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North Higgins Lake State Park

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Address: 11747 N Higgins Lake Dr, Crawford County, Roscommon, MI 48653-8448
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+1 989-821-6125

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Good place to launch float off trailer boats

One of the only deep launches on the lake. Weekends are busy between 11am-5pm. There are lots of parking places, too. When the lakeside lot fills, there is much more parking... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 August 2016
Roscommon, Michigan
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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 I'm not sure that would matter! The bathrooms are spacious, very clean and nice showers. The lake itself is absolutely gorgeous. Will definitely come... More 

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Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is truly an undiscovered gem, and although I don't understand why, I'm happy that it's so. Everyone flocks to South Higgins Lake State Park, only to be shoe-horned into tiny campsites with no privacy, when a few miles away there's a state park on the same lake with far fewer, and much larger, sites that are available for reservation... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Have not been here in a couple of years but this is still one of the nicest state parks in Michigan. Very nice beach area. Plenty of campsites. A beautiful overlook of Mackinaw bridge. We stopped in the day after Labor day and it was empty. We had a picnic by the beach and had great weather. A must go... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

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? In my top 5 happy spots. We will definitely be back next year.

Thank Robin L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

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 going to a small park down the road just to see it and this lake is absolutely gorgeous! We are planning... More 

Thank Wen C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

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 thing. Saw some great shooting stars.

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Roscommon, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

One of the only deep launches on the lake. Weekends are busy between 11am-5pm. There are lots of parking places, too. When the lakeside lot fills, there is much more parking across the street. You need to keep your dog on a leash until you pull away. There are restrooms near the launch as well as a nice swimming beach,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Awesome lake the North end is very family friendly they have campsites,grills,a snack place,rental of saddlebags etc

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Novi, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

We used to LOVE Higgins, but won't go back after two years of terrible swimmers itch. The itch and terrible red marks and uncomfortable skin lasts for weeks after you get home. What a shame, this lake is gorgeous.

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Jackson, Michigan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We were here over twenty years ago when our kids were small. Returned this year with the kids and grandkids. We were on five sites which appeared to back up to each other. We had a canopy tent over the picnic table between sites. We were told by the ranger we had to move as we were on "common ground".... More 

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