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We had fun paddling through some playful swells when the wind kicked up. As I said before, the water was Caribbean-like in its stunning shades of aqua, turquoise and sapphire where it got deep. My little Perception "Sparky" and my husband's Loon 100 performed wonderfully in the boat wakes, choppy swells, and calmer navy-blue waters. It was like being on a big blue playground. I am told that the lake gets extremely deep and there is an underwater river that ends up in Saginaw Bay; however we experienced no difficulty or challenging circumstances, staying a few hundred yards offshore--the entire experience was just fun. We are beginner paddlers and this was an enjoyable way to get some practice on open water. There are picnic tables, grills and primitive rest rooms back at the park. There is little in the way of accommodations or restaurants in Higgins Lake; to locate these types of services you would have to travel to nearby Roscommon, or to Houghton Lake, which is very busy with boaters, campers, cottages, etc. I can't wait to go back!
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