Bass Lake is one of two Bass Lakes in the park. It is an easily accessible, sandy bottom lake visible on the east side of M-22 about 6 miles north of Glen Arbor. There are several access points plus a short 2-track off the main road where you can park along the sandy shore and swim, fish, or kayak. No motorized boats are allowed.
There are still two small cabins at one end of the lake, but most of the lake is wild. The surrounding land is open, the shore is firm, and the bottom is sandy, and there aren't too many mosquitoes. All these features make Bass Lake one of the prettiest places for a lazy day picnic. There are no restrooms here, but some are available at nearby School Lake.