North Higgins Lake State Park

Noth Higgins State Park

North Higgins Lake State Park of Crawford County, Michigan

Hiking North Higgins Lake State ParkCross Country Skiing North Higgins Lake State ParkMountain Biking North Higgins Lake State ParkSki Skating North Higgins Lake State Park

Trail Distance:

Over 8 miles long.


I-75 exit 244, W. 5 miles to park on left. US- 27 Military Rd. exit, go 1 mile E.

Trail List:

Trail Description:

11747 N. Higgins Lake Drive
Roscommon MI 48653
Phone Number: (989) 821-6125
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: Yes
Approximate Size: 429 (Acres)
Make a Reservation at this Park

Cross Country Ski trail is groomed.

Located on the north shore of Higgins Lake, the park has 174 modern campsites. Located on what was once the world's largest seedling nursery, the variety of tree, plant, bird and animal species make the park attractive for outdoor activities.


  • Playground - These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children.
  • Swimming - Higgins Lake Beach
  • Fishing
  • Picnic Area - Picnic tables and fire pits/grills. This location offers grills only. No firepits are available.
  • Picnic Shelter(s) - Contact the park for reservations.
  • Hiking - Eleven miles of marked hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails are adjacent to the park on state-forest managed land. The Upland Nature Trail includes a series of fitness stations.
  • Boating Access Site/Launch - Access for boating and fishing.
  • Cross Country Ski - Eleven miles of marked hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails are adjacent to the park on state-forest managed land. Trails are groomed.

The Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center is located adjacent to the park. This educational center serves state and federal agencies, educational groups and other nonprofit organizations in a natural setting away from the distractions of home and the work place. Visit the web site for additional information.

The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum documents the efforts to "put Americans back to work" during the Great Depression. The CCC enrolled more than 100,000 young Michigan men to perform a variety of a conservation and reforestation efforts. Between 1933 and 1942, the Michigan CCC planted 484 million trees, spend 140,000 days fighting forest fires and constructed 7,000 miles of truck trails, 504 bridges and 222 buildings. The DNR state park system still carries many examples of their work still in use today.
Please check the DNR Calendar for upcoming events at this location and at all state parks and recreation areas.

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North Higgens State Park Map

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