Activities


CAMPGROUND ACTIVITIES

We have lots of fun activities here at Higgins Lake KOA. Some are available from May through October; others are offered only on special weekends.

If you do not see a specific time associated with an activity or need clarification, contact our campground office to find out if a particular activity will be available during the days that you plan to visit us.

Watch the slide show, or click through the photos of some fun activities waiting for you at Higgins Lake KOA.


Memorial Day Through Labor Day

Special activities are available during the season. Please contact our office for more information.
  • Snack Bar ($)
  • Planned Activities and Crafts
  • Nature/Special Hikes
  • Outdoor Movies on the "Big Screen" (Bring your cushion or chair.)
  • Ice Cream Sundae Bar ($)
  • Pancake Breakfast Buffet ($)

May Through Closing Date in October

We have plenty of pavement, so bring your skateboards, bikes, tricycles and skates.
  • Safari and Banana Bike Rentals ($)
  • Wild Rapids Wet/Dry Slide
  • Sluicing ($)
  • Playground
  • Basketball Goal (free check-out of equipment at the camp store)
  • Horseshoes (free check-out of equipment at the camp store)
  • Shuffleboard (free check-out of equipment at the camp store)
  • Walking Trail

LOCAL AREA ACTIVITIES

Where to eat...shop...things to do and see...

Our campground office has an album with local area information, so stop by and check it out.

Visit the crystal clear waters and golden sandy beaches of nearby Higgins Lake...

Voted National Geographic's sixth most beautiful lake in the world, this 10,000 acre lake offers excellent swimming with its shallow, sandy shores and distinctive drop-offs for a snorkeler's dream come true. Early morning anglers can enjoy fishing for perch, walleye, small mouth bass and much more. Boating enthusiasts can enjoy a day full of tubing, skiing or cruising the beautiful shore lines. The north end of the lake is just a five minute drive from our campground or a slightly longer walk or bike ride.

Beach, Picnic and Boat Ramp Directions from the Campground


Take a trip down the South Branch of the historic Au Sable River...

Campbell's Canoeing, located approximately five miles from Higgins Lake KOA Fun! Park in Roscommon, Michigan, offers 1.5 hour to two-day trips on the river. Check out the Campbell's Canoeing website. Click for directions from the campground to Campbell's.

Paddle Brave is a canoe livery located on the south branch of the Au Sable River. It is the closest livery to beautiful Mason Wilderness Tract. Canoe trips are offered ranging in length from 1-1/2 hours to a 6-day adventure to Lake Huron." Visit Paddle Brave website for more details. Click for driving directions from Higgins Lake KOA to Paddle Brave.


Visit Roscommon Zoo...

Roscommon Zoo is home to over 100 domestic and exotic animals from around the world. Educational and Behind the Scenes Tours are offered. Visit Roscommon Zoo website for more details. Click for directions from Higgins Lake KOA to Roscommon Zoo.


Want some food, fun, and bowling...

Fred's of Roscommon - fine restaurant, bar, pool table, pizzeria, and cosmic bowling. Check out their website. Fred's is approximately four miles from our campground. For directions from Higgins Lake KOA, click here.


Want to have some fun playing miniature golf...

Pirate's Cove, The Original Adventure Golf, is located in nearby Prudenville-Houghton Lake. Check out miniature golf here.


Join us for Michigan Firemen's Memorial...

Roscommon, Michigan is home to the Michigan Firemen's Memorial. Each year a Festival is held in the month of September. "Fire Chiefs, Fire Fighters, EMS and thousands of friends and family from all over the United States and foreign countries gather in memory of valiant Fire Fighters who gave the supreme sacrifice of their lives while protecting their communities." Click here to visit the Michigan Firemen's Memorial.


Visit a terrific museum at the AuSable River Center in Roscommon (just four miles away)...

This museum features a handcrafted birch canoe, plus other canoeing artifacts and info, a model train station and Roscommon Village, and water testing specimens from the AuSable River. Check out the AuSable River Center website.


Wanna shop...

If shopping is what you'd like to do, then you have to check out these places. Approximately 20 miles south of Higgins Lake KOA is Houghton Lake, home of antique/craft shops and some quaint boutiques. In West Branch, roughly a 45-minute drive, is the Tanger Outlet Mall. Check out their website to view which stores are located at the Outlet .


All things coke...

Your stay with us here at Higgins Lake KOA would not be complete without a trip to nearby Grayling's Dawson and Stevens 50's Diner and Bottle-Cap Museum. Here is housed the largest private collection of Coca-Cola related items in Northern Michigan. Besides breakfast,lunch, and dinner, you can enjoy a 50's style soda fountain. The diner and museum is located approximately 15 miles from our campground. Click here for directions.

Go Four-Wheeling on the ORV Trails...

Beaver Creek Trail CCCCT West for Roscommon County runs right near Higgins Lake KOA. Check out the map.

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