“Many words come to mind to describe Mullett Lake: immense, fantastic, deep, enchanting, beautiful, vibrant, and diverse.”
–Excerpt from Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council 2009 Report
- 4th largest of 5 ‘Giant’ Lakes in Northern Michigan
- 17,000+ acres of surface area
- Depth of 144 feet
- 1000+ homes on its shoreline
- Approximately 39 species of fish (according to 2017 Survey)
- This lake is a massive ecosystem that requires balancing nature with human enjoyment
That is where the Mullett Lake Area Preservation Society (MAPS) plays a role along with a number of other agencies who assist us in translating the science of water quality and shoreline integrity into sensible application by property owners.
An ecosystem of this size is NOT an island. It requires monitoring of the interaction between tributaries and rivers that Mullett Lake flows into: Cheboygan River, Pigeon River, to name a few.