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North Higgins Lake State Park

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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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Not sure what National Geographic bases its rating of 6th most beautiful lake in the world.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2014
tyger68
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Ohio
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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

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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Ohio
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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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Grass Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We stopped here in the fall to get out and stretch or legs on the trip north to Mackinaw. The beach was beautiful and they had clean restrooms available. There was a large metal slide and swings to play on. It was much too cold to swim but there were signs posted regarding possible swimmers itch in the water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Nice park. We loved learning about the rocks of Michigan (and elsewhere) during a special program they ran at 7 PM one night. There were a bunch of others we missed because they ran at 4 PM that sounded just as good. Additionally the CCC Museum Site is right across the road and is fun to explore on your own.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We rented the pop up at North Higgins Lake State Park. We were told there would be a fridge. There wasn't. The pop up's cover was covered in mold. The par k staff at the front gate were ill informed. Then, there's the lake. It is infested with parasitic bacteria that causes swimmers itch. You will break out in large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

We camp here nearly every year because we have family nearby. The park is pretty average for a MI State Park. The sanitation station is small and the water pressure is VERY slow. The showers are updated and the campground is clean. They have recently added a rinse station near the beach, I'm sure in response to the swimmers itch... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Our family's camping vacation was nearly ruined by the horrible misery of swimmer's itch! Soon after our arrival at North Higgins Lake State Park (August 9 - 17, 2014), our family went down to the beach for a much anticipated swim and play time - only to discover later that we all had "swimmer's itch"! Needless to say, we never... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We stayed at North Higgins Lake state park campground from 7.24.14 to 7.27.14. The state park was nice -- clean facilities. I booked a site near the bathrooms. Thanks goodness on my part -- I have 3 kids this was a lifesaver. Showers are right across the hall from bathrooms. They are both cleaned once in the middle of the... More 

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