We encourage folks to become TLCA members so that together, we can keep our chain clean, beautiful and welcoming for generations to come — but that's not the only reason. We're also extremely dedicated to the worthy cause of kicking back and having fun. Even better, we'd really like it if you joined us. Check out this page for upcoming events and activities in our area, photos submitted from our members, and wonderful area businesses and organizations who share our cause and help support our efforts.
2022 Golf Tourney Results!
42 Golfers enjoyed a beautiful day at the Annual TLCA Golf Tournament. The Lake Gogebic Course was in excellent shape. Gary (course pro) and his staff provided us with another awesome event! The competition was fierce as only one stroke separated the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams. The returning Champions from last year eventually took home the Championship for 2022.
Greg Miljevich, Larry Sturgeon, Scott Sturgeon, “Bun” Randall
Marjean Schuelke, Julie Rued, Diana Bantz, Maya Discianno
Marjean Schuelke, Maya Discianno, Jack Eldred, Larry Sturgeon
Congratulations to ALL the Winners and Mark Your Calendar for Next Years Event on Saturday, July 22, 2023!
A special thanks to Gary Engstrom, Jim Hochstetter, Rick and Joyce Clem, Rose and Mike Martin, Stinky Gibson, and Phil Williams for their help at the event!
Upcoming Fun& Events
June 17, 2023
2023 TLCA MUSKY CONTEST
Always the Saturday of Father's Day weekend! Join us for a day on the water filled with fun and (hopefully) really big fish. 7 am to 4 pm. Awards and bragging rights to the winners. To compete, you must be a TLCA member and pay your entry fee by Friday, June 17. Register by contacting email@example.com (Tom Rued) or Archie Clark at 715.696.7770.
July 1, 2023
2023 ANNUAL MEETING
The TLCA Annual Meeting. Meet your neighbors and learn the latest about what's happening on the chain, from membership updates and lake studies to initiatives and special events. 9 am at the Winchester Town Hall on County Highway W. Always informative and almost always under an hour!
JULY 1, 2023
2023 WINCHESTER BOAT PARADE
Not a TLCA-sponsored event, but still one heck of a great time! Gather at the Divide between North and South Turtle Lake at 6 pm and get ready to vote for the winner as creatively-themed watercraft parade past the viewers on-shore. Or show your own personal creativity and be a contestant! Boats must be registered by 5:30 pm to qualify. Organized by the Winchester Fire Department.
WINCHESTER PICNIC IN THE PARK
A summertime community gathering for all ages! Beginning at noon. Children's games, frog and turtle races, a cake walk and lots of great food. Donated cakes and/or baked goods are needed and welcomed. This is not a TLCA-sponsored event; it is organized by the Winchester Fire Department.
July 22, 2023
TLCA FUN DAY - EVENTS
A great excuse to get out, meet folks, and have a great time. Choose from a golf tournament or a casual paddle around one of the lakes in our chain. Always the fourth Saturday of July.
Time: 9 am shotgun start (check-in by 8:15 am)
Place: Lake Gogebic Country Club
Limits: 36 golfers only (complete foursomes or individuals welcome)
Course: 18 holes (cart included)
Cost: $45 per person (includes lunch and "eye opener")
Payment: Due at check-in (cash, credit card or check to Gogebic CC)
SPACE IS LIMITED; RESERVE YOUR SPOT ASAP!
To reserve and/or for questions, contact Darryl Osikowicz here or call 715.686.2956.
TIME: 10 am
PLACE: Meet at the "Divide" (bridge between South and North Turtle Lake)
BYO: kayak, canoe, paddle board, anything non-mechanical.
Cost: No registration or fee required.
Who: All ages welcome! Paddle with us as long or briefly as you wish!
July 22, 2023
TLCA FUN DAY - PICNIC
For TLCA members and their families: A picnic at Winchester's town park, featuring barbecued pork, plenty of summertime food and fun, tons of awarded prizes and maybe an adult libation or two. Always the fourth Saturday of July, held rain or shine, thanks to a large covered shelter. Please bring a dish to pass and $10 per person to help cover our costs. Starts at 5 pm!
The Turtle Lake chain is an extremely photogenic environment, whether you're capturing local flora and fauna, family gatherings, local events, your catch of the day, or the sunset at the end of it. If you have a photo to share, we'd love to post it! Please email it using the link below, reference the gallery you'd like it to appear in (if any), and include any description or credits you'd like to share. We'll add it to the site about once a month. The usual standards apply, so keep it clean, safe and fun!