HIGGINS LAKE STATE PARK
Located on the north shore of Higgins Lake, the park has 174 modern campsites. Located on what was once the world's largest seedling nursery, the variety of tree, plant, bird and animal species make the park attractive for outdoor activities.
The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Details and information on how to obtain your Michigan Recreation Passport can be found by visiting the MICHIGAN RECREATION PASSPORT
The Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center is located adjacent to the park. This educational center serves state and federal agencies, educational groups and other nonprofit organizations in a natural setting away from the distractions of home and the work place.
Higgins Lake State Park is located near Roscommon
Eleven miles of marked hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails are adjacent to the park on state-forest managed land. The Upland Nature Trail includes a series of fitness stations.
Trails in the park:
North Higgins-Upland Nature Trail - 1.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
North Higgins-Bosom Pines Trail - 3.8 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
North Higgins-Beaver Creek Trail - 6.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski
The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum documents the efforts to "put Americans back to work" during the Great Depression. The CCC enrolled more than 100,000 young Michigan men to perform a variety of a conservation and reforestation efforts. Between 1933 and 1942, the Michigan CCC planted 484 million trees, spend 140,000 days fighting forest fires and constructed 7,000 miles of truck trails, 504 bridges and 222 buildings. The DNR state park system still carries many examples of their work still in use today.
I-75 exit 244, turn left, W. 5 miles to park on left. US- 27 Military Rd. exit, go 1 mile E.