South Higgins Lake State Park, Roscommon

#196 of 265 in Parks in Michigan
South Higgins Lake State Park is a 1000acre state park in Roscommon County, Michigan. The park opened in 1927 with 15 campsites and has since been expanded to 400 campsites, one of the largest in the state park system. The park has one mile of Higgins Lake shoreline and surrounds Marl Lake. County Road 104 runs through the park. Most park development is in the 300acre section between Higgins Lake and CR 104. The 700acre Marl Lake section is less developed and has 5.5mi of hiking trails. The park has a mixed pine, oak, maple forest. Hunting is allowed in portions of the park. Bird species include nesting bald eagles, migratory loons, kingfisher and turkey.Facilities Beach House Boat Launch Boat Rental Campground - 400 sites Picnic Area Picnic Shelters (2) - Reservation required Dog Beaches (2) - fenced PlaygroundActivities Cross Country Skiing - 5.5mi Fishing Hiking - 5.5mi Hunting Metal Detecting Swimming
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  • August 8, 2017
    Very large park. Nicely kept. Clean restrooms. Some locations have sites very close to one another. Because of the beach area, lots of families with kids. Lots of boating going on. Clean lake. I would...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    I still prefer to camp at roomier, less crowded North Higgins Lake State Park, but the small beach at this park is beginning to grow on me. You have to take the same swimmer's itch precautions here as...  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    What a trip. Beach was awesome. Water was clean. Hiked on trails. Fished across the street on dock. Took lots of photos. They also had swings and a volleyball net!!  more »

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