South Higgins Lake State Park Store
Welcome to the park store, located in the day-use area of one of the most popular State Park public beaches in Michigan! The South Higgins Lake State Park is the favorite go-to beach of many vacationers and locals alike in Northen Michigan. The day-use area of the park features a large boat launch basin, nearly a half mile of prime beach & swimming area, family picnicking & playgrounds, interpretive hiking trails, large pavilions for group gatherings, easy parking for over 600 vehicles, and of course the centerpiece- the landmark historical park store.
Concessions, Deli, Pizza, Ice Cream, & more!
The concessions at the park store feature the only menu of freshly prepared food on the beach of Higgins Lake. We feature made-to-order fresh deli sandwiches, submarines, & wraps. Hand tossed fresh pizza hot from the oven by the slice, or whole pizza made to order while you wait. Ball Park hot dogs & Polish Sausages. Hot king-sized pretzels. Hand dipped ice cream in your favorite Northern Michigan flavors. Self-serve Coca-Cola soft drinks from the fountain or bottled from the cooler, Slush-Puppies, & fresh brewed coffee by “Higher Grounds” every morning…
A unique store…
The Park Store actually dates it’s origins from 1935 when it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps from local native white pine timber as the South Park’s caretakers family residence & camp store. Through the years it has undergone several revisions, additions & renovations- though it no longer serves as a caretakers residence, it remains a unique landmark in the popular park. Originally, the main road around the lake ran right past it’s storefront… however, these days it’s covered porch storefront faces a foot-traffic only sidewalk on the beach.
Inside the store you can find the convenience of light grocery products to keep your cookout grilling going, camping supplies, popular candies, beach toys, knick-knacks & souvenirs, and your favorite Higgins Lake themed clothing items…
Spend a day on the water with friends & family on our boats!
Whether this is your fist time to experience and explore the splendor of Higgins Lake or you have been coming back for years, there is no better way to spend a day or weekend than playing on the summertime water of this legendary lake. There is no doubt that you will come to agree that this is truly a rare gem and deserving of the title of “the 6th most beautiful lake in the world”.
We offer pontoons ranging from 8 person capacities to large 12 person capacity boats, as well as small kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, and canoes. We rent pontoons at 1/2 day sessions, full day, or multiple days- be sure to call ahead for availability and to secure your reservations. Holidays & popular weekend reservations tend to fill quickly, so don’t get left out if you are planning ahead for a family get-away!
Summer Events Calendar
Through the summer, there are a number of events hosted here at the ‘South Park’. Sailboat regattas, car show & motorcycle show, Higgins Lake Sunrise Run marathon, DNR park Explorer Program, special events, & the popular Higgins Harvest Fest quickly gaining legend status..