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How Does The Amenity Info Looks Like at Bass Lake, CA?

Amenity Overview in Bass Lake, CA

The above reveals the top rental amenities and the property numbers associated with each of them in Bass Lake. In Bass Lake, 518 rentals offer Internet or Wifi, 518 rentals offer Bed linens provided, 503 rentals offer TV. So, if you need Internet or Wifi during your vacation, use the Internet or Wifi filter to compare these properties. Two amenities that are not typical are Pool, Hot Tub.

Which Price Range Is Considered As A Good Deal in Bass Lake, CA Area?

Vacation House & Cabin Rental Price Information in Bass Lake, CA

The graph shows the percentages of vacation homes in each price bucket. Bass Lake has the largest percentage (21.29%) of homes in $150 - $200 price range.
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How Many Accommodations Are Pets Allowed in Bass Lake, CA?
Pets Allowed vs Not Allowed in Bass Lake, CA
26.12% of vacation homes in Bass Lake are pet friendly. Either you bring your loved pets on vacation or you have pet allergies, make sure to select the homes by applying the right filters.
What Are The Must-Visit Places in Bass Lake, CA?
Points of Interests In Bass Lake, CA

The most common & popular places (a.k.a points of interests) here in Bass Lake are:

Trail Recommendations in Bass Lake, CA Area?
Top Trails In Bass Lake, CA
If you like outdoor activities, we highly recommend you to visit those famous trails: Angel Falls Loop, Willow Creek Trail, Way of the Mono Trail, Goat Mountain Trail, Oakhurst to to Mariposa Scenic Drive, Brown's Ditch Trail, Lewis Creek National Scenic Trail to Corlley Falls and Red Rock Falls, Shuteye Peak Trail, Central Camp Road, Shadow of the Giants.
Where Are The Campgrounds in Bass Lake, CA Area?
Campgrounds Recommendations In Bass Lake, CA
If you love outdoors or travel with an RV, here are the campgrounds in Bass Lake: Crane Valley Campground, Kelty Meadow Campground, Bass Lake Recreation Area, The Forks Campground, Lupine Campground, Spring Cove Campground, Chilkoot Campground, Wishon Bass Lake Campground, Soquel Campground, Texas Flats Campground.
How Many Airports in Bass Lake, CA?
Airports Options in Bass Lake, CA

1 airport(s) close to Bass Lake are:

What are the must-visit places in Bass Lake, CA?
Must See Attractions

A self-guided, mile-long loop, Way of the Mono Trail starts fairly steep but levels off to an easy walk. At the top, Mono Rock provides stunning views of the valley and lake below. There are interpretive signs along the trail providing details of the first people to live in the area, telling the story of teenage Eku Mina as she goes about her day. Located across from the Little Denver Church picnic area, the hike is a great way to spend an afternoon once the picnic lunch is gone.

Falls Beach, located on the north side of the lake, is a great way to relax and enjoy a beautiful sunset. There is a barbecue available along with picnic tables, drinking water, and a swimming area. Angel Falls is above the beach, about a mile up the mountain. Keep in mind that the granite rocks can be slippery on the hike to the falls and the water moves swiftly. It is a popular hiking destination. 

Bass Lake did not exist a century ago. It was once a meadow that was home to Mono and Chukchansi people. In 1910, Pacific Gas and Electric built the Crane Valley Dam across Willow Creek, flooding the meadow. While the dam was being built, goats were brought in to help level the dirt at the bottom of the lake. Once the dam was completed, the goats were allowed to roam free and many made their way to the top of the mountain, giving it the name Goat Mountain. There are not wild goats there today, but if you climb the mountain, you will find the old fire lookout tower.

What are the travel peak seasons in Bass Lake, CA?
Peak Seasons

The average monthly temperatures in Bass Lake are 

  • January – low of 27F (-3C); high of 54F (12C)
  • February – low of 29F (-2C); high of 56F (13C)
  • March – low of 32F (0C); high of 59F (15C)
  • April – low of 41F (5C); high of 64F (18C)
  • May – low of 41F (5C); high of 74F (23C)
  • June – low of 48F (9C); high of 83F (28C)
  • July – low of 55F (13C); high of 91F (33C)
  • August – low of 54F (12C); high of 91F (33C)
  • September – low of 48F (9C); high of 85F (29C)
  • October – low of 40F (4C); high of 74F (23C)
  • November – low of 33F (0.5C); high of 62F (17C)
  • December – low of 27F (-3C); high of 55F (13C)

The Bass Lake area has an average of 267 sunny days each year and sees an average of 30 inches of snowfall.

What does the calendar look like for local events & festivals in Bass Lake, CA?
Local Events & Festivals

The Bass Lake Independence Day celebration includes fireworks and a boat parade. The parade begins at7 PM Willow Cove and ends at Miller’s Landing, just before the fireworks begin. Fireworks are visible from the Pines Resort all the way to the Falls and The Forks Restaurants.

The Bass Lake Fishing Derby is a timeless tradition in the area, providing anglers with the opportunity to win up to $50,000 in prizes. The derby is held the first weekend in May after tagged rainbow trout are released into the waters. Two of the fish are worth $10,000, one worth $5,000, and the rest are tagged at $20 and $100 each. Adults must have a California fishing license to participate, and you can fish onshore or by boat.

Thousands visit Bass Lake for the Yosemite Half Marathon, an event that allows you to run through the Sierra on the many fire roads around the lake before heading down to Beashore Road, ending at Recreation Point. It is a five-mile run through forests followed by a fast descent and three-mile loop. The event is held in May each year.

My*Tri Youth Triathlon, hosted by the Miller’s Landing Resort, appeals to those who want a challenging but fun course at all levels. Courses are designed for children 5 to 17 and even beginners to enjoy the event. It is a traditional swim, bike, and run event with three divisions, including Dash, Spring, and Ace. It began in 2013 as a way to promote healthy living for area youth. It is held in September each year.

Held in June each year, the Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon consists of Olympic and Sprint distance courses that include a swim, a ride around the lake, and a 5k or 10k run on the shore. Triathlons have a long history at Bass Lake, starting when the USAT and USTS National Championships were held at the lake in 1983.

Mountain bikers enjoy the Grizzly Century Bike Run, a 100-mile ride with the scenery of the Sierra Vista Scenic Byway. Riders choose from four different rides, including the Griz with an elevation over 10,000 feet and the Byway Grinder, a 100-mile ride on surfaces that include gravel, oil, native surface, and more. The Metric Century has views of the forests, rock formations, and the high Sierras at a 6,587 elevation while the Loop the Lake route is a 1,836 elevation around the lake. The event includes a pancake breakfast, lunch stops, and a post-ride barbecue meal.

What are the activities in Bass Lake, CA that are family friendly?
Family Friendly Activities

Camping is a popular family activity around Bass Lake with several different campgrounds available. There are primitive campsites, or you can choose a campground with full hookups, cable, and Wi-Fi, depending on what your family needs. Some campgrounds offer swimming pools, playgrounds, and clubhouses to keep children entertained.

Play on the lake in a boat, jet ski, or kayak. You can find several places to rent a watercraft in Bass Lake, from a small fishing boat to a big pontoon boat with a grill. Spend the day tooling around the lake with the family, enjoying the warm sunshine, and maybe even catching a fish or two. If you bring your own boat, be sure that it is registered through the Madera Count Sheriff. You can rent mooring space at several of the local marinas as well.

There are many hiking trails in the area, ranging from beginner to advanced. The Spring Cove Trail begins at the campground and travels up Goat Mountain. It is a five-mile trail, and some areas are steep. At the top is an old fire lookout tower. The Willow Creek Trail provides views of several cascades, but the water is very cold, and the rocks can be slippery. There are also many very easy trails that are perfect for small children.

Fishing has created family memories since the dam was built in 1910. The lake is now filled with bass, trout, Kokanee salmon, catfish, crappie, and bluegill, making it a popular location for anglers.

Adventurous families will enjoy off-roading around the lake. There are many businesses that rent off-road vehicles, including ATVs and dirt bikes. The Hite Cove trail is about five miles of narrow dirt roads and perfect for short wheel-based vehicles. The Iron Lake trail has elevations between 7,800 and 8,400 feet while the Star Lake trail is steep and winding. These are just a few of the off-road trails in the Bass Lake area where your family can spend a day exploring the backwoods.

Where to visit in order to explore art and culture in Bass Lake, CA?
Art & Culture Places

Sierra Art Trails is a non-profit organization that promotes the arts in the Bass Lake area. Each year, they produce the Yosemite Foothills Open Studio Tour along with other art-related events designed to bring attention to the many artistic endeavors in the area. The organization has sponsored events like the Fresno ArtHop Reception, the Valley View juried exhibit, Pathways – A Special Night of Music, and more.

How to get around in Bass Lake, CA?
Transportations

The closest airport to Bass Lake, California, is Fresno Yosemite International Airport, just over an hour from Bass Lake. Once there, you may be able to take a taxi or rideshare to the area, but it is advised that you rent a car so you have one available for area attractions.

What are the nightlife spots in Bass Lake, CA?
Nightlife Spots

Chukchansi Gold Resort and Casino, just half an hour from Bass Lake, offers slot machine and table games where you can try your luck. There are also eight restaurants, most with full bars available, as well. Try your luck at the games and then enjoy a few cocktails in one of the many bars on site. There is also live music and entertainment offered. The casino is located at 711 Lucky Lane in Coarsegold.

The Pines Bar offers a rustic environment with a great selection of on-tap beers. There are dartboards, pool tables, and a dance floor along with a huge outdoor deck. Thursday is karaoke night and either a DJ or live band plays on weekends. This bar was featured in the movie The Great Outdoors featuring Dan Akroyd and John Candy. There is a framed story behind the movie on the wall near the dance floor.

Where are the hidden gems or unique spots to visit in Bass Lake, CA?
Hidden Gems

The Queen’s Inn Wine Bar and Beer Garden offers more than 90 premium wines and a large selection of craft brews. Enjoy either in the adorable beer garden with firepits, twinkling lights and live music. The venue is pet friendly as well. Find them at 41139 CA-41 in Oakhurst.

Brian Allen Chainsaw Carving is a great place to find a unique gift to take home. All carvings are created on-site and one of the artists can carve a bear out of a block of wood in just three minutes. Stop by and watch them create art before your eyes and take home something unusual. You can find them at 41048 CA-41 in Oakhurst.

How to plan 1 or 2 or 3-day trip itineraries in Bass Lake, CA?
Trip Planning

Start your first day with breakfast at The Forks before heading out for a day on the water, either boating, jet skiing, or simply relaxing on the shoreline. Have lunch at Ducey’s before taking a hike to the top of Goat Mountain. Enjoy dinner at Ducey’s and a end the evening with drinks at the Pine Bar.

The next day, start with breakfast at Pine Village before renting ATVs to check out some of the off-road trails. Have lunch at the Marina Grill before visiting Falls Beach and checking out Brian Allan’s Chainsaw carvings. Enjoy dinner at Casa Velasco and end the evening on the patio at Queen’s Inn, wine tasting and enjoying some live music.

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