One difficulty that I sometimes have in describing the location of the caretaker's cabin in the forest is that it is so closely hemmed in by trees on three sides, meaning that the only easy way to see the place from the sky is from an angle looking southward (from somewhere north of the cabin).
Bing's maps allows one to rotate the view of aerial photographs to see "bird's eye" views of an area. Here are two views of Saginaw Forest and the caretaker's cabin taken from Bing.
These photos seem to date from the previous caretakers' tenure. However, not a whole lot has changed from that time. (Of course, the building of a boardwalk along the eastern end of the lake, and a dock on the lake will alter things a little bit...)
Use of the Forest
Public use of Saginaw Forest is encouraged. Rules for the public's use include (but are not limited to):
- No parking in front of the access gate.
- Public use hours are from 6am to 6pm only; no camping on the site!
- No vehicles or bicycles are permitted on the site except those for approved research and teaching use (bike parking available at the main gate).
- Dogs with owners are welcome to visit, but they must be on a leash. (Also see here.)
- Dog owners must carry out all pet waste; please bring your own doggie bag to do so.
- No cutting or collecting of plant material; no hunting or harming vertebrates (this includes no fishing).
- No smoking.