and for sailing, as well as kayaking and pedal boating — all making it the perfect location for water play with your family.
• Fishers enjoy catching Bass, Rainbow Trout, Kokanee Salmon, and more. (California fishing licenses are required for ages 16 and above.)
• Dozens of trails lead into the surrounding hills and forest, so there’s plenty of exploring by foot or mountain bike.
We offer lakeview and lake-area homes, many with boat slips on community docks — and even homes right on the water with private docks! Many of our homes are within walking distance to restaurants, markets, bars and shops that line the northern shore.
Need help finding a home that is your perfect fit? We’re here to help, seven days a week, with staff who know our homes and the area.
We work, live and play at Bass Lake — and so we have the inside scoop on what to do and where to go to have a great time!
Take a peak below to find some of our favorite things to do.
(Advisory: Lake Water Level — Bass Lake is a recreational man-made lake owned and operated by Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Its water is used to generate electricity and irrigate farmland in the Central Valley, and so lake levels vary throughout the year.)