Bass Lake is a small inland lake which is popular for fishing, sailing, canoeing and kayaking. Although there are many private homes and cottages around the lake there are two public access points. The lake has 344 surface acres of water with a maximum depth of 28 feet. Sandy beaches ring the tree-lined shore, and the bottom of the lake is sandy as well, making it a great lake for families and swimming. It is considered an "all sports" lake with more than enough water for boating, water skiing and fishing. In fact, Bass Lake is a favorite fishing lake with the locals. Plentiful populations of rock bass, walleye and northern pike make their home in the lake. Anglers will also find healthy populations of bluegill and largemouth bass to challenge them. Bass Lake has public boat access at a Michigan Department of Natural Resources boat ramp. The Boardman River is a short drive from the lake and is known for its exceptional canoeing and trout fishing.
Bass Lake is a quiet lake tucked away in the western part of Grand Traverse County. Real estate for sale and vacation rentals are available around many of the county's lakes, including cabins nestled in the trees that surround Bass Lake's shores. The lake has a very private, wild feeling. It is, however, just minutes from everything. The town of Grawn is near the lake, and Traverse City is only six miles away.