Higgins Lake


$11.2MTotal Value
Higgins Lake, Michigan

Located in Michigan, Higgins Lake real estate is a beautiful, but lesser known, market in the state for lake homes and lake lots.

The lake is also known as Majinabeesh or "Sparkling Waters". With 22 miles of shoreline, Higgins Lake is considered one of Michigan's largest lakes.

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  • 22Mi. of Shoreline
  • 53Avg. Depth
  • 141Deepest Depth
  • Shoreline Borders
    State Park (Some)
  • Managed By Roscommon County
  • Water Drops
    1 ft
  • Ownership
  • Acreage
  • Public Boat Ramps
  • Water Level
    Seasonal Full Pool
  • Schedule
(989) 821-6549
431 Clare Blvd
Roscommon, MI 48653
(989) 821-1616
103 Mill Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
(989) 821-5692
4629 W Higgins Lake Drive
Higgins Lake, MI 48627
Golf Courses
(989) 348-4343
5825 West Four Mile Road
Grayling, MI 49738
Redwood Golf Course
(989) 821-9821
4345 Redwood Drive
Roscommon, MI 48653
(989) 275-5582
904 West Sunset Drive
Roscommon, MI 48653
(989) 821-6261
8122 W Higgins Lake Drive
Higgins Lake, MI 48627
(989) 821-9486
5370 Marl Lake Road
Roscommon, MI 48653
(989) 275-8151
3800 W Federal Highway
Roscommon, MI 48653
(989) 821-6125
11747 N Higgins Lake Drive
Roscommon, MI 48653
(989) 821-6374
106 State Park Drive
Roscommon, MI 48653
  • Counties: Roscommon County
  • Fish: Brown Trout, Lake Trout, Northern Pike, Rainbow Trout, Smallmouth Bass
  • Condos available (Yes)
  • Notable events: Higgins Lake Boat Club Lightning Invitational Regatta
  • Sailing clubs: Higgins Lake Boat Club
  • Interesting facts: Higgins Lake receives half of its water from submerged springs, six percent from incoming streams, and the remainder from direct rainfall and runoff.
  • Known for: Higgins Lake is known for its deep, clear waters and has been noted as one of the world's most beautiful lakes.
  • History: Higgins Lake was formed as a glacial ice sheet retreated thus giving it the crystal clear waters it has today.
  • Landmarks: State parks are present at both the north and south ends of the lake and are known as North Higgins State Park and South Higgins State Park respectively.
(989) 348-5461
1100 E Michigan Avenue
Grayling, MI 49738
Detroit Metropolitan Airport
9000 Middlebelt Road, Detroit, MI 48242
207 miles away
Roscommon County–Blodgett Memorial Airport
5218 E Houghton Lake Drive, Houghton Lake, MI 48629
9 miles away
About Higgins Lake

Named One of the World's Most Beautiful Lakes, Higgins Lake is a natural, freshwater, dammed lake known for its deep, azure blue, crystal clear water. Formed from a retreating glacial ice sheet, this lake reaches depths that average 52 feet and range as deep as 141 feet. Higgins Lake is the tenth largest lake in Michigan and has 22 miles of shoreline. This gorgeous lake is located just five miles west of the city of Roscommon in Roscommon County and population growth with new residential developments has made the lake area one of the fastest growing counties in the state in recent years.

Perfect Place to Call Home

Higgins Lake has several small communities which border its crystal waters, including one named after the lake itself. Others include Cottage Grove, Oak Grove, Lyon Manor, Pine Bluffs, Ritz Corner, Sharps Corner, Detroit Park, Cook Corner, and Almeda Beach.

Higgins Lake has numerous sand beaches and a total of three separate boat ramps which provide access to the lake for both residents and visitors. Popular lake activities include swimming, boating, snorkeling, skiing, tubing, fishing and ice fishing, kneeboarding, and beach-going.

Parks and Parts

Higgins Lake has two state parks located at opposite ends of the lake, named South Higgins Lake State Park and North Higgins Lake State Park. Both parks contain campgrounds, public boat ramps, beaches, and trails. South Higgins Lake State Park is the older and larger of the two parks and has one mile of shoreline. South Higgins State Park land area is 1,000 acres and includes major trails which are used for hiking, biking, and cross-country skiing.

North Higgins State Park is home to the Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. This Museum was established to preserve the artifacts, photographs, and overall history of the Civilian Conservation Corps, a program implemented during the Great Depression which put more than 100,000 people to work on various conservation and reforestation projects around the state of Michigan. Admission into the museum is free.

North Higgins State Park also includes 175 campsites and ample parking for it's guests.