Bass Lake

Second only to Yosemite in terms of popularity, Bass Lake is a popular vacation spot year-round. The sapphire waters surrounded by towering pine trees make for a vacation destination matched only in the wealth of activities offered.

Named by Sunset Magazine as one of "The West's Best Lakes", Bass Lake is renowned for excellent fishing, hiking trails, and warm waters. Wakeboarders flock to Bass Lake throughout the spring and summer as do boaters, water skiers, paddle boarders, waverunner enthusiasts and more.

Amazing hiking trails offer beautiful views of Bass Lake and the surrounding Sierra National Forest. For those who prefer to remain closer to civilization, there is shopping at the Pines Village and dining at excellent restaurants throughout. Ducey's on the Lake, The Forks Resort, Miller's Landing and Casa Velasco all offer an array of cuisines to satisfy any craving.

Bass Lake is also a popular event center. Numerous events attract people year round. One of the most popular is the annual July 4 fireworks display. Few images can top the scene of brilliant fireworks reflected back in the waters of Bass Lake as thousands of people gather on and off the water for the spectacle. Other popular events include weekly farmer's markets in the summer, arts and craft fairs throughout the year, the Bass Lake Fishing Derby, the Bass Lake Classic Triathlon & MyTri Youth Triathlon, South Shore Car & Boat Show and many more.

When you take a Bass Lake vacation, you never have to stray far from the water. Three resorts sit right on the shore, while numerous vacation rentals are either on the water or just up from the lake's edge. If you like to rough it, numerous campsites are near the shore as well, keeping you close to the action. As one would imagine, Bass Lake has abundant wildlife. Perhaps the most well-known residents are the mating pair of Bald Eagles, delighting visitors and residents alike when they make their appearances. Bass Lake is also home to Golden Eagles while other animals like deer, raccoons and even the occasional bear have been spotted.

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