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South Higgins Lake State Park

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Great State Park

We took our two grand children here on a "Mystery Trip" for a picnic and swimming. They loved it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Grayling, Michigan
Wonderful Swimming Beaches

We camped here for four nights in our 22' travel trailer. The facilities were good especially for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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106 State Park Dr, Roscommon, MI 48653-8771
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took our two grand children here on a "Mystery Trip" for a picnic and swimming. They loved it! It's a great park with a nice beach, picnic area and a small playground. We just sat in the shade while they played in the sand...More

1  Thank HappyOnTheRoad2010
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped here for four nights in our 22' travel trailer. The facilities were good especially for being there so late in the season (September 24 - 28). The white sand beach runs along the whole length of the campground and is scattered with tables...More

Thank imoxymoronic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed three nights. They gave our reserved site to someone else and gave us one nearly as good. Sites are small, mostly dirt with no privacy, typical of the older state park layouts. Sites much nicer at North Higgens. Very nice hiking loops across...More

Thank Carl S
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time. The showers were not working wel, one had water so hot it could burn ya and no cold water in that shower at all. Told staff about it but we were there for 4 days and it still wasn’t fixed...More

Thank Amy R
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We camped at South Higgins in our 30ft Camper for 6 nights. Most sites are electric only; water would have been nice, but we made do without. The lake is beautiful! The weather did not entirely cooperate, but we managed to kayak a bit, and...More

Thank crazybp80
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Besides the nice beach... there are loads of grills and tables to use... sand volley ball, swings and slides for the kids... boat rental as well as kayaks too! And a great general store and snack bar that will cover most all your needs...

Thank ChrisInRoanoke
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

The beach in this area is great. The lake is incredible. From there, the park is average. Small lots, few trees, overly packed, loud patrons. We won’t be back. We won’t be back. We may give the north a try.

Thank lyle7692
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Spent a few hours walking the tree-shaded pathways and wading in the crystal clear water. The firm sand of this lake enables one to walk out quite a distance. Will definitely return.

Thank JKorW
Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

We did not camp here but from.thw looks of the water Beach area it is a great place for families, adults only etc...you don't even need a boat. Bring your floatables and rafts. Will try camping here next year !

1  Thank arbylove
Reviewed July 8, 2018

I live within a mile of the park and love to go for walks there with my dog during the off season. It is a dog friendly park. There are two beach areas at both ends of the park for picnicing and going in the...More

Thank Eleonor M
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Jodi S
June 9, 2018|
Response from Micki527 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't answer these questions. Best to contact the state park directly for the correct answers.