Higgins Lake Area (Michigan) - Various Years

Updated: 11/22/08






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We have vacationed at Higgins Lake since 1983. It is a beautiful place for families due to the clear, clean water and gradual sloping  sandy bottom. The water is cool/cold and reaches a depth of 135 feet. 

If you like to water ski, tube or just cruise, it is an ideal location. It is also a nice place to sit on the shore and talk with friends.

Whatever you do, or don't do, it is a nice place.


SOUTH HIGGINS LAKE STATE PARK . . . South shore of Higgins Lake

7-01 boat basin.jpg (39071 bytes)The boat basin is a great place to "park" your boat. At night the basin is full. Because of this, and by choice, many people don't use the boat basin - instead, moor their boat overnight in the lake in front of the state park.




7-01 people at beach.jpg (39233 bytes)The public beach area is very popular for day use.

(The campers have their own marked swimming areas. However, most campers swim or play in the water anywhere along the camping area waterfront.)



Two views across the south end of the lake looking north.

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The drop-off and points ...      The people having fun ...



7-01 our site.jpg (63893 bytes)The 400+ sites in the SOUTH state park vary in size and shape. Some have a partial water view. Recent improvements in electrical service was a welcomed amenity.  

Most years we can see the lake between neighboring RVs. Seeing the lake from your camp site is nice but not necessary to enjoy your visit. The water is the thing. 



A popular activity in the evening is to take a chair to the edge of the water and watch the sun set.

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After the sun sets, enjoy a campfire with family and friends.

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Note:  Higgins Lake has a 99% residential shoreline. Several businesses are located within a couple miles of the park entrance for supplies. If you want a little better selection of commercial activity head for Roscommon. If more tourist activity and larger selection of commercial businesses are wanted, head south to Houghton Lake.

Note: The NORTH Higgins Lake State Park is not as boater friendly. The sites are smaller and a greater distance from the water. However, the beach and waterfront are great for families. 


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REEDSBURG DAM FLOODING . . . Northwest of Houghton Lake

We have not had much success fishing at Higgins Lake. We often go to the Reedsburg Dam Flooding area to fish. Generally, pike are plentiful in the flooding but not many of legal size. The boat landing will handle small boats.


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The flooding ...

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Below the dam ...


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A beautiful sunset ...
(Mary Lou made this one of Fred fishing.)


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FIREMEN'S MEMORIAL . . . South of Roscommon

The Firemen's Memorial is only a few mile form the state  park. Allow at least a half hour to view the grounds and displays.

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CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORP MUSEUM . . . North side of Higgins Lake


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7-01 ccc quarters.jpg (34320 bytes)The museum includes an authentic bunk area, many displays of artifact and documents. Don't miss the 15 minute video. Allow about 90 minutes to tour the grounds and museum. There is no admission fee.



On the grounds they display equipment and several buildings.

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