Michigan: Roscommon County

Roscommon County (pop. 24,449), west of Ogemaw County, was named for County Roscommon, Ireland.

Castle Island, Roscommon, Ireland

The county seat of Roscommon County is the village of Roscommon (pop. 1,075).

The South Branch of the Au Sable River, which flows through Roscommon, is popular for canoeing and kayaking.

The annual Firemen’s Memorial Festival has been held in Roscommon since 1979.

Houghton Lake is Michigan’s largest inland lake, with about 30 miles of shoreline.

An important summer resort area

Tip-Up Town USA, held every January on Houghton Lake, is Michigan’s largest winter festival.

A celebration of ice-fishing and much more

Higgins Lake, with 21 miles of shoreline, is Michigan’s 10th-largest inland lake.

It has two state parks: North Higgins Lake and South Higgins Lake.

Forest Dunes Golf Club, east of Roscommon, has been rated among the best public courses in the U.S.

Designed by Tom Weiskopf

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One comment on “Michigan: Roscommon County

  1. lois grunwald says:

    The lakes there are beautiful. The river popular with kayakers looks like fun.

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