Higgins Lake


20Listings$145K-$1.3M$11.9MTotal 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
Located in Roscommon County, Michigan

Higgins Lake is located in Roscommon County, Michigan, just over an hour from the heart of downtown Traverse City, Michigan. There are several hospitals and medical facilities in the area, including Grayling Hospital (a 16-minute drive), and Kalkaska Memorial Health Center (a 43-minute drive).

The nearest airport is Gerald R. Ford International Airport, which offers commercial flights all year long.

Higgins Lake

Higgins Lake is very large, sitting at over 10,000 acres in size, and reaching a maximum depth of over 120 feet.

The fishing in Higgins Lake is very good during both the summer and winter months. The lake is very well-regarded among locals for the excellent fishing conditions and the wide variety of fish species present in the waters. These species include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, channel catfish, walleye, rainbow trout, brook trout, brown trout, lake trout, bluegill, rock bass, and yellow perch.

If you ever get tired of fishing there are several other activities to pursue on the lake. Boating is excellent, and swimming is perfect for the summer months. Watersports are also sure to bring out the team spirit in you and your guests.

Things to Do

After a long day on the lake, you and your guests are sure to have worked up an appetite. Luckily there are several delicious local restaurants in the area, including Country Corners Pizza and More, Northshore Lounge LLC, Cut River Grille, and more.

The nearby Houghton Lake Playhouse has several family-friendly attractions, including an all-ages petting zoo.

The Civilian Conservation Corp Museum offers an in-depth and engaging history of the area and is within walking distance of several great shops.

Nearby Traverse City is well worth taking a day, or even a weekend trip to visit. The city features several exciting tourist attractions, such as Clinch Park, the World’s Largest Cherry Pie Pan, and Pirate’s Cove Adventure Park.

Enjoy Your Surroundings

Higgins Lake is a beautiful, secluded getaway that you and your guests will treasure for years to come!