Photo Credit Amy Meredith
Bass Lake is one of California's premier kayaking destinations. The lake is surrounded by a tall pine forest along the western shore and is intermixed with oak and pine trees and waterfront homes along the eastern shore. Photo Credit Elizabeth Christie
Popular recreational activities include swimming, water skiing, sailing, kayak fishing and bird watching. Keep a look out while paddling for the bald and golden eagles that make their home here. Nearby hiking trails include Willow Creek, Goat Mountain, Spring Cove and Way-of-the-Mono Interpretive Trail. Kayak fishing is one of the enjoyable pastimes at Bass Lake. Kayak anglers patrol the teal blue waters, with their desired catch in mind.
Open: Bass Lake and Lupine-Cedar Bluff campgrounds are open year-round. The day use boat launch is located just past Wishon Point Campground. It closes at 9:00 p.m. All boats need to travel in a counter clock wise direction.
Fees: The day use launch area charges a fee to park and there is a fee to camp. There is a fee to use kayaks and watercraft on Bass Lake. There is a parking fee at the day use parking lot.
Lake Facilities: The facilities consist hiking and bicycling trails, jet and waterskiing, fishing, power boating, two boat launches and boat rentals. Swimming and sailing are not permitted. Pets are allowed on a leash. The Forks Resort has a general store, marina, gas, and boat rentals. Millers Landing Resort is nearby which provides pay showers, laundry, store and restaurant. Millers Landing operates a marina, gas, boat rentals, lodging facilities and a general store. Free public boat launching facilities are available at the Wishon Boat Launch, located at the south end of the lake. A handicap accessible boat launch is available. Boat launching facility at Wishon Point has accessible toilets and boat launch.