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Bass Lake, California

For the best trails and outdoor activities, Bass Lake, California is a top choice. The Willow Creek Trail is a must-visit for hikers, offering scenic views of the lake and surrounding forest. It's a moderate difficulty trail, with some steep inclines and rocky terrain. Along the trail, you'll see unique rock formations and a beautiful waterfall. The lake itself is also a prime spot for water activities like fishing and boating. For a more relaxed outdoor adventure, Angel Falls is a popular attraction. This scenic waterfall is a short hike from the lake and offers stunning views. The Bass Lake area is rich in natural beauty and offers a variety of outdoor activities for all skill levels.

Top Spots in and near Bass Lake

  • Mono County, California

    Crab Cooker Hot Springs

    Getting There: Take Highway 395 heading toward Benton Crossing Road. Turn onto Benton Crossing and you’ll see an adorable wee green church. Continue two miles down the road. You’ll make a left turn and head down a dirt road. Cell service is scant in this area, so you'll probably want to...
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  • Mammoth Lakes, California

    Soak in Mammoth's Hilltop Hot Springs

    Mammoth’s volcanic valley floor is peppered with these natural steamy tubs with panoramic views of the Eastern Sierra. It’s pretty damn whimsical. My personal favorite is the Hilltop Hot Tub, which is a man-made stone pool fed by a bubbling, steamy creek. According to some corner of the web, it i...
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  • Groveland, California

    Drive the Yosemite Valley Loop

    Upon entering Yosemite Valley National Park I made it a point to see Half Dome, El Capitan, and Washington Column and several other famous Yosemite formations. What I didn't realize was as soon as I entered The Village was that all could be seen within a 15 minute loop around the valley floor. Th...
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  • Wild Willy's Hot Spring, United States

    Wild Willy's Hot Spring

    Also known as "Crowley Hot Springs", Wild Willey's is located a short drive from Mammoth Lakes. For more information on the hot springs and the public land restoration, check out the BLM's Website. From Mammoth Lakes, head south on the 395 for 3.5 miles until you make a left at Benton Crossing Rd...
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  • Hume, California

    Camp at Princess Campground

    Situated just off the stretch of road that connects the two sections of Kings Canyon, Princess Campground is the perfect home base for exploring both Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks. In addition to its central location, it takes reservations, so you can book a roomy spot well in advance o...
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  • Lee Vining, California

    Mono Lake Vista Point

    Mono Lake Vista Point is a quick pull off on the right side of Highway 395 as you’re headed south toward Mono City. The pull off is fairly big and is a great spot to pull over quickly to take in a view of Mono Lake and the greater area.
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