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Canoeing Bass Lake
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Bass LakeCanoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

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 aBass Lake Kayakingnd 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.

Jan Feb Mar Apr Jay Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 47 53 57 65 73 82 90 91 84 73 57 48
Low 28 30 33 37 43 50 55 55 49 41 32 27

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, lThe Best Places to Kayak in California Guide Bookodging 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.



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