Higgins Lake, MI.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread:
Higgins Lake, MI.

  1. #1
    Hydro Pilot amatosanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Gun Lake Michigan, United States
    Posts
    1,312

    Default Higgins Lake, MI.

    Here is another lake I would like to check out this summer.
    I have memories of pops bringing me and Pete there many years ago with the jet and having a great time at the state park there.
    I wonder how strict the water cops are there? Anyone have experience with this lake?
    I understand it's the 6th most beautiful lake in the world, I remember the water is a clear/green color down to 40ft depth.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	350higgins.jpg 
Views:	198 
Size:	61.3 KB 
ID:	5299

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	800px-Michigan's_Higgins_Lake.jpg 
Views:	110 
Size:	51.5 KB 
ID:	5300

    Name:  slide4.jpg
Views: 1088
Size:  78.4 KB

    Name:  slide1.jpg
Views: 592
Size:  20.4 KB

    Name:  slide3.jpg
Views: 1047
Size:  16.1 KB
    Last edited by amatosanger; 03-30-2008 at 03:05 PM.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Breathing Diesel Shotgun19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,111

    Default

    Nice lake, we were going there 3 or 4 times a year with the sunsation but they do not like noisey boats. Alot of the times its windy up there for hot rod boats but its a nice park and beach for camping.

  4. #3
    No Sandbar To Far sanger rat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    3,276

    Default

    Went there once with the hydro. Made one loop around the lake and put it back on the trailer. It was ruff. The DNR guys at the launch were cool they wanted to see me make a pass.
    Quote Originally Posted by One More Year View Post
    The only blab's I will even be a part of is just when it is me they are talking about. Aaaah yes I can see a few good looking shiny tall deck motors on the beach, with barely enough fuel to get back to the launch saying, "Holy crap how fast you think that Daytona was going man? That's like the 20th time he's gone by today?"

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Hydro Pilot amatosanger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Gun Lake Michigan, United States
    Posts
    1,312

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Shotgun19 View Post
    Nice lake, we were going there 3 or 4 times a year with the sunsation but they do not like noisey boats. Alot of the times its windy up there for hot rod boats but its a nice park and beach for camping.
    Quote Originally Posted by sanger rat View Post
    Went there once with the hydro. Made one loop around the lake and put it back on the trailer. It was ruff. The DNR guys at the launch were cool they wanted to see me make a pass.
    What state park ramp do you guys use? I have been to the one on the north end of the lake. The south state park looks to be much larger.

  7. #5
    Breathing Diesel Shotgun19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    2,111

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by amatosanger View Post
    What state park ramp do you guys use? I have been to the one on the north end of the lake. The south state park looks to be much larger.
    The south end is the nicer one. It has a small cove where the ramp is and its protected from the wind. The south park is also nicer to camp at.

  8. #6
    Senior Member BlownSST's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    226

    Default

    You would want to use the south end, very nice launch. There is also a little lagoon before you go out into the main lake that is out of the wind. That lake is always very rough. They do have a nice beach also. Are you guy's coming to Torch??? That is the last ride Dad got in the Daytona before he past last Sept 27th,

  9. #7
    Highaboosta Unchained's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Ada, Michigan
    Posts
    3,431

    Default

    I've boated on Higgins lots of times. It's a big lake and very beautiful.
    It's like Torch in that the water is real clear but also can get very rough. It would have to be the right time of day to go fast.
    There's a nice shallow area on the south arm/west side where everyone gathers. West of the island on the north arm can get shallow for I/Os.
    Along the north east shore its real shallow too.

    There's a huge boat launch area on the south side State park but it is full by 11am on the weekends. There's a marina on the southwest side and they rake you over the coals to launch and take out.

    I remember getting caught in a thunderstorm on that lake in my old Cheyenne jetboat and seeing lightning hitting the lake on the far side.

    Twin Turbo 1800 HP V-Drive lake boat

    http://s621.photobucket.com/albums/t...t=MAH05771.mp4

    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger View Post
    No one cares about your buddies old antiquated garden hose technology.
    Quote Originally Posted by MAXIMUS View Post
    I think I could run more boost but it's a real hand full right now

  10. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    with your ol lady
    Posts
    1,039

    Default

    If you so much as fart in the south state park your going to jail, there real pricks there. I spent the nite in roscommon county cuase some a$$ hole started some $hit with me and i finished it. The boat launch is nice tho.

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Tags for this Thread

Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95