Lake Martin is a special place where everyone loves spending time on the lake. And I do mean everyone-both those with two and four legs. You probably think I am talking about dogs-and trust me they love the lake too-but today I’m actually talking about goats. Yes, goats love our lake! There is even one special group of goats that like to spend their Summers on an island at Lake Martin. They get on a pontoon boat and make the trek to their island each Spring, and then go back to their home to spend the Winters with their parents, Ricky and Stacie Baker.
A visit to Lake Martin just isn’t complete without a trip to Goat Island. The island itself is just north of Martin Dam, and is only accessible by boat. The goats love getting visitors though, and this is one thing you absolutely, positively have to add to your day on Lake Martin. Let me be clear though, this is not like a petting zoo. You won’t buy a ticket and be ushered in. These goats are just there chilling and living their best goat life. Think about it…..These are goats, spending their Summer vacation on an island in the middle of a beautiful lake-and you get to go play with them and feed them Cheetos. What could possibly be better than that? Below are a few tips to help you find your way there, and have a great trip to Goat Island.
Latitude: 32.69082, Longitude: -85.91540
FREE. This island is open to the public and anyone is welcome to come visit the goats. However, they do have a bank account set up, and you are welcome to donate anytime if you feel led. This is not a business, and there is one loving family that handles all of their care- including food, medical care, etc. If you are interested in donating to the care of the goats, you can do so via PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org or Venmo: Goat-Island
Things The Goats Love:
-Cheetos (This is their favorite food! Want to make quick friends with the goats? Bring that cheesy, crunchy goodness to them!)
Things The Goats Do Not Love:
-Dogs (There are lots of islands for the dogs to visit on Lake Martin, but because the goats can get a little freaked out by them, please refrain from bringing them here.)
Follow Them On Social Media:
This special crew has their own island-of course they have their own Facebook page as well. The owners update the page with the latest info for visitors, and it is a place where everyone can share their Goat Island selfies and ask questions. Whether you visit or not, just following them on Facebook is sure to put some happiness in your newsfeed. You can follow them here.
Get to Know the Goats of Goat Island
My name is Bug. I was born on March 12, 2016. I was named by Bailey and we have the same birthday. Her nickname is Bug, so that’s how I got my name.
My name is Lakey. I was born on March 2, 2019. My mom is Rosie and I have a twin brother. His name is Smalls.
My name is Smalls. I was born on March 2, 2019. My mom is Rosie and I have a twin brother. His name is Lakey.
My name is Marley. I was born on February 5, 2020. My mom is Sweetie Pie and I have a twin brother. His name is Moe. I am just like my mom-I am very loud and like to talk alot.
My name is Sissy. I was born on February 5, 2020. My mom is Bug and I am one of the triplets. My sister is Sassy and my brother is Skoot.
My name is Moe. I was born on February 5, 2020. My mom is Sweetie Pie and I have a twin sister. Her name is Marley.
My name is Sweetie Pie. I was born on March 13, 2016. I was named by Britney. I am the LOUDEST one on the Island and I talk ALL the time!
My name is Kowaliga. I was born on March 2, 2019. My mom is Bug and I have a twin brother. His name is Brownie.
My name is Rosie. I was born on March 18, 2016. I was named by Blaire. I am the most gentle one of all my family.
My name is Skoot. I was born on February 5, 2020. My mom is Bug and I am one of the triplets. My sisters are Sissy and Sassy.
My name is Sassy. I was born on February 5, 2020. My mom is Bug and I am one of the triplets. My sister is Sissy and my brother is Scoot.
My name is Brownie. I was born on March 2, 2019. My mom is Bug and I have a twin brother. His name is Kowaliga.