Fun things to do in Bass Lake, CA on your vacation to Yosemite

Who doesn’t love the idea of spending some time by a beautiful lake? No matter what you do, lakes are a fantastic location for a variety of fun and family based activities which can help you to not only feel closer to nature, but also closer to one another too.

If you are planning a Yosemite vacation for you and your family, then you will be happy to know that you can spend some time at local Lake with lots of fun activities – a short 30 minute drive from the southgate entrance to Yosemite. Some people may decide to lay out a picnic blanket and just watch the world go by, however, if you are looking for something a little more active, then you will find a variety of things to do at Bass Lake and during your Yosemite Vacation.


Bass Lake, CA

There is something pretty thrilling about being able to take to the water and get active. Thankfully at Bass Lake there are a number of different water sport companies that offer up a number of different ways to get a little wet. For those who want to take a gentler pace then you may want to try out a kayak or canoe, or if you are feeling a little braver, then there is also the option for paddle boarding or simply taking a swim.

Hiking Trails

Fancy being able to explore the lake on your own two feet? If you do then there are a number of trails that you can try out. These take you into the Sierra National Forest which means that you can not only get some great views of the lake, but also the woodland too. There are trails for those who want to take a gentle walk and trails for those who are ready to take on something a little more challenging.


It seems silly to be surrounded by so much water and not try your hand at fishing. Much like the watersports, there are a number of places that you can hire fishing equipment from and in no time at all you will be seeing what you can catch. The lake is known to contain snag bass, rainbow trout, and even more varieties of fish. It is important to remember that if you are over 16 then you will require a fishing licence.


Have a BBQ

If you’d rather chill out and spend some quality time with your loved ones relax by the shoreside at Bass Lake. Why not make up a picnic, grab a blanket or two and simply sit by the lake and enjoy the amazing view?

Not only does it mean that you can sample the beauty of Bass Lake, but that you may also see some of the local wildlife that Yosemite has to offer. There really is nothing better than that!


And as always if you are up for even more adventure, head off-roading with us to Bass Lake Lookout on a 4×4 Jeep Tour!