Bass Lake

Last Updated: 19th Jun 2013

<p>Bass Lake is a year-round resort town located in the Serra Nevada Mountains and the surrounding area is well known as the gateway to the south entrance to <a href="/contikipedia/articles/yosemite-national-park">Yosemite National Park</a>. The man-made lake was formed in 1910 when a dam was built as the south end of the Crane Valley and today the lake is 7km (4.5 miles) long and 1km (½ mile) wide. The water in the dam is used to generate electricity for central <a href="/contikipedia/articles/california">California</a> and is stocked year round with fish by the California Department of Fish and Game. The Mono Native American tribe once made their home here.</p>