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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 #6 of 7 Attractions in Roscommon
Type: State Parks
Activities: Mountain biking, Cross-country skiing
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West Michigan
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66 reviews 66 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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

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
2 reviews
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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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Monroe, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We went to North Higgins Lake camping for a week starting 7/19/14 and I read all the reviews and decided not to get in the water. On the way my husband said a co-worker called someone she knew and they said it wasn't a problem. Once I got to the lake my family had already been there a day and... More

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Dimondale, Michigan, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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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
34 helpful votes 34 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
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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
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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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