West Higgins Lake boating access site opens to public; construction project completed ahead of schedule

Contact: Josh Pellow, 989-821-6125
Agency: Natural Resources

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced that the West Higgins Lake boating access site, which accesses Higgins Lake and is located in Lyon Township in Roscommon County, has reopened after a recent boat ramp replacement project.

The construction project included the replacement of the degraded boat ramp and maintenance dredging along the channel and behind the boat ramp. Construction started Sept. 5 and final work was completed Oct. 3.

"We appreciate the public's patience during construction of this much-needed upgrade and are pleased that the project was completed earlier than expected," said Josh Pellow, manager of North Higgins Lake State Park. "The result is a safe ingress and egress of Higgins Lake boat traffic."

Additional information on closures and trail detours in DNR facilities, including state trails, boat launches, parks and campgrounds, can be found at www.michigan.gov/dnrclosures.

This project was funded through the Michigan State Waterways Fund. The restricted fund, which is derived from boat registration fees and the Michigan marine fuel tax, helps fund the construction, operation and maintenance of public recreational boating facilities.

For more information, contact Josh Pellow at 989-821-6125 or pellowj@michigan.gov. Information on additional boating resources is available at www.michigan.gov/boating.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is committed to the conservation, protection, management, use and enjoyment of the state’s natural and cultural resources for current and future generations. For more information, go to www.michigan.gov/dnr.