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Higgins Lake
  Gerrish Township Community Park
103 Mill Street - Roscommon
Has a picnic area, beach and marina.

North Higgins Lake State Park Day Use Area

11747 North Higgins Lake Drive - Roscommon
Located on North Higgins Lake Dr. on the north shore of Higgins Lake.  This large day use area has a sandy swimming beach, a bathhouse, playground structure, a large picnic shelter and a boat launch.  Admission is by State Park sticker.

Phoenix Park
Located on West Higgins Lake Dr. in Lyon Township. This beachfront park has a sandy swimming beach and a playground area on the west Shore of Higgins Lake. There is no changing area, but they do have vault toilets.

South Higgins Lake State Park Day Use Area
Located on County Road 100 on the south shore of Higgins Lake.  This large day use area contains a sandy swimming beach, bath house, camp/beach store, playground area, large picnic shelters (available for private parties) and a boat launch.  Admission is by a State Park sticker.
Houghton Lake
  Roscommon Township Beach
On Houghton Lake  Located on Sanford St., at the foot of Loxley Rd., this park has a swimming beach on the south shore of Houghton Lake.  It contains a sandy beach, a playground, sheltered picnic area, and vault toilets.

Sullivan Beach
Located on the East Bay of Houghton Lake on Park Street, behind Chase Bank, one block south of M-55 in Prudenville.  This park has a swimming area in the East Bay area of Houghton Lake.  They also have restrooms, a playground area and drinking water.

Lakeview Park
South shore of Houghton Lake on M55 at Federal Ave and Towerhill Rd. Fishing Pier, Playground equipment, canoe and Kayak launch and pier fishing, Handicap access.

Public Service Announcement
  Swimmer's Itch
Swimmer's itch is fairly common in many of the pristine lakes in our area, including Higgins Lake. Below is a link to information provided by Gerrish Township which includes: What Swimmer's Itch Is, Symptoms, What You Can Do, How It Is Transmitted and Treatment.
Swimmer's Itch Information pdf 1.80 mb

Picnic Areas
  Gerrish Township Park
On County Road 103 (Marl Lake Rd) behind the Gerrish Township Fire Station.  There is a sheltered picnic area, playground, tennis courts, and plenty of grassy play areas.  They also have portable bathrooms.

Happy Landing Playground
This large wooden playground, with a separate areafor toddlers, is located on M-55 on the Collins Elementary School property.  This playground is not open to the public during school hours.

Houghton Lake Community Center Park
This Park is located behind the Pines Theatre on M-55, next to the Houghton Lake Community Center.  This area has picnic tables and tennis courts and a small playground area.

Lyon Township Recreation Area
Offering a picnic area, restrooms, playground, softball field, and a cross-country trail loop.  This Park is made for families for all seasons.  Located on Old 27, near N. Higgins Lake Dr.

Truman Gardner Park
This Park is a picnic area on County Road 100 is next to the Blodgett Roscommon County Airport.  They have playground equipment, tennis courts, an ice skating/hockey rink, a Gazebo and restrooms.

Richfield Township Park
Located in St. Helen, on Airport Rd.  This park contains 2 playgrounds, a softball field, a tennis court, a place to rent outdoor gear, and a nice size game room including board and arcade games.

Roscommon Township Park
This Park is located on Knapp Rd., South of M-55 behind the Roscommon Township Hall.   It has a playground area, sheltered picnic areas and a soccer field.

Rotary Park
On County Road 100, located in Denton Township.  This sheltered picnic area is across from the soccer fields, ideal for a nice picnic with the family, rain or shine.  Available for group parties and reunions, call (989)366-5644 for information and directions.

Trestle Park
 2378 S. Gladwin Road - Prudenville
A beautiful, universally accessible park, with a covered dining area, fishing/viewing dock, rain garden, logging mural on the south west shore of Houghton Lake. Information kiosk, restrooms and playground equipment on site for family enjoyment.

Wallace Park
A small picnic area on the banks of the AuSable River on M-18 in downtown Roscommon.  It has a nice quiet picnic area where you can watch the canoes go by while enjoying your lunch/picnic.

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