The Falls Picnic Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Located on Bass Lake. Area has pine, oak and cedar trees. Sites have good shade.

Total Picnic Sites: 6

Max. Group Size: 6 per site

Stoves: Pedestal Grill

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Day Use 6am – 10pm
Reservations: No
Area Amenities: Accessible,Picnic tables,Toilets
Fees $10.00/vehicle/day
Usage: Light
Water: Potable Water
Restroom: Flush Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire

General Information

General Notes:

A seismic retrofit project for the Crane Valley Dam at Bass Lake is underway to improve the dam’s ability to safely withstand seismic events. Until the retrofit construction is completed in 2012, Bass Lake’s water level is lowered ten feet from normal summer operations. Summertime recreation remains open during project construction. For more information visit PG&E website at


100 % accessible


Take Hwy 41 north from Fresno; continue thru Oakhurst to Road 222. Turn right on Road 222, travel east 3 miles and turn right (Road 222), continue for 3/10 and bear to the left at Road 432. Travel 1 mile around the north side of the Lake to the Falls Picnic Site.


Day Use $3 per vehicle.



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Picnic tables Yes, accessible
Toilets Yes, flush
Accessible 100 % accessible
Areas & Activities


  • Accessibility
    A continuing goal of the Forest is to provide as many recreation opportunities for everyone to experience the great outdoors.


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