Bass Lake Attractions
Bass Lake Boating
For many who enjoy Bass Lake camping, boating is a part of their plans. A public boat launch ramp is located on the southeast side of the lake near the dam. Although launching is free, there is a $3 parking fee in the Forest Service lot.
In addition, Bass Lake requires boats to display an annual sticker which may be obtained from Bass Lake Water Sports, Millers Landing Resort, or the Forks Resort. There is no daily permit. Annual stickers range from $32 to $63 based on the horsepower of the boat.
Several marinas around the lake rent a variety of boats, including patio boats, fishing boats, jet skis, and ski boats.
- The Forks Resort
- The Pines Resort and Bass Lake Water Sports
- Millers Landing
A number of excellent picnic areas are situated along the shore of Bass Lake. Picnic areas have tables with good shade, drinking water, and flush toilets. Most charge a $5 day-use fee. Hours of use are 6 AM to 10 PM.
- Rocky Point is closest to Spring Cove Campground.
- Pine Point is closest to Spring Cove Campground.
- Lakeside is closest to Lupine and Cedar Bluffs campgrounds.
- Pine Slope is closest to Forks Campground.
- Little Denver is closest to Spring Cove Campground.
- Denver Church is closest to Recreation Point Group Campground.
- Twin Falls is on the northeast side of the lake.
- Willow Cove is on the east side of the lake.
Bass Lake Annual Events
Visitors who enjoy Bass lake camping often plan their vacations to coincide with some of the popular annual events held at the lake.
The Bass Lake Fishing Derby is held in early May and is always a popular event.
Look for the Bass Lake Arts and Crafts Fair held in May and again in December.
Catch the Bass Lake Classic Triathlon in early June.
The Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show is a wonderful display of classic boats. It is usually held in lake May.
Fireworks light up the night sky on July 4.