Destination guide

Embrace nature on a Bass Lake vacation

Bass Lake vacation rentals will take you to another world deep in the Sierra National Forest. Your family can enjoy summer fun swimming, camping, and exploring the forest trails. Wintertime visitors take advantage of skiing and snowboarding, along with other fun activities, in the nearby ski resorts. Bass Lake has an eclectic downtown area with much to discover, and its atmosphere is the perfect segue to your excursions to the natural treasures surrounding Bass Lake, such as Yosemite National Park.

Things to do

Spend a lazy day at the beach in Bass Lake

Bass Lake beaches are great places to spend a summer day swimming and working on your sun tan. There are designated swimming areas around the perimeter of the lake, which make this a great attraction for families. You can rent boats and jet skis or enjoy fishing on the lake. For a fun-filled afternoon in the town, check out the downtown area. You’ll find many unique shops that sell handmade products, artwork, and jewelry. End the evening with fine cuisine at one of the Bass Lake restaurants.

Activities

Check out scenic vistas in Bass Lake

Bass Lake campgrounds, including Cedar Bluff Campground or Recreation Point, are on the southern side of the lake. While camping in one of the 7 campgrounds, be sure to check out the many hiking trails and perhaps take on the most challenging one, Willow Creek Trail. If history is your thing, you’ll want to check out the Lewis Creek National Recreation Trail, where you can go hiking along the historic lumber flume route. If you want to experience scenic vistas and see the lake from the top of the mountain, check out the Way of the Mono Trail.

Weather

The best time to vacation in Bass Lake

Summer is the ideal season to visit Bass Lake, when the water temperature is a blissful 75 degrees―perfect for enjoying water skiing, swimming, fishing, and boating. Many Bass Lake summer rentals will have pools to help you cool off after a long day of sightseeing and exploring the area. Snow comes to the Bass Lake area in the winter months. Bass Lake vacation rentals are typically close to the mountain region, where you can go cross-country skiing on one of the hundreds of miles of trails. You can take a guided tour, experience snowshoeing, or go ice skating at an outdoor rink.

Natural features

Explore sheltered coves around Bass Lake

The area around Bass Lake is surrounded by the Sierra National Forest. Your stay in Bass Lake vacation rentals is going to give you the chance to explore the forest, see wildlife, and get back in touch with nature. Your family can bike along one of Bass Lake’s bike trails and have fun discovering all the hidden treasures of the forest. The area is only 14 miles from the southern entrance of Yosemite National Park. You can explore the sheltered coves and spend the afternoon swimming with your special someone. Relax at the end of the day and enjoy the spectacular sunset.

How to get there

How to get to and around Bass Lake

The nearest airport is in Mariposa, CA (RMY-Mariposa-Yosemite), located 29.5 mi (47.5 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you might consider flying into Fresno, CA (FAT-Fresno Yosemite Intl.), which is 39.1 mi (62.9 km) away.

Can I find a vacation rental around Bass Lake?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 590 vacation rentals near Bass Lake. From 202 Cabins to 312 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Bass Lake for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Bass Lake?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Bass Lake:

  • Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort: 2,039 vacation rentals
  • West Village: 46 vacation rentals
  • Granite Ridge: 81 vacation rentals
  • China Peak Mountain Resort: 166 vacation rentals
  • Sierra Cedars: 63 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Bass Lake?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Bass Lake. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Bass lake Recreation Area: 616 vacation rentals
  • Willow Creek Trailhead: 612 vacation rentals
  • Wagner's Mammoth Pool Resort: 538 vacation rentals
  • Yosemite Valley: 789 vacation rentals
  • Yosemite Falls: 335 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Bass Lake listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Bass Lake?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 202 Cabins in Bass Lake. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Bass Lake include:

  • Houses: 312 rentals available
  • Cottages: 202 rentals available
  • Villas: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Condos/Apartments and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Bass Lake?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 53 vacation rentals with pool available in Bass Lake. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.