Turtle Island- Part One


On the second photograph, provided by Big Buck, it appears as if a ladder were going up the side of the trees. Can anyone else see that?  In this five-part series, all the pictures are coming via the camera genius of Big Buck who is a regular reader at BBL and Beyond.

In the past, I have shown some actual island footage of Haunted and Four Winds Island, but now, for the first time, you will be able to go ashore at Turtle Island later in the series and see what the internal parts of this island looks like.  In the 1050’s through the 1970’s, this island was known as Turtle Island but in recent years I believe the tag, Pirates Island now applies. 

This is the only island of the five on Big Bass Lake that is owned by the Manistee National Forest.  It is the twin island to Four Winds which was once owned by Camp Martin Johnson.  Overnight campers still use Turtle Island but are not supposed to cut down any timber.  They are to bring their own firewood with them.

Have any of our readers camped out on Turtle Island?  If so leave us a comment as to your experiences on te island.

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