Madera County, Central California

Bass Lake Boating

Bass Lake Boating: Marinas, Fees, Rules, Ramps, Docks, Rentals

Nearby Boat Storage Facilities

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Bass Lake Queen Tours

Take a your group on a guided tour of Bass Lake in the Bass Lake Queen from Bass Lake Water Sports at The Pines Resort.

They charter by the hour for large groups, private parties, weddings, and company functions. The boat can hold from 42 to 62 passengers (62 with mix of adults and children).

$450 for 1 hour tour

Phone: (559) 642-3200

Nearby Lakes and Facilities

Eastman Lake

  • 25 miles east of Chowchilla
  • 1,700 acres, 4 miles long
  • Camping, Swimming, Fishing
  • Visitors Center, Boating, Water Skiing
  • Launch Ramps
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Day-Use Entrance Fee: $4
  • Eastman Lake

Hensley Lake

  • 17 miles northeast of Madera
  • 1,500 acre lake
  • Camping, Fishing
  • Swimming, Boating, Water Skiing
  • Launch Ramps
  • Day Use Fee $4
  • Operated by US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Hensley Lake

Bass Lake Boating in a Nutshell

  • Water Skiing, Wake Boarding, Tubing - Follow the counter-clockwise rule
  • Personal Watercraft - Use restricted to 3 designated areas except while coming and going
  • Patio Boats, Fishing Boats, Pleasure Cruisers
  • Kayaking, Canoeing, Row Boats, Rafts - lack of wind makes sailing difficult.

See Bass Lake Boating Regulations

Bass Lake Boating Fees

Annual Boating Sticker:   Under 51 HP $32,   51 - 250 HP $50,   Over 250 HP $63
Personal Watercraft Annual Sticker:   $50
Boat Dealers Annual Sticker:   $63
There are no daily rates. The annual stickers may be purchased from Bass Lake Water Sports, Millers Landing Resort or the Forks Resort.

Bass Lake Marinas

Millers Landing

Millers Landing is located at 37976 Road 222, on the southwest end of the lake.
(559) 642-3633     Website: Millers Landing
Webcam: Millers Landing Webcam
For information about lodging at Millers Landing, see Bass Lake Lodging


  • Launch Ramp  
  • Facilities:   Fuel Dock, Store, Cafe, Trailer Parking
  • Slips:   Nightly rental slips available for $25

Millers Landing Boat Rentals - 2017
Boat Length Seats Features Hour 4 Hrs. 5 Hrs. Daily
Patio Boat 20' 9 Canopy, BBQ NA NA $310 $400
Patio Boat 25' 13 Canopy, BBQ, good for tubing NA NA $350 $475
Patio Boat 25' 13 Canopy, BBQ, 115 HP, good for tubing NA NA $395 $525
Ski Boat 10 Open Bow, Wakeboard, Waterski $110 $390 $575
Wave Runner ~10' 3 Yamaha $100 $280
Fishing Boat 9 HP $25 $100 (6 Hrs.) $150
Other Kayaks, Canoes, Paddle Boards, Towable 6-Person Bananas
Photo of a marina at Bass Lake

The Pines Resort and
Bass Lake Water Sports Marina

The Pines is located on Road 432 at the north end of the lake. It is a complete resort community with a main lodge, a retail village, full marina (shown above), tennis courts, swimming pool, and spa.
Resort Phone:  (800) 350-7463     Website: The Pines Resort

For information about lodging at The Pines Resort, see Bass Lake Lodging


  • Launch Ramp   $5 for non-guests, free for guests
  • Facilities:   Fuel Dock, Parking, Restrooms,
  • Boat Storage:   Trailer or RV; Trailers usually $20 per night, $50 per week
  • Slips:   Overnight Slip Rentals $55 with a 3 night minimum in the summer, Seasonal Rentals waiting list
  • Boat Rentals through Bass Lake Boat Rentals located at The Pines Marina
  • Bass Lake Water Sports Phone:   (800) 585-WAVE(9283) or (559) 642-3200

Bass Lake Water Sports Patio and Ski Boat Rentals - 2018
Boat Length Seats1 Features 2 Hours Half Day Full Day
Half Day is 8 am - 1 pm or 2 pm - 7 pm. Full Day is 8 am - 7 pm.
Sell-Out and Holiday prices may apply.
1Seating capacity based on mixture of adults and children
3 and 5 day midwek rates are availabl if you call.
Patio Boat 18' 6 25 HP, Cruising, Fishing $149
Luxury Patio Boat 18' 5-6 50 HP, Tubing, Fishing, BBQ $199 $299 $399
Luxury Patio Boat 20' 7-9 50 HP, Fishing, Tubing, BBQ $219 $349 $499
Luxury Patio Boat 25' 9-12 75 HP, Tubing, Fishing, BBQ $249 $429 $599
Fast Luxury Patio Boat 26' 12-15 115 HP, Wakeboarding, Tubing BBQ $299 $499 $699
Elite Patio Boat 20' 7-9 60 HP, tubing $399 $599
Elite Patio Boat 25' 9-12 75 HP, tubing $499 $699
Elite Patio Boat 27' 12-15 Tubing, 115 HP $599 $799
Comp Ski Boat 8 Open Bow, Tower, Skis, Rope $349
Elite Wake Boat 10 Open Bow, V-Drive, Tower, Skis, Rope $499 $699
F-22 Tomcat Wake/Ski/Surf Boat 22' 10 Open Bow, Tower, Skis, Rope $349 $649 $899

Bass Lake Water Sports Jet Ski and Fishing Boat Rentals - 2018
Boat Length Seats Features Hour 2 Hrs. 4 Hrs. 5 Hrs. Day
Full Day is 8 am - 7 pm. Half -Day is 8 am - 1 pm or 2 pm - 7 pm.  Sell-Out and Holiday prices may apply.   3-day, 5-day, and Weekly Rates available on Fishing Boats
Yamaha VX 110 ~10' 3 25 HP, Cruising, Fishing $110 $200 $375
Fishing Boat 14' 2 9 HP, Aluminum NA $59 $99 $149
Paddle Boards, Canoes, Kayaks, Pedal Boats $30 $40 $60 $125

The Forks Resort

The Forks Resort: 39150 Road 222, Bass Lake, CA, on the west side of the lake
Resort Phone:  (559) 642-3737     Website: The Forks Resort

For information about cabin rentals at The Forks Resort, see Bass Lake Lodging
Resort Facilities: Dock, Boat Rentals, Cabins, Restaurant, Store, Restrooms

The Forks Resort Boat Rentals
Boat Length Seats Features 2 Hrs. Half Day Full Day 24 Hrs.
Half Day is 5 hours 8:30 am to 1:30 pm or 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Full Day is 8:30 am - 7:00 pm.
Patio Boat 25' 14 Canopy, BBQ ask $290 $390 $475
Fishing Boat 14' 4-5 6 HP, canopy available ($10) $50 $65 $95 $125
Row Boat 14' 4-5 May use your motor up to 12 HP $35 $55
Canoes 15' 3 not for young children $35 $55


Bass Lake Boat Shows

Bass Lake Antique and Classic Wooden Boat Show,
May 19, 2018   Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce

Bass Lake South Shore Car & Boat Show,
June 2, 2018   Bass Lake Chamber of Commerce

Marine Services

Oakhurst Boat/Marine
57501 Road 255, North Fork, CA
(559) 683-3534

John's Mobile Marine Service
Fresno, CA
(559) 264-9600

Ed's Marine Service
5677 W. San Madele Ave., Fresno, CA
(559) 436-6700
Ed's Marine Service

Clovis Marine
2475 N. Fordham Ave., Fresno, CA
(559) 291-5737
Clovis Marine

Sipes Marine
14501 Las Moras St., La Grange, CA
(209) 852-2653

Adams Marine
2515 N. Santa Fe Dr., Merced, CA
(209) 722-4660
Adams Marine

Bob's Marine
1608 Oakdale Rd., Modesto, CA
(209) 551-2165
Bob's Marine

Bev's Marine Service
7260 O'Byrnes Ferry Rd., #A, Copperopolis, CA
(209) 785-8500
Located at Lake Tulloch

Master Marine
15883 N. Hwy 59, Snelling, CA
(209) 563-6207
Master Marine

Best Marine Services
2213 East F St., Oakdale, CA
(209) 845-1000


Bass Lake
Boating Regulations

  • Overnight mooring is only allowed in approved areas.
  • Tubes designed to stay airborne like kites are not allowed.
  • PWC operators must be at least 16 years old.
  • PWC must use the designated areas except when crossing from one area to another.
  • Only 4-seater PWC may tow tubes or skiers; smaller PWC may not.
  • Noise restrictions are strictly enforced.
  • Night speed limit is 5 MPH
  • During times when a Red Flag is flown at the Sheriff's Tower and other locations, the speed limit is 40 MPH.

For a more complete list of Bass Lake Boating Regulations, see
Bass Lake Boating Regulations


Bass Lake
Launch Ramps

  • The Pines Resort - Free for guests, $5 for non-guests
  • Public Ramp - Southeast side of lake near the dam. Free launching, $3 per day parking at Forest Service parking area.


Bass Lake Water Levels

Pacific Gas and Electric must follow the regulations set forth by the federal government for the levels of the lake. For flood control the lake must be lowered to 60% of capacity (about 25 feet) by September 15. Lake levels usually stay high enough to float docks through Labor Day.

Water from the lake generates electricity and provides fish habitat, as well as serving farmers downstream.

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