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There are public access locations throughout Crawford County for swimming and boating. Lake Margrethe has a public beach at the public campground off McIntyre’s Landing Road, M-72 West. Located at the southern end of the county, Higgins Lake offers two state parks with large beaches and wonderful swimming facilities. Jones Lake, Kneff Lake and Shupac Lake also have small public beaches for swimming.
There are boat launches located at Lake Margrethe and Higgins Lake for those with larger boats or for jet-skiis. In order to  use these state forest areas you must have a “Michigan Recreation Passport”. Those are available to purchase at state parks, when renewing Michigan car registrations or when a state ranger is at the site. If there is no ranger when you arrive, they may put an envelope on your car and request that you purchase one by mail.

Boat at sunset

Boat at sunset

loving the beach!

loving the beach!

Upcoming Events
Thu 30

Dodworth Duo performs

April 30 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri 08

Wildlife Expert; Family Entertainment

May 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Fri 08

Wild Kingdom’s PETER GROS

May 8 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sat 20

Sticky Buns Day

June 20 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 27

Dairy Days

June 27 @ 9:00 AM - June 28 @ 5:00 PM
Sat 18

Historic Cannon Firing Event

July 18 @ 9:00 AM - July 19 @ 12:00 AM
Weather Forecast
Tue, 28 April 2015, 11:54 AM
 

Cloudy
51°F
real feel: 62°F
current pressure: 30 in
humidity: 51%
wind speed: 0 mph N
wind gusts: 0 mph
UV-Index: 2
sunrise: 6:34 AM
sunset: 8:38 PM