Bassett Lake covers 77 surface acres and has an average depth of 5 feet. Fishing for bass is best in early spring, following ice-off, to early summer. Largemouth bass occur in the lake, but shore fishing can be difficult, so a boat or float tube/pontoon boat is recommended. There are two unimproved boat launches, one on each side of the lake. During the summer, biting insects and a thick mat of aquatic vegetation render the lake nearly unbearable and unfishable. The typical tackle works for largemouth bass and weedless or surface lures are suggested. Tailings Creek produced trophy-sized trout in the past, but recent low flows have halted all stocking activities. Camping is not allowed and no restrooms are available. Roads will be very muddy and difficult to drive when wet.