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North Higgins Lake State Park

11747 N. Higgins Lake Drive, Crawford County, Roscommon, MI 48653
989-821-6125
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Ranked #4 of 7 attractions in Roscommon
Type: State Parks
Activities: Mountain biking, Cross-country skiing
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Dimondale, Michigan, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Please note, I have not been back to Higgins Lake this year. I wanted to respond to a post that stated that the swimmer's itch is easily alleviated by immediate shower and rubbing hard with towels. We tried every trick in the book, and I even had powerful Hydrocortisone Cream on hand. I put this all over my legs an... More

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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One very nice thing about this park is the camping loops have large open areas in the middle. So a whiffle ball game can take place at one end while others play ladderball or kids just run around. We had 5 campsites in our group so noise wasn't a problem for us, but several sites down there were some people... More

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Portage
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

The campground is a good place to camp, BUT the handicap shower is ice cold, nothing was done about it after we complained about it. If you want people to come back fix the issue that people complain about. Otherwise you won't get them to come back.

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Grayling, Michigan
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Higgins Lake is a nice lake, however the swimmer's itch problem is out of control. I will not go back until the problem is resolved. The itching and red welts are not worth going into that lake. Been going there for years since I was a kid and there was never any problem way back then. Sure there are products... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Higgins lake is beautiful. The water is clear, and is inviting, but not worth the pain that follows. My legs look like I have been locked in a room with a million mosquitoes. I may have been this itchy with chicken pocks as a child but I don't remember that. I have itchy red bumps all over my legs that... More

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Swartz Creek, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

North Higgins lake is a great place to camp. Bathrooms are kept vary clean, And the beach was vary nice.

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Roscommon, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Spring fed lake so it is clear and shallow. Need to walk 1/4 mile to get to the deeper water. Volleyball net available, play areas for children, bathroom

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Dimondale, Michigan, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This is our fourth year going to Higgins Lake. We rent a cottage on the North side. We swam at the North and South State Park beach and seemed okay. My four year old granddaughter begged to go off the dock where we were staying. I had heard swimmers itch, due to the ducks. Had to go in for her,... More

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Houghton Lake
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

again a good beach for a hot summer day - only no park store, so don't forget anything. I think its a little less busy at this beach. It's usually my first choice if I go solo to the beach.

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Roscommon, Michigan
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We went swimming in Higgins Lake the past two days. Today we got swimmers itch pretty bad. We even showered off right away after swimming. We did not see any warning signs at all. Wow, this is awful.

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