Big Bass Lake is the prime getaway for those interested in outdoor leisure activities, family fun, aquatic activities, and of course fishing. Boasting three large private lakes brimming with largemouth bass, miles of clean sandy beaches, protected swimming areas, waters for canoeing, kayaking and sailing, playgrounds, picnic areas and six professional LayKold surface tennis courts, Big Bass Lake has something for everyone. When the summer fun ends, the wonderful winter activities begin; ice skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing, and skiing are just a few of the winter activities offered in and within driving distance of the Big Bass Lake area.
We also have two fully equipped recreation centers open all year round. One is home to a indoor pool, snack shop, treetop lounge, sauna, ski shop, tubing, sledding and ski hill with tow rope. The other recreation center touts a large heated outdoor swimming pool adjoined to tennis courts featuring the Tennis Pro, basketball courts, locker rooms, a game room, snack shop, and it can also be rented for social functions.
Beaches are open for weekends starting May 22nd which is Memorial Day Weekend.
June 20th the beaches are open full time for the summer.
Big Bass Beach 11am - 7pm.
Larsen Beach 11am - 6pm.
There are a myriad of local places to buy and rent kayaks, canoes, and other boating equipment. Big Bass Lake is also within driving distance of aquatic adventure attractions and water parks.
**Electric motor boats must be registered with the State of Pennsylvania. All water crafts must be equipped with a U.S. Coast Guard approved floatation device for each occupant.
The area has three large private lakes stocked with bass and the nearby Lehigh River, which flows through the community for over one mile, is an excellent spot for trout fishing.
**All fisher persons, 16 years of age and older, must possess a valid Pennsylvania fishing license. Licenses may be purchased at Bill's Shopping Plaza & Hometown Hardware.
The Big Bass Duffer's Golf Club is in full swing! The club plays at area gulf courses every Tuesday during the season. To sign up, visit the Administration Office at least one week in advance so that the proper number of tee times can be reserved at the course. The Duffer's Club caravan will meet at the Administration Office parking lot Tuesday mornings. Courses and departure time will change on a weekly basis. This information will be posted at the Administration Office.
**For additional information please contact Henry Menapace at (570) 848-1681.
Heated Indoor Pool - Located at the recreation center which also includes a snack bar, sauna, game room and ski activities and shop.
Outdoor Pool - Located at the clubhouse, it is temperature controlled and features a wading pool for small children.
Starting Memorial Day Weekend the pool is open on weekends.
Starting June 20th, the outdoor pool is open full time for the summer.
Daily Hours 11am - 7pm.
The Pool side grill is open May 21st to September 7th.
A total of six professional LayKold surface tennis courts available at different locations.
All tennis courts are open daily from 7am until dusk, weather permitting.