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Bass Lake Camping – FAQs

Do I need a reservation for Bass Lake?

You don’t need a reservation to enjoy hiking trails near Bass Lake, but you will need a reservation for lodging. Bass Lake campgrounds include tent camping sites, full hookup RV sites, and cabin rentals within miles of Yosemite’s south entrance. California campgrounds and RV parks are popular destinations, especially during the summer, so it’s best to reserve lodging in advance. 

Is Bass Lake near Yosemite?

Bass Lake, California, is located about 18 miles from Yosemite’s south entrance. Bass Lake’s proximity to Yosemite allows visitors to experience the National Park without camping in the crowded campgrounds.

Campgrounds in California - Bass Lake

Does Bass Lake have showers?

Bass Lake at Yosemite RV Park and Resort has many amenities available for guest use including showers, a sparkling swimming pool, kid’s game room, playground, adult’s lodge with relaxing fireplace, group fire pit, cafe, and more!

camping near Yosemite

Does Bass Lake have WiFi?

Bass Lake at Yosemite RV Park and Resort has the best WiFi package available, but the service can still be intermittent. 

What should I bring to camp at Bass Lake?

It depends. Are you planning to tent camp? Glamp in a cabin rental? Rent a full hookup RV space? If camping in a tent, you will want to pay special attention to the weather. For more information, check out our Tent Camping Guide for Beginners. Bass Lake at Yosemite also offers cabin rentals with everything you need to stay warm and cozy despite the season. If planning to camp in an RV during the winter, you may want to take extra care to winterize your rig. 

yosemite cabin rentals

Can I walk to Bass Lake from the campground?

Absolutely! Bass Lake is a 2-minute walk from Bass Lake at Yosemite campgrounds. There are also hiking trails nearby that provide scenic views of Bass Lake. 

campground by the lake

Can I rent a boat on Bass Lake? 

You bet!  Bass Lake recreational area is known for its hot sunny days and warm water, making fishing and water sports enjoyable. Visitors enjoy picnicking, hiking, boating, water-skiing, personal watercraft riding, non-motorized boating, paddle boarding, and fishing. Check out our article on Grillin’ and Chillin’ on Bass Lake for more information on renting speed boats, pontoons, and other watercrafts. Visit the Yosemite This Year website for a list of other adrenaline pumping activities near Bass Lake, California.


Bass Lake at Yosemite features RV campsites, cabins, and tent camping with amenities in Bass Lake, California. Located 18 miles from Yosemite’s South Entrance, BLAY is the perfect place to hang your hat during your next hiking trip.