Thompson Lake Howell MI

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Thompson Lake History

Originally,Thompson Lake consisted of three smaller lakes connected by Alger Creek. The area surrounding these three lakes was typical of a marsh and wetland ecosystem. In 1836, Moses Thompson constructed a dam for saw mill operation resulting in the formation of one large lake named in his honor.

Thompson Lake Water Source

Alger Creek which flows out of Lake Chemung (Brighton) flows into southeast side of Thompson Lake.  The overflow from Thompson Lakeflows into the South Branch of the Shiawassee River.

Thompson Lake General Information and data

Thompson Lake has a surface are of 264 acres.  Thompson Lake is an all sports lake.  Average depth is estimated to be 9 feet with a maximum depth of 52 feet found just north of the island in the central portion of the lake. An estimated 75% of the lake depth is 10 feet or less.

Thompson Lake Fishing

Black crappie, bluegill, and largemouth bass were the most abundant fish inThompson lake.  Other species include bluntnose minnow, bowfin, carp, whitesucker, golden shiner, northern pike, pumpkinseed sunfish, rock bass, redear sunfish, warmouth, yellow perch, and yellow bullhead.

Thompson Lake Park

Is just a short walk from downtown, sits on the shore of Thompson Lakeand offers swimming, picnic areas, a playground, hiking trails and a boat launch.

Thompson lakefront homes

Thompson Lake real estate is a mixture of home styles and sizes.  Like most Southeastern Michigan Lakes Thompson lake was a resort area for Detroit area residents in the 1930′s to 1950′s.  That is why you will see some small 800 square foot ranches and 1000 square foot bungalows on Thompson Lake.  Though you will also se 3000 square foot colonials built as late as 2000.

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I hope this give you a little glimpse of what Thompson Lake is like

Russ Ravary your Livingston County Lake Realtor

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