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About the area
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Bass Lake has been called "pretty as a postcard" by the Los Angeles Times and is the closest recreational lake to the park. This means hiking Yosemite by day-where you'll find hidden waterfalls, mind-boggling cliffs of granite and giant Sequoias-and relaxing lakeside by night. Take in the spectacular views of Yosemite National Park, including El Capitan, Half Dome, Sentinel Rock, Cathedral Rocks and Bridal Veil Falls. Yosemite has inspired generations of people for thousands of years.
Things to See and Do
Emerald green waters, majestic pines and Mother Nature...come see the beauty that is Bass Lake. Bass Lake is located 1 hour north of Fresno and just 17 miles from the Southern gate to Yosemite National Park. Bass Lake is considered a "warm water" lake with water temperatures reaching near 80 degrees during the summer months which make it ideal for swimming, boating and fishing.
The Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias, on the southern edge of Yosemite National Park, contains some 250 awe-inspiring giants, the largest tree s in the world. A short walk or shuttle-bus ride takes you to the "Grizzly Giant." With a circumference of more than 10 feet and a diameter of almost 35 feet, it is the oldest known Giant Sequoia, dating back 2,800 years. Tunnel View, one of the most famous and photographed vistas in the world, provides the classic view of Yosemite Valley, including El Capitan, Half Dome, Sentinel Rock, Cathedral Rocks and Bridal veil Falls.
On June 30, 1864, amid the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act, establishing Yosemite Valley. Today, the preservation of Yosemite inspires the world. Over 4 million people annually who marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty and gain a new understanding of the importance of preserving our wild lands.
Yosemite has inspired the words of John Muir and the photographs of Ansel Adams. And soon, you'll be gushing about Yosemite National Park, as well. With a visit to your resort at Bass Lake, you'll be in position to explore this incredible bounty on a daily basis.
At the California State Mining and Mineral Museum you can view minerals and gems from around the world and learn about California's rich mining history. At the Mriposa Museum and History Center is housed a fine collection of original documents, artifacts and artwork depicting the people and life in Mariposa County. The museum grounds also contain mining exhibits, a reproduction of a Native American village, the old Mariposa Gazette Building, wagons, stages and buggies.
The Bass Lake area is known for some of its Annual Festivals such as the Chocolate and Wine Festival held in February and October, the Fresno Ragtime and Vintage Music Festival, the Wood Carvers Rendezvous, Western Stampede and the Bass Lake Arts and Crafts Fair in April. During the summer months you can see the Annual Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show along with the Classic V-drive Boat Show, and the Sierra Loggers Jamboree.
Make sure you book extra time-you don't want to miss out on any of what Bass Lake and Yosemite have to offer!