South Higgins Lake State 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. On the south side of County Road 100 is Marl Lake and 700 acres forested in maple, oak and pine.
Cross-Country Skiing: Trails are not groomed.
Higgins Lake stretches seven miles and can reach 135 feet in depth. It is best known by many anglers for its perch and lake trout populations. Marl Lake also provides for excellent fishing opportunities. Perch, smallmouth bass and northern pike are commonly caught in the lake. Most anglers use a canoe or small boat and fish in the center of the lake. Anglers also have good success ice fishing on Higgins Lake.
Hiking: There is a self-guided nature trail in South Higgins, as well as five miles of hiking trails surrounding Marl Lake that offer naturalists a good opportunity to explore the local area and observe wildlife. Please keep in mind that portions of the Marl Lake trail system pass through areas open to hunting. It is recommended that hikers wear highly visible clothing during the hunting seasons.
Hunting: The Marl Lake area is open to hunters during scheduled hunting seasons. There is a good opportunities for small game such as squirrels and rabbits. This area is open for archery and firearms deer seasons. Hunters also have some success during turkey and bear seasons.
Pet-Friendly Area: There are two pet-friendly areas of shoreline at South Higgins Lake State Park. The first is for campers-only and is near the west campground. The second area is in the day use area. Please contact the park for specific details. Pets must be on a six foot leash and under an owner's immediate control at all times. All pet waste must be properly disposed of in trash receptacles.
Swimming: The sandy beach stretches three-quarters of a mile long Higgins Lake.
South Higgins Lake-Modern
South Higgins Lake-Blue Trail
Trail Length: 5.50 (Miles)
South Higgins Lake-Green Trail
Trail Length: 2.00 (Miles)
South Higgins-Red Trail
Trail Length: 3.50 (Miles)
Picnic Area: Fire pits/grills available.