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.
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.
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.
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.