Higgins Lake is a small unincorporated community along the southern and western shores of Higgins Lake, a recreational and fishing lake located in Roscommon County, Michigan, in the United States. Higgins Lake is the name of the post office for the area, with ZIP code 48627. This ZIP code includes several other small communities and locales along the shores of the lake, including (moving counter-clockwise around the lake) Hillcrest, Lyon Manor, Detroit Park, Cook Corner, Sharps Corner, Almeda Beach, Oak Grove, Ritz Corner, Pine Bluffs, and Cottage Grove. Since all have Higgins Lake as a postal address, they are often all considered as part of the Higgins Lake community. The lake is situated on the boundary between Lyon Township on the west and Gerrish Township on the east. U.S. Highway 127 passes on the west side of the lake while Interstate 75 and Michigan State Highway 18 both pass a few miles to the east. Houghton Lake is just a few miles to the south.
The area has two state parks, South Higgins Lake State Park and North Higgins Lake State Park, located, as might be expected from the names, on opposite ends of the lake. Both provide public boat launches and camping, and are very popular in the summer months. The South park is older, larger, and more developed. The north park is located on what was once the world's largest seedling nursery. The 9900 acre lake is known for its deep, clear waters and is named after Sylvester Higgins, Michigan's first chief of the topographical department of the Michigan Geological Survey.
There is also a Higgins Township in Roscommon County adjacent to Gerrish Township on the east.
Web Sites and Links
Higgins Lake / Roscommon Chamber of CommerceEvents, cottage rentals, contractors, campgrounds, lodging, canoeing, golfing, Michigan Firemans Festival.
Higgins Lake Boat ClubIncludes the Boat Club's history, races, events, directions, and many photographs. Fill out the Membership Application online. Contains their newsletter "The Crow's Nest".
Higgins Lake InfoHiggins Lake Information. Conservation articles, kid's page, swimmer's itch information, area links and events.
Higgins Lake Property Owners Association (HLPOA)Their mission is to protect, preserve and enhance the quality of Higgins Lake and its surrounding watershed. The website includes the "Waterlines" Newsletter, list of board members, events, and membership forms.
North Higgins Lake State ParkPark has 210 campsites with fire circles, picnic tables and electricity. There are modern toilet/shower buildings, a boat launching ramp, a sandy bottomed swimming area, and a picnic shelter which is available for rent.