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North Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon

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North Higgins Lake State Park is a 429acre state park located in Beaver Creek Township, Crawford County, just northwest of Roscommon, Michigan. It is located on the north shore of Higgins Lake and on what was once the world's largest seedling nursery.Facilities and activitiesSwimmingHiking: Eleven miles of trail wend their way through state forest land adjacent to the park.Cross-country skiing: The park offers access to 11 miles of groomed ski trails.FishingPicnickingPicnic AreaPicnic Shelter Camping: The park has 174 modern campsites in two campgrounds and 2 mini cabins.BoatingOther features The Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center, located adjacent to the park, is available for rental by government agencies, educational groups and other nonprofit organizations. The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum, Roscommon, also located next to the park, documents the role of the Civilian Conservation Corps in Michigan from 1933 to 1942 when more than 100,000 young Michigan men performed a variety of conservation and reforestation efforts. Exhibits tell the story of how the Michigan CCC planted 484 million trees, spent 140,000 days fighting forest fires and constructed 7,000 miles of truck trails, 504 bridges and 222 buildings. The Michigan state park system carries many examples of their work still in use today, including the MacMullan Conference Center.
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  • North Higgins Lake is one of the better state parks that I've been to. The campsites have enough trees and privacy to make it seem like you are camping, and it was not a "party" campground. The beach ...  more »
  • Nice bike trails but park is not as modern as we care for. Beach access but no camping sites along water. Must walk to beach from parking lot.  more »
  • This is truly an undiscovered gem in Michigan’s state park system. Everyone flocks to South Higgins down the road, only to be shoe-horned into tiny campsites with no privacy, when just a few miles awa...  more »

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