The Sunken Island at Big Bass Lake


The Sunken Island of Big Bass Lake is quite a harbor these days. This former island is now underwater by several feet and has become a popular place to lay anchor and swim. What’s unusual about this island is that its in the middle of the north side of the lake. You can actually stand up so that people on shore think you’re standing up in the middle of the lake, which you are! My thanks to John Ennenga for providing us with this photo.

In the background you can observe Turtle Island which some people are now calling Pirate Island. What used to be a popular place for tent camping is now off limits as per a new sign on that island.

In effect, then, Big Bass Lake has five actual islands and one sunken island. Does anyone out there know if that area was ever actually land and when it began to go underwater?

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