South Higgins Lake State Park

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South Higgins Lake State Park
Michigan's Higgins Lake.jpg
Map showing the location of South Higgins Lake State Park
Map showing the location of South Higgins Lake State Park
Location within the state of Michigan
Location Gerrish Township, Roscommon County, Michigan, USA
Nearest city Roscommon, Michigan
Coordinates 44°25′33″N 84°40′08″W / 44.42583°N 84.66888°W / 44.42583; -84.66888Coordinates: 44°25′33″N 84°40′08″W / 44.42583°N 84.66888°W / 44.42583; -84.66888
Area 1,000 acres (4.0 km2)
Established 1927
Governing body Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=496&type=SPRK

South Higgins Lake State Park is a 1,000-acre (4.0 km2) state park in Roscommon County, Michigan. The park opened in 1927 with 15 campsites and has since been expanded to 400 campsites, one of the largest in the state park system. The park has one mile of Higgins Lake shoreline and surrounds Marl Lake. County Road 104 runs through the park. Most park development is in the 300 acre section between Higgins Lake and CR 104. The 700 acre Marl Lake section is less developed and has 5.5 miles of hiking trails. The park has a mixed pine, oak, maple forest.[1] Hunting is allowed in portions of the park. Bird species include nesting bald eagles, migratory loons, kingfisher and turkey.

Facilities[edit]

  • Beach House
  • Boat Launch
  • Boat Rental
  • Campground - 400 Sites
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelters (2) - Reservation required
  • Playground

Activities[edit]

  • Cross Country Skiing - 5.5 miles (8.9 km)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking - 5.5 miles (8.9 km)
  • Hunting
  • Metal Detecting
  • Swimming

References[edit]

  1. ^ 64 Marl Lake And South Higgins Lake State Park, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 2003