The Perfect Weekend Camping Itinerary for Bass Lake, CA

Looking for an unplugged weekend of camping with great views, relaxing weather, and exciting day plans? Look no further than Bass Lake, CA. Bass Lake, known as a mini version of Lake Tahoe, is an amazing destination for camping of any kind. With a wide variety of activities available, visitors will never get bored. Follow this itinerary for a weekend camping trip at Bass Lake that you will never forget!

RV Camping, Glamping, and Good, Old-Fashioned Tent Camping in Bass Lake, California

Camping Styles – There are 3 different types of campers. People that stay in RV parks, people who like to really immerse themselves into nature with just a tent and a fire pit, and people who like things a little more upscale in cabins and resorts (also known as “glamping”). Bass Lake has perfect locations for every camping style. With hiking/biking trails close by and a beautiful lake to boat on, everybody’s needs are met.

Bass Lake Cabin Rentals
Outdoorsy Yosemite

Campgrounds Near Yosemite – Bass Lake, California

Outdoorsy Yosemite with newly renovated 1-3 bedroom cabins that couples and families love! This resort is the closest RV camping to Yosemite National Park. There are also tents sites available through the resort starting at $24.50. Camp whichever way makes you the happiest!

FRIDAY: Sunset Fishing

Most visitors arrive for a weekend of camping around mid-afternoon on Friday. The first thing to do is set up your site and get settled in. By the time that is finished the sun will be about to set. For a Friday night with a stunning view, we recommend fishing at sunset! Salmon are abundant during the summer, while rainbow trout are commonly caught in the winter. If you catch enough, you will have dinner too!

Need to rent poles?
Who to rent from: Bass Lake Boat Rentals offers guided fishing tours and fishing pole rentals.

SATURDAY: Go for a boating trip!


No trip to Bass Lake is complete without a day on the water!
Who to rent from: Bass Lake Boat Rentals has a wide variety of options including pontoon boats, fishing boats, jet skis, and much more.
Where: Located at Pines Marina, this rental option is customer-friendly and offers coupons to ensure a good deal.
When the boat trip is done, the hunger strikes! Cook a great homemade meal on the group fire pit available on the Outdoorsy Yosemite campgrounds. Wind down the day with a few ghost stories (a camping requirement!) and hit the hay. Read our blog post on Bass Lake Boat Rentals, Grillin’ and Chillin’ in Style.

SUNDAY: Don’t miss out on the views, go for a hike along the trails!

After a full day out in the sun, a day of light activity is usually desirable. That is why Sunday morning to mid-afternoon is a great time to go for a leisurely hike along the beautiful trails around Bass Lake. Way of the Mono Trail is a great hike for those looking for places to snap a few pictures, take in the view, and have a relaxing stroll. The trail is not too long (half a mile) and is pet friendly!

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is not guaranteed that all rental destinations will be open. Check ahead of time for accurate hours or closure information.

You’ll never run out of fun things to do when camping at Outdoorsy Yosemite!


Located only 18 miles from the south entrance, Outdoorsy Yosemite is the closest RV Park to Yosemite National Park. We also offer tent camping sites and 1-3 bedroom log cabin rentals. On-site amenities include cable, WiFi, swimming pool, shuffle board, kid’s game room, adult lodge with relaxing fireplace and games, group fire-pit, cafe and more!