Most people in the area know that this island is the near twin of Four Winds Island which was once owned by Camp Martin Johnson and that island does have buildings on it.  But, Turtle Island, owned by the Manistee National Forest, is shrouded in more mystery.  No structures are found there yet some people do camp on this island.  Take notice of the fallen tree toward the side of this island.  It extends its way into Big Bass Lake quite a few feet.

Here you can observe that fallen tree extending out into Big Bass Lake somewhat easier.  I would also take it that it is in this area where most campers erect their tents.  Or might it be on the open side of the island? 

I would like to know something about the interior of Turtle Island.  Is is marshy?  Could a building be erected on it?  How far is it from Four Winds Island?  And, have any of our readers camped out on this island?  Now, I’ve already dubbed Matson’s Island as Turtle Island so I don’t want to go so far as to rename this isle Mysterious Island but it is somewhat just that. 

That is until some of my questions get answered.  Besides Turtle, or Pirates Island as some call it, is such a tame name for this place.  Mysterious Island makes one want to go out there and explore it.  So, what’s stopping you from doing just that?