Big Star Lake Association

Welcome to the Big Star Lake Association site.   We hope the information here will be useful and look forward to your input and additions.  Welcome to the next exciting stage in the evolution of our new website. The new website also has exactly the same content as our old site, but just moved around some of the content locations.


08/26/2016 The Big Star Lake Fishing Contest Form will soon be available for download. Please go to the EVENTS Page and then to the FISHING CONTEST SECTION. Please enter our annual contest. Good Luck!

08/01/2016 LAKE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT TO HOLD OPEN HOUSE On Saturday August 27th from 12:00-3:00pm at the Lake Township Fire Station(next to the Lake Township Offices).
The Public is invited and welcome. Come and enjoy a free hot dog and lemonade while the Lake Township Firefighters show the community their fire-fighting equipment. Spend a little time with the men and women who are critical to help us protect during emergencies in Lake Township.

From Lake County Sheriffs Department: We held a class and passed 12 students this year.  Board Member Carol Steely reported that this class went very well and look forward to next year. If anyone is interested for 2017 classes please contact Carol at her email

Fishing Contest update from the Annual Meeting: Bob Bromley is stepping in to help gather the information and emails since the death of Tom Miller this past winter. If you have emails or pictures from the 2015 contest please send to Bob at
We are doing our best to make sure everyone is awarded their proper recognition and trophies.
We are in the process of compiling the results for this years Golf Outing. Please check back soon.
Second trash pickup is scheduled for September 10-11. More Volunteers are needed. Please contact Dick Hayes to help do your part at (616) 250-6611
BSL Road Run is on September 3rd. Please register online or call Tom Hoffman with questions at (616) 394-0223
Please refer to the Boat Parade page to see the results from 2016. If you have any pictures please send them to our Website Guru at
Finally, please refer to the News Section for there is information there that isn't always in the announcements. Thanks again for being a part of our great lake.

Attention Big Star Lake Members...Today Big Star Lake will be teated for Milfoil. The notice for this should have already been sent to the cottages. As an FYI(for your information) swiming in the lake should be restricted for 24 hours starting today. Lawn watering should also be avoided for at least 1 week. This is per the advice, at my request, of the Restorative Lake Sciences.
President, Larry Treece Sr.

Big Star Lake Evening Light Parade is scheduled for: July 1st, 2016 10:00-11:00 PM It will be commencing on Minising Point and touring West.

Greetings to all Members of the Big Star Lake Association. I wanted to update you on a few important items going on around the Lake including: Please remember our Annual Meeting July 2, 2016 at 10:00 am at the Big Star Chapel . We have plenty of new information to share so count on at least 90 minutes. Fireworks at Dusk same date.

NEW MEMBER COFFEE AND DONUTS: July 2 starts at 8:30 am.  Contact Bob Tiggleman at for more information.  We want to meet and encourage you to invite a new member to the BSLA.
Recycle Update: scheduled for Saturday June 11, July 9, and August 13 at 8:00 am-12:00 pm at the Fire Barn. Please contact Jean Oosterheert at: for more information.

UPDATE on drain.  The drain is closed due to temperature regulation restrictions. The drain is in very poor shape and must be replaced.  There is a plan to replace the drain.  I will have more information at the annual meeting. Mr. Steve Leonard, from the Lake County Road Commission will be with us to explain the details. I expect that our annual assessment will go up to replace the drain structure.

Walleye plant: I talked with Mark Tonello from the DNR and the Mason County Walleye Association.  We should plan on a walleye plant every other year if the hatch is good. He has not completed the study from last year as of this date.  Overall the DNR has been very pleased with the result of the plantings over the years.  Mark encourages walleye fishing and is happy to see and receive reports and photos. 
Please send to:    He also adds:  (1) obey the limit laws of 5 per day; (2) keep in mind good reason and conservation when it comes to how many fish you can take and eat [A lake our size may have up to 1800 adult walleye]; (3) have fun - fishing is a good sport, but do the math on what might hurt a population of fish.

Our Annual Golf Outing is July 9, 2016 at 9:00 am Marquette Trails.  Contact Dick Hayes: for more information.
Larry Treece – BSLA President

Please visit our tour page for a full pictorial tour of Big Star Lake.

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Big Star Lake History

Fireworks July 4th

Camp Tall Oaks, 7153 S. Rebecca Rd in Baldwin Michigan