BSLA Fall Road Clean-Up  [Week of Monday, September 7 through Sunday, September 13]

We need your help.

Please mark your calendar for the next Big Star Lake road clean-up that will take place the week of Monday, September 7 through Sunday, September 13.

Trash bags and safety vests will be available for pick-up at Mr. Bibs starting Monday, September 7.  Gather your family and/or neighbors and spend an hour picking up trash to keep our Big Star Lake roads and lakeside neighborhoods looking beautiful.

Please leave the filled trash bags by the area marker signs.  If you have any questions please contact Judy Alphenaar at Judyalphenaar@gmail.com.

Bring your smile and a pair of gloves and remember, “Many hands make light work.”


Judy Alphenaar

Silent Bark Band Hit the Right Spot

BSLA thanks all the boaters who attended our First Annual Band Event – Silent Bark on Saturday, July 25.

The weather was great.

The band was awesome.

The turnout exceeded our expectations.

Hope everyone had a great time.

Your BSLA Board


BSLA 2020 Annual Labor Day Weekend Road Race – COVID Cancellation Notice

Given the size of the annual Labor Day Weekend BSLA Road Race and the number of volunteers it takes to run the event, we are sorry to inform everyone that the 2020 BSLA Road Race is cancelled due to the risks from COVID.

We intend to have a 2021 BSLA Labor Day Weekend Road Race.  We wish we did not have to cancel the 2020 event, but believe it is best.

For anyone who has already submitted your 2020 entry, we will return your entry fee soon.

We really enjoy the annual road race and are disappointed to have to cancel it due to COVID.

To your health & safety – Your BSLA Board

Swimmers’ Itch

We have had a few emails regarding Swimmers’ Itch in the last 2 weeks.  We have attached an article about the causes of Swimmers’ Itch.

Click Here to read the article and the very helpful CDC site information.

Robust toweling after immediately rinsing with fresh water as soon as you get out of the lake is the best way to avoid the condition.

Please let us know if there are additional events.  We will monitor.

The Odd Fellow and Rebekah Tall Oaks Camp was not able to offer a children’s camping season in 2020 due to COVID-19.

However, the Camp has RV/Tent sites, family cabins as well as bunk cabins for weekend or weekday rentals.

If you haven’t been to the Camp before, please call (231) 898-2295 and ask for Sue.  She will arrange for a tour.

Please help support the Camp.

What Is Big Star Lake

Welcome to Big Star Lake, a 912 acre all sports-lake nestled in the beautiful Manistee National Forest in Northern Michigan.  Big Star Lake features something for everybody.  From listening to the call of the loons on a quiet morning, plying the pristine waters in search of a multitude of sport fish, or all types of water sports activities.

The BSLA is pleased to welcome you to Big Star Lake and we hope you get your feet wet.

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Between mom and son we have nearly a century, 95 years to be exact, of going to BSL every summer weekend! My mother calls it heaven on earth.

Adam R.

It is beautiful and has a nice sandy bottom. Great for skiing. fishing, paddle boarding. and swimming of course. Large enough for many to play. Great sunsets too. Relaxing.

Pamela L.

A beautiful area with much to offer anyone.

Bryan S.
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