About Lake

 

Lake Tyrone is an all sports lake, with no public access. The lake is spring and creek fed, is about 102 acres, and has a maximum depth of 25 feet.

Location: Tyrone Township, Livingston County, Michigan, east of US-23, between Clyde Rd. and Center Rd. exits. Lake residents reside in either Tyrone township to the north or Hartland township to the south end of the lake. Lake Tyrone is surrounded by Bullard Road on the west, Read Road on the south and Mabley Hill Road on the east. All students attend Hartland public schools.
Latitude: 42.6931
Longitude: -83.7258
Elevation: 981 ft (299 m)
Size: 102 Acres
Shoreline: 2.7 miles
Residents: 184
Lots: 202
Boat launch: Owned and operated by Lake Tyrone Improvement Association
Fish: largemouth bass, black crappie, yellow bullhead, bluegill, pumpkinseed, green sunfish, yellow perch, golden shiner, northern pike, and walleye

The maximum depth of the Lake Tyrone is about 25 feet with only about 2 acres being over 20 feet. In fact, of the 102 acres only about 6 acres are over 10 feet in depth. The average depth of the lake is 4-5 feet with most of the lake being acceptable depth for all sports activities. For those just learning the lake, there is a shallow area on the Mabley side near the point with the white house and many parts near the edges of the south bowl are shallow.  All homes have plenty of depth for boat access and docking, it is just areas you will want to watch out for while using the lake in a motor boat.

History

Tyrone Lake was smaller in the past and was named Russell Lake according to old maps. The lake empties into North Ore Creek and flows eventually into Saginaw Bay. In the 1920s the lake was dammed at the north end increasing its size to 102 acres and making it a long narrow lake with a central deep part (the old lake) and long expanses extending both north and south from the center. The expanded part of the lake to the south covered marshy areas.  According to ‘old timers’ on the lake, there are a number of tree stumps left in that area to this day because the lake filled so fast after the dam was closed.

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