Bass Lake

Sunset Magazine has referred to the Bass Lake as one of “The West’s Best Lakes.”

Bass Lake was founded in 1895 as Bass Lake Village. The village developed near the Bass Lake Reservoir that provided hydroelectricity in Central California. Today, the community is mainly used for tourism purposes.

The site is famous for:

  • Fishing
  • Hiking trails
  • Warm waters
  • Water sports

Bass Lake’s healthy population of largemouth bass and crappie, among others, makes it popular with anglers. During spring and summer, the site is attractive to boaters, water skiers, and wave runner enthusiasts. These activities have made the location a popular destination for tourists.

Bass Lake is located in Madera County in California. It is located inside the Sierra National Forest, 4.5 miles southeast of Yosemite Forks, about 12 miles from the southern entryway of Yosemite National Park.

How to get to Bass Lake from Oakhurst

It takes around 10 minutes to get to Bass Lake from Oakhurst.

From Oakhurst, take CA-41 N, then turn right onto Bass Lake Road. After 3.5 mi, you’ll need to turn onto Malum Ridge Road, which will lead you to Bass Lake.

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