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Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center

RAM Center building

Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center

Where inspiration comes naturally.

104 Conservation Dr.
Roscommon, MI 48653

This unique facility is owned and operated by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

We're hiring part-time positions!

Ralph A MacMullan Conference Center, drawing of building and campfire

Rustic lodging and modern meeting space on Higgins Lake

Nestled on the northern shore of Higgins Lake, the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center has a legacy of conservation education and is home to one of the most distinctive meeting and outdoor experiences in Michigan's northern woods. With rustic lodging and modern meeting space, you can unplug yourself from modern distractions and reconnect with your family, friends or fellow team members.

Reservations are open to nonprofit, government and education-based organizations, as well as private business with an outdoor or green-themed agenda. More recently, we've opened our doors to families, individuals and small groups via our new all-inclusive Lodge and Learn programs. Visit our calendar of events to learn about upcoming event and overnight programs.

The RAM Center offers a private beach and is just steps away from North Higgins Lake State Park and Higgins Lake Nursery and CCC Museum

Professional staff is available to help plan your entire event, from lodging accommodations, meeting room setup and meals to recreational and leisure activities.

a lodge at the RAM Center

Overnight lodging

There are six rustic lodges that provide unique overnight experiences.

a meeting room at the RAM Center

Meeting space

Unplug and reconnect with fellow team members and meeting attendees.

the dining room at the RAM Center

Relaxed dining

Meals are served buffet- or family-style, and feature seasonal menus.

chairs on the beach at the RAM Center

Activities & events

Kayak, canoe, hike, cross-county ski, swim, fish or enjoy a crackling bonfire.

RAM Center history

The RAM Center began as the Higgins Lake Conservation Training School in 1941 and many of its buildings were proudly constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp between 1939-1942. 

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