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Bass Lake

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One of the most popular recreational lakes in the Sierra Nevada, mainly due to its proximity to Yosemite National Park. Bass Lake is a great alternative to camping inside Yosemite Valley. Lots of boating, fishing, waterskiing & numerous campgrounds around this lake. For more seclusion and privacy, try camping away from the lake. Long ago Bass Lake was formerly known as Crane Valley Reservoir.
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elevation: 3420' population: 607 zip code: 93604


Sierra Lake with pines & oaks surrounding; recreational mountain lake

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Madera County
E of Oakhurst
off Hwy 41 near jct. Hwy 49



  • backpacking
  • biking
  • boating
  • camping
  • hiking
  • horseback riding
  • fishing
  • mountain biking
  • snow skiing (Badger Pass)
  • watercraft rentals
  • water skiing
  • Bass Lake Boat Rentals
  • parks, forests, rivers & lakes:

  • Sierra National Forest
  • Yosemite National Park
  • Fresno Flats Historical Park
  • Sierra Mono Indian Museum
  • Wassamma Round House SHP
  • Mammoth Pool Reservoir
  • bass lake campgrounds

    Spring Cove Campground
    Lupine Camp Bass Lake
    Forks Campground Bass Lake
    Wishon Campground Bass Lake
    Chilkoot Campground Bass Lake
    Kelty Meadow Camping
    Soquel Campground Willow Creek
    Big Sandy Campground
    Summerdale Campground Yosemite NP

    tent camping

    Very popular mountain community, residential & recreation lake inside Sierra National Forest, on the south side of Yosemite National Park. Camping outside Yosemite park is plentiful around here. Recent California Wildfires have affected this region (backcountry) but not so much at the lake shore.

    USFS Ranger Station:

    Sierra National Forest
    Bass Lake Ranger District
    57003 Road 225
    North Fork, CA 93643

    nearby towns:
    Yosemite Valley
    North Fork
    local links:

    Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce

    Sierra Flyfisher
    Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad
    Bass Lake Cabins & Reservations
    Sierra National Forest Map USDA
    Yosemite Park Topo Maps
    NatGeo Yosemite Maps
    The Forks Restaurant & Resort
    Bass Lake Boat Rentals
    Casa Velasco Mexican Restaurant
    Yosemite Sierra Summer Camp
    Summit Adventure
    Creek Fire 2020

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