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North Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon

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State Park
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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  • I live in the area, and this is the park most families visit. It is just a short jaunt from Exit 206 on U.S. 127. It has all the amenities, plus it s much more peaceful than South Higgins Lake State P...  more »
  • The trails begin on the north side of the road across from the main entrance to North Higgins Lake State Park. It is the same entrance for the Fish Hatchery. The trail inclines for some distance and d...  more »
  • We tent camped here for two nights mid October and loved it. The camp sites are very spacious, great electrical service, outstanding fire pits. Because it was off season it was not crowded at all, but...  more »