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North Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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3/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web
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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  • We did our inaugural camping trip here and it was great! We used only tents and loved it. Very nice bathroom set-up, spacious lots, and clean. The boat ramp was good, beach excellent, and Higgins Lake...  read more »
  • They wouldn't let us in at Higgins Lake State Park because they require only a recreational pass. You can't buy a day pass. I don't get it. Every State Park is happy to take your money. We ended up go...  read more »
  • This lake is unique in that much of it is shallow and all of it crystal clear, so you can boat to your own spot and have your own personal swimming pool. There's so much to not do. And that's a good t...  read more »
  • I believe this was one of the better camping experiences my girlfriend and I have had. Staff was friendly and helpful on arrival and it was easy to find our site for being the first time here. Sites were decent size, large enough for our tent use anyway and very woodsy. We loved the fact that the lake beach was close, clean, and sandy. Great beach experience and we will definitely be returning.
  • One of the best lakes in michigan, campground is nice and usually quiet, north west campground Is the best, south floods and east has sub par restrooms
  • One of 2 state parks on the shores of Higgins Lake, this is a nice and clean park, complete with one of the cleanest sandy beaches around. Plenty to do with playgrounds and an entire lake to enjoy, if you're bored here it's your own fault! The campgrounds is quiet and quaint, complete with a couple rustic cabins if that's your thing. Boat parking is far better at the South Higgins Lake State Park, here at the North Park you'd better bring your anchor and dig it into the sand if you care to park it overnight in the water...otherwise it's a great, well maintained, easy to use boat ramp to launch your boat.
  • Great state Park! Beautiful water and beautiful scenery make make up higgins lake. This campsite is only out paced by the south higgins lake state Park due to convenience of the beach. Stay on the west campground as the east is near a main road with road noise.
  • I love this park. The swimming area is nice. I wish the beach itself was larger (that's the 4th star). The campsites are large. The bathrooms are clean. To the swimmer's itch crowd, TAKE A SHOWER AFTER SWIMMING IN A LAKE! This is lake swimming 101. The cool thing is, the DNR actually installed a wash station near the bathroom at this park if you're not camping here. Love this place!
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