Bass Lake Recreation Area

Nestled in the pine forest at 3,400 feet, Bass Lake is four and a half miles long and a half a mile wide. Bass Lake is a popular recreational area, known for its hot sunny days and warm water, making water sports enjoyable. The area provides recreational activities that include camping, picnicking, boating, water-skiing, personal watercraft riding, non-motorized boating, paddle boarding, hiking, and fishing. Wildlife can be spotted around the lake year-round, including osprey, herons and eagles. Additionally, California Land Management sponsors a variety of interpretive programs and nature walks throughout the summer at several locations in the Bass Lake area.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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