Bass Lake is a located one hour northwest of Fresno and 17 miles from the southern gate to Yosemite National Park near the exact center of California. Bass Lake’s emerald green water and sandy shores are nestled among tall Pines at an elevation of 3,415 feet.
This year-round vacation destination was named one of the "West's Best Lakes" by Sunset Magazine, and has been a popular tourist destination since the 1930s. The lake is renowned for excellent water activities, mountain bike trails, hiking, fishing, shopping, and lakeside dining. Lodging includes lakeside resorts, friends and family cabins rentals, and campgrounds.
If you wish to play on the lake, Bass Lake is the perfect place for you! With summer water temps reaching 80 degrees and three marinas to choose from, you can find everything you need to satisfy your water activity needs. Plus, there are two public boat launches, so if you have your own water toys... bring them along, too.
See you at the Lake!
Located in the heart of the Golden State, Madera County encompasses the High Sierra, California’s historic Gold Country and Golden Chain Highway 49, and fertile farmlands of the Central Valley. Experience the Fossils to Falls Trail of Madera County: visit 750,000 year old fossils at the Fossil Discovery Center, sample award-winning tastes of our Madera Wine Trail, play at beautiful Bass Lake, ride back through time on a historic steam train, and explore the many art galleries and museums in these quaint western towns. Stay at one of our many outstanding lodging facilities from hotels, resorts, bed & breakfast inns, to vacation homes, RV parks and campgrounds.
There's more to your trip than a destination – it’s about the journey.