North Higgins Lake State Park

North Higgins Lake State Park
North Higgins Lake State Park
Map showing the location of North Higgins Lake State Park
Map showing the location of North Higgins Lake State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Lower Peninsula, Crawford County, Michigan USA
Nearest city Roscommon, Michigan
Coordinates 44°30′50″N 84°45′28″W / 44.51388°N 84.75777°W / 44.51388; -84.75777Coordinates: 44°30′50″N 84°45′28″W / 44.51388°N 84.75777°W / 44.51388; -84.75777
Area 429 acres (174 ha)
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
Official website

North Higgins Lake State Park is a 429-acre (174 ha) 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 activities

  • Swimming
  • Hiking: 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.
  • Fishing
  • Picnicking
    • Picnic Area
    • Picnic Shelter
  • Playground
  • Camping: The park has 174 modern campsites in two campgrounds and a mini cabin.
  • Boating

Other 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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