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Address: 11747 N. Higgins Lake Drive, Crawford County, Roscommon, MI 48653
Phone Number: 989-821-6125
Activities: Mountain biking, Cross-country skiing

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Swimmer's itch?

I truly love this place but the swimmer's itch is a real problem. The whole family got it and I read an article that the Township Supervisor , Frank "something??" claims that the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
Kenandconnie
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Howell, Michigan
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Howell, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I truly love this place but the swimmer's itch is a real problem. The whole family got it and I read an article that the Township Supervisor , Frank "something??" claims that the problem is not as bad this year yet everyone we talked to had family members infected. Denial of a problem does not help anything so this guy... More 

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Roseville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

North Higgins Lake State Park was a nice visit for our family to enjoy the beach and have a barbeque. The park was clean and the beach area was very nice!

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Taylor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We just got back from camping here. Love the park and the trails. The CCC Museum was nice to visit too with their trails. The only thing is the swimmer's itch. We do not go into the water due to this. They had signs posted on the beach and there's precautions you can take. But, I didn't really want to... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We were at Higgins Lake on 4th of July with 8 kids and every child and adult that stepped foot in the lake got swimmers itch. It was terrible. Those poor kids were screaming and crying. It is so not worth it. I will never return to this lake. I can't believe they allow this lake to be open to... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Really pretty wooded campground on gorgeous Higgins Lake...large spacious sites...ours backed up to busy NOISY highway...not noted when making reservation...Very crowded beach if you plan on swimming...most people don't because the lake is infected with swimmers itch...rowdy...loud trucks and motorcycles speeding around...camp rules not enforced. We were glad to leave and won't be back which is too bad . we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have been going to Higgins lake for years with no problems but this year all 8 of us got swimmers itch. Not fun. I don't think I will go back in till something is done to control it. Too bad because the lake and park are beautiful.

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Clean, beautiful lake, tall full trees, privacy. Perfect escape wit nature, husband and dog. Only problem, our water pump wasn't working right in Rv. Used camp showers,dirty, no hot water or pressure. Have used many x a mp showers, these were really bad. For all you have, why not warehouse u up at a sites? We have st as yed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've had a cottage on this lake right next to the North State Park for my whole life. It's beautiful and has a lot to offer. I understand a lot of people have issues with swimmers itch and that is about the only issue you will find with Higgins Lake. Yes, if you hangout in shallow water for a long... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The lake and the park where excellent, but the parks Rangers where really unfriendly when we checked in to our campsite. Very unhelpful and rude the entire 2 weeks that we stayed. Driving loud gatiar vehicles around ever 30 mins, blowing sand off the pavement into my kids faces. We watched one park officer drink a can of beer in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Stopped here on a trip to the UP because I had read that National Geographic had rated this lake the 6th most beautiful lake in the world. OK, it is nice, but nothing outstanding. Pretty average Michigan lake in my opinion. Enjoyed the view of the fall leaves surrounding the water. There was a sign posted on the beach warning... More 

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Address: 11747 N. Higgins Lake Drive, Crawford County, Roscommon, MI 48653
Phone Number: 989-821-6125
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Roscommon

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