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North Higgins Lake State Park is just about dead center in the state of Michigan, perched between an area of lakes and forests. Just north is the small city of Grayling and a short drive south in your rental RV is the city of Houghton Lake.

When you book an RV in North Higgins Lake State Park, this beautiful area between the great lakes of Huron and Michigan is just waiting to be discovered when you are out on an outdoor adventure.

While at North Higgins Lake State Park, you can enjoy a range of activities, including fishing, boating, hiking, and swimming, while during the winter, there are ski trails for your enjoyment.

Also located at the park is the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum, with exhibits explaining the corps’s work in the state. The site was once one of the worlds largest seedling nurseries, providing plants for state parks across Michigan.

Getting Outdoors

Hiking is a popular activity here, with over 11-miles of trails to explore. You’ll find three trails around the park, that are interlinked, allowing you to create your own routes.

The longest is the Beaver Creek Trail, a 6.5-mile loop around the northern area of the park through the forest. Bosom Pines Trail is a 3.8-mile loop that can also be taken as a short cut from the Beaver Creek Trail, and the 1.5-mile Upland Nature Trail loop connects the other two trails to the trailhead near the park office. For those wanting something more strenuous, there’s a 1.5-mile fitness loop that runs around the CCC Museum, plus the trails are also suitable for biking.

In the winter, the hiking trails are groomed and can be used for cross-country skiing, but remember that dogs are not allowed on the groomed winter trails.

Higgins Lake is one of the largest in Michigan, covering some 9,900-acres, and offers great opportunities to enjoy water sports while camping at North Higgins Lake State Park. There is a boat launch in the park for launching your own craft and several rental companies around the 21-mile shoreline.

Fishing is popular, with anglers able to catch perch, trout, smelt, and pike among other species from their boat or the shore. During the winter, ice fishing is available also.

If you just want to relax at the park, the large swimming beach is for you, along with the picnic areas, for you to enjoy a bit of peace and quiet.

Camping at North Higgins Lake State Park

The campground at North Higgins Lake State Park is split into two areas, east camp and west camp, with a total of around 174 campsites. All campsites have electrical power, and around half of those offer a 50 amp connection. There are modern washrooms with hot showers and toilets and a designated sanitation area to empty your rental RV waste tanks.

Only limited facilities are available at the campground, such as two playgrounds for the children and a park office for information. However, the campground is right on the shoreline, perfect for those that enjoy water sports or fishing.

Exploring the Area

A few miles to the east is the town of Roscommon, which is large enough to provide all the facilities you need while RV camping at state parks. Here, you’ll find gas stations, a range of restaurants, including fast food, a steakhouse, pizzerias and more, plus stores that provide most things you’ll need.

At the park is the Michigan Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Museum, detailing the work carried out by the corps during the 1930s. The site was originally a state nursery, established in 1903, producing millions of pine seedlings to replant northern Michigan. The CCC housed hundreds of young men here during the depression, and they worked on conservation projects across the state. The museum contains some personal mementos from former CCC members and the history of the nursery and the CCC.

The bluegill Festival is Roscommon county's longest-running festival, having started in 1949 and takes place each year in the middle of June. The festival is held at Saint Helen, just a few miles southeast of the park, and would make a great family day out when RV camping at North Higgins Lake State Park. From parades, carnival rides, car, and motorcycle shows, and plenty of games, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Plus of course, live bands and entertainment to keep the adults occupied in the evenings.

Head south a few miles, and you come to Houghton, where you’ll find a historical village to explore. With 11 restored buildings dating back to the 1800s, including a schoolroom, general store, barbershop, and others, it’s an interesting place to wander around. They also hold regular Village Days, with guides in period costumes, events, and demonstrations.

RV Rentals in North Higgins Lake State Park, MI

North Higgins Lake State Park, MI is the perfect spot to start your next road trip.

There are many popular rentals in North Higgins Lake State Park. Outdoorsy's North Higgins Lake State Park RV rental marketplace allows renters to choose from rental options from professional RV rental agencies as well as RVs for rent by owner.

Frequently Asked Questions


What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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What's around North Higgins Lake State Park, MI


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Popular Nearby Campgrounds

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Marathon Gas

Gas station/dump station. This is not nearest to drop off but is listed on RVdumps.com.

Jun 4, 2019