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Bass Lake Fun!

BL’s warm waters will call you daily to the shore or dock. Over 40 beaches surround the lake, depending on water height, and are reached by car from the frontage road or of course by boat.

Boats, slips, wave runners, and water toys can be rented from the following. The cabin does not offer a boat slip.

Boat ramps await at the Pines Marina or at the dam. You can explore for a beach of your own by boat or by the lake front road that accesses over a dozen spots. Bring your beach chairs, blankets, rafts, and sand toys! Local lake events include Jazz on the Lake, Art Fairs, Fireworks (July 4, Labor Day Friday, and New Years). Tennis courts are found at the Pines Resort, ¼ mile from the cabin.

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Cabin Times

Family meals, games, movies, and time can be the mainstays of your vacation. The new kitchen makes cooking convenient and pleasant. The cabin stocks board games, puzzles, cards, DVD/VCR players. You can talk, eat, and play cards on the deck together--or eat inside if it’s chilly.

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Sierra Outdoor Extravaganza!

The mountains above Bass Lake offer a National Park, skiing, and special treasures: golf, hiking, fishing, mountain biking, four-wheeling and unique Sierra history.

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Yosemite National Park

This world-class National Park cannot be missed, a 60 minute drive north on Hwy 41. Yosemite is a “shrine to the strength of granite, power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.” Bring a picnic for lunch, a raft for the Merced, boots for hiking—or your skis. Few outdoor visits can compare to Yosemite.

Golf Courses

Three courses await you and your party: Sierra Meadows (18-holes), River Creek (9), and Wawona (9). Course information

Winter Fun

Badger Pass offers snowboarding, downhill and cross country skiing, even tubing (60 minute drive). Also, sliding and skating are available at Tenaya Lodge, 20 minutes away.

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Several classic trails surround the cabin. Willow Creek Trail (2 mi.): Enjoy this backwoods trail through pines and oaks from the head of Crane Valley Rd., simply at the top of the road above the cabin. Willow Creek Trail to Angel Falls. (1 - 4 mi.) See multiple cascades flowing into deep rock pools. Starts from lake shore or from Rd. 274 bridge. Keep going a mile to reach the more remote Devil’s Slide. The Way of the Mono Trail (.5 mile walking trail) features marvelous views of Bass Lake, portrayals of daily life for the Mono Indians, and granite grinding holes. Goat Mountain Trail (1-8 mi) rises out of the Forks Campground 4 miles to a fire lookout tower at the summit. Majestic views lie across into the Sierra Nevadas or down upon Bass Lake. Lewis Creek Trail (1-4 mi) follows the woodsy creek from the trailhead marked on Hwy 41 (a few miles above Oakhurst). Enjoy the shady waterfall halfway in.

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Fishing is a major pastime at Bass Lake, and a great place to teach kids the craft. Rent boats or cast from docks and shore. Bait and tackle is available at Pines Market, The Forks, and Miller’s Landing. Mountain fishermen head up Beashore Rd. or the Sierra Scenic Byway ( http://www.byways.org/explore/byways/2300/ ) for streams and lakes. You can learn the secrets from Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides ( http://www.symg.com/ ) ... or find try to find it all on your own terms.

Mountain biking + Four-wheeling

Multiple roads give you access to thrilling terrain. Hwy 41 to Yosemite, Beashore Rd above the Pines Marina, the Central Camp Rd., and the Sierra Scenic Byway are the starting points for granite domes, flowery meadows, waterfalls, single tracks, peaks, and lakes. A few of the many perspectives on such excursions include:

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History in the Sierra

The Sugar Pine Railroad ( http://www.ymsprr.com/ ). Ride into history on a 4-mile railroad excursion at Yosemite's south gate on Hwy 41 on the same powerful locomotives that hauled massive logs through the southern Sierras.

Mariposa ( http://www.visitmariposa.net/tour.htm ) offers two historic landmarks, antiques, and restaurants set in a Gold Rush town layout. Begin this scenic 50 min drive out of Oakhurst on Hwy 49 North.


39449 Crane Valley Court, Bass Lake, California 93604

Vacation Rental Reservations call 805.434.1811