Gold Country California Visitor Information

Bass Lake

Named by Sunset Magazine as one of “The West’s Best Lakes”, Bass Lake is renowned for excellent fishing. Wakeboarders flock to Bass Lake throughout the spring and summer as do boaters, jetski enthusiasts and more.

Off the water, amazing hiking trails offer beautiful views of Bass Lake and the surrounding Sierra National Forest. For those who prefer to remain closer to civilization, there is shopping at the Pines Village and dining at excellent restaurants throughout. Ducey’s on the Lake, The Forks Resort, Miller’s Landing and Casa Velasco all offer an array of cuisines to satisfy any craving.

Bass Lake is also a popular event center. Numerous events attract people year round. One of the most popular is the annual July 4 fireworks display. Few images can top the scene of brilliant fireworks reflected back in the waters of Bass Lake as thousands of people gather on and off the water for the spectacle. Other popular events include weekly farmer’s markets in the summer, arts and craft fairs throughout the year, the CIE Wakeboarding Competition, the Bass Lake Fishing Derby and many more.

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