Tyler Lake, CT


Tyler Lake

Town(s): Goshen CT
County: Litchfield

Size: 187 acres
Average Depth: 13 feet
Maximum Depth: 23 feet

Boating Allowed: Kayaks, Canoes, Sail Boats, Electric Motor Boats, Power Boats, Jet-skis, State & Local Rules & Regulations Apply
Swimming: Swimming Allowed, No Restrictions

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Tyler Lake is located in the town of Goshen and is a natural lake within the Houstatonic River Drainage Basin. Its water level was raised slightly by a masonry dam. The watershed is 4,166 acres of mostly undeveloped woods and agricultural land with moderate residential development. The lake is fed by West Side Pond Brook, Sucker Brook, a small stream and a bottom springs. It drains southward into a stream that feeds Woodbridge Lake, which drains via the Marshepaug River into the East Branch Shepaug River. The shoreline is dominated by residences with the exception of a wooded marsh on the northern shore.

The transparency of the lake is fair to clear with a visibility of 7-11 ft. in summer. The bottom of the lake consists of rock, sand, gravel, mud and organic muck. Fishing should be excellent for yellow perch and bullheads, good for seasonally stocked trout; good for crappie, sunfish and rock bass; and fair for bass.

Water Quality: No Known Issues
Vegetation Growth: Unknown
Non-native Species: Unknown

Fishing Comments: Should be excellent for yellow perch and bullheads; good seasonally for stocked trout.
Fish Species: Largemouth Bass, Chain Pickerel, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Bullhead, Sunfish, Bluegill, White Sucker

Boat Access: Access for Power and Non-power Boats
Ramp Comments: A state-owned boat launch is located on the western shore. Facilities at the launch include a concrete plank ramp, parking for 5 cars, and chemical toilets (seasonal). From Rte. 63, take Rte. 4 west for 1.5 miles, right on Tyler Heights Rd., launch is on right at bottom of hill.
Parking Spaces: Less than 10

Shoreline Development: 50-75%