Higgins Lake Boat Washes

You Can Help Prevent the Spread of Invasive Species!

boatwashlogoThe Higgins Lake Foundation has a long history of funding boat washes on Higgins Lake. It is the most effective way to keep invasive species from spreading from lake to lake.

In 2009 the HLF funded the boat wash on the north side of Higgins Lake, providing a convenient location for boaters using the North State Park and West Launch sites.  The DNR worked with the HLF by providing approval for construction on state land adjoining the Park. The $60,000 boat wash was funded by HLF and grant funds of $20,000 from the Roscommon County Community Foundation for construction, electrical and well costs.

The first customer at the North State Park wash, which opened in 2009.
The first customer at the North State Park wash, which opened in 2009.

The boat wash at the South State Park opened in 2014. The boat wash is positioned just before the boat launch area and is the first of its kind in a Michigan State Park. It was funded by more than $70,000 in donations from the Higgins Lake Foundation and the EnTrust fund.

With the addition of the new boat wash at the South State Park, area boaters now have three convenient boat wash locations on the lake, including a portable wash station funded by the HLF at the Gerrish Township Community Marina on Higgins Lake.  All three boat washes are free and open to the public seasonally.

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The boat wash at the South State Park.

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