North Higgins Lake State Park

Located on what was once the world’s largest seedling nursery, North Higgins Lake State Park features an amazing variety of tree, plant, bird and animal species. There are 174 modern campsites and activities include swimming, fishing, hiking, boating and cross-country skiing. For more information, visit / ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=478.

South Higgins Lake State Park.

South Higgins State Park is a 1,000-acre park split in half by County Road 100. To the north is Higgins Lake and to the south is Marl Lake along with 700 acres forested in maple, oak and pine. The park contains almost one mile of shoreline along Higgins Lake, which is a large spring-fed body of water known for its clarity and fishing potential. Marl Lake is considerably smaller, shallower and less developed. Four hundred modern campsites dot the park. For more information, visit / ParksandTrailsInfo.aspx?id=496.  [Top]

Comfort Suites Lakeside Resort.

Luxuriate at our resort hotel that features well-appointed lodging, first-class service and plentiful amenities-indoor water park with both kiddies and adult pools and hot tubs, onsite restaurant & lounge, and much more. . . .     We’re also in perfect proximity to some of Michigan’s most beautiful attractions like North and South Higgins Lake State Parks.  [Top]

North Higgins Lake State Park Information


Eleven miles of marked hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails are adjacent to the park on state-forest managed land. The Upland Nature Trail includes a series of fitness stations
  • North Higgins-Upland Nature Trail - 1.5 Miles
  • North Higgins-Bosom Pines Trail - 3.8 Miles
  • North Higgins-Beaver Creek Trail - 6.5 Miles

Visitor Center.

Exhibits, interactive displays, multi-image slide shows and other nature programs are available to orient visitors to Michigan’s unique cultural and natural features.  [Top]

South Higgins Lake State Park Information.


The Marl Lake area is open during scheduled hunting seasons. There is good opportunity for small game such as squirrels and rabbits


Higgins Lake stretches seven miles and can reach depths of 135 feet. Perch, smallmouth bass, and northern pike are commonly caught by anglers using a canoe or small boat in the center of the lake.


  • South Higgins Lake-Green Trail (2 Miles) - Hiking, Cross Country Skiing
  • South Higgins-Red Trail (3.5 Miles) - Hiking, Cross Country Skiing
  • South Higgins Lake-Blue Trail (5.5 Miles) - Hiking, Cross Country Skiing  [Top]

Comfort Suites Lakeside Resort - Houghton Lake, Michigan
100 Clearview Drive, Houghton Lake, Michigan 48629
Phone: 989-422-4000 Fax: 989-422-4600

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