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Bass Lake - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Bass Lake, CA, USA

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About Bass Lake

Bass Lake is one of California's premier boating, swimming and sailing lakes. It is nearly five miles long and is surrounded by beautiful pine trees. Boat launching facilities, mooring and rentals are available at several Bass Lake marinas.Most of the land around the lake is part of the Sierra National Forest. The U.S. Forest Service designated the lake an official Recreation Area and has developed campgrounds and picnic areas on the south shore of the lake.

Attractions Near Bass Lake

Willow Creek Trailhead
Willow Creek Trailhead0.98km from Bass Lake

The Willow Creek Trailhead is a signed site with a restroom and registration box. It provides access to the 300 trails of the Danskin Trail System. This trail is great for birding, hiking, and walking, and it's unlikely you'll encounter many other people while exploring.

Nelder Grove
Nelder Grove10.27km from Bass Lake

A Giant sequoia grove located in the western Sierra Nevada within the Sierra National Forest, in Madera County, California. It contains a number of sequoia stumps, remaining from when the grove's ancient trees were logged in the late 1870s to 1890s.

Wassama Round House | State Historic Park

The Wassama Round House State Historic Park is in the Sierra Nevada foothills, in Madera County of central California. It preserves the traditional meeting place of the Southern Sierra Miwok people. Here, ancient customs of local Native California Indians are honored and passed down to younger generations.The Wassama Roundhouse is a reconstruction built in 1985 upon the location of four previous such houses.

Shuteye Peak
Shuteye Peak13.44km from Bass Lake

A majestic mountain located in the Sierra National Forest in Madera County, California. It is known for its panoramic views of the San Joaquin Valley, Mammoth Mountain, Bass Lake, and North Fork areas and is home to one of the last active fire lookouts in California. The peak is accessible by a main trailhead which begins north of Central Camp used by the United States Forest Service to supply the Shuteye Peak Fire Lookout by off-road vehicle.

Fresno Dome
Fresno Dome13.63km from Bass Lake

Fresno Dome is better defined by the Mono Indians as "the greeting place". The dome as known to the Mono Indians as "the greeting place". John Muir encountered Fresno Dome, calling it "Wamello", in the 1870s, and used its summit to locate Fresno Grove.The campground is a favorite spot for deer hunters and is largely empty other than during deer season.

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Madera is the Spanish term for wood. The county derives its name from the town of Madera, named when the California Lumber Company built a log flume to carry lumber to the Central Pacific Railroad there in 1876.