Looking North from The Big Island


Big Island is the only island on Big Bass Lake that is highly populated. Of the remaining four, Haunted Island now has a lone tenant while Four Winds Island’s onwer maintains the buildings that were once owned by Camp Martin Johnson. Grandma’s Hat and Turtle Island are not inhabited by people.

This is a view from Big Island looking north through the “narrows” of Big Bass Lake. In the distance would be both Four Winds and Turtle Islands which are in close proximity one to the other. This is the corridor that speedboats use to get to the southern parts of the lake be it southeast or southwest.

This is one great view of the narrows of Big Bass Lake. Do any of our readers live on Big Island? Let us know by way of a comment. This island used to be known as Waite Island, named after its founder. The bridge leading to the island is named after him.

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  1. My grandfather built the cottage on the very northern tip of the Big Island. My brothers and cousins still talk of the wonderful times there growing up. We used to play on haunted island and built “forts” on Grandma’s Hat. I remember packing a sack lunch and taking the canoe across the lake and into Little Bass Lake. The property was sold to the present owners in the late 1960’s or early 70’s. The original cottage was one story with 2 bedrooms and was expanded by the current owners.

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