Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center – North Higgins Lake MI

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was very active in northern Michigan, planting trees, fighting fires and building recreation facilities in state parks.  There was a CCC camp at Higgins Lake.  

The CCC built the Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center next to North Higgins Lake State Park in 1939-42.  The conference center, which covers 32 acres on North Higgins Lake, had an earlier life as the Higgins Lake Conservation Training School, established in 1941.  The school was converted to a conference center in the 1990s.

Several of the original buildings constructed by the CCC survive on the center’s campus, but further verification and photographs are needed.

Source notes

Michigan.gov/HigginsLakeCCC

Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center website

 

 

Project originally submitted by Richard Walker on September 7, 2021.

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Location Info


104 Conservation Drive
North Higgins Lake, MI 48653

Coordinates: 44.51306, -84.7467

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