North Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon

#91 of 141 in Nature in Michigan
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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  • Like all State Parks in Michigan, North Higgins Lake state Park is a gem. There is an ongoing effort at many of the parks to clean up and recondition them.  more »
  • This park was one of the best state parks in Michigan I've been to. It is very shallow in the swimming area. There also is a nice dog beach.  more »
  • 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 »
  • The campground isn't very exciting. It's located very close to a busy highway that connects two expressways (127 and 75). There's a constant stream of noisy high speed traffic from before sunrise until after sunset. The sites are all mud and dead leaves, bring an outdoor carpet that you can pressure wash afterwards. They advertise a public shooting range, but it's only for law enforcement use.
  • Wanna have fun? This lake is the everything bagel. Perfectly groomed beaches, crystal clear spring fed lake and awesome camping. Bring your boat or lounge in warm shallows. Your kids will love it!
  • I had a great time this weekend. The food was fantastic! I can't wait to go there this summer.
  • Very nice park. We arrived and were greeted by some young men in the park administration shack who were both knowledgeable and friendly. The campsite in North Higgins West (#87) was very clean, open, and cared for. It was no problem getting the camper backed in and setup and almost immediately were ready to go exploring. Bathrooms and showers were clean and only one time out of the week did I see a little sand from someones shoes in the shower area. The custodians were unseen but efficient and on top of the issues. The trail to the beach was maintained well and the beach and boat launch were well laid out and administered. I walked several times a day to the dumpsters with my dog's leavings and they were well laid out and area was free of trash and junk. Overall 5 stars - little distractions but nothing that would keep me from recommending this campground without reservations.
  • Awesome! Beautiful facilities! Great food! Accomodating!
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