Starke County (Ind.) ; Tourism; Merry-go-rounds; Shooting galleries; Ferris wheels; Water slides; Beaches;
Bass Lake Park was located right on the lake at the south end of Bass Lake. It was built by Harry Rannells and featured a carousel, ferris wheel, shooting gallery, cafe and water slide. Later it became Brydon's Beach.
Starke County (Ind.) ; Boats; Lakes & ponds; Hotels;Tourism;
The original Bass Lake Hotel was located on the lake's west side just north of 500 South. It was owned by Harry Rannells. At that time, around 1890, a road did not exist in that area so rather than arriving in a taxicab, guests arrived by boat.