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Roscommon county map

Size: 521 Square Miles
Elevation: 1000-1300 Feet
Physiography: Hill-Lands
Growing Season: 90-110 days
Annual Precipitation: 29-32 inches
Average Snowfall: 50-90 inches
Forest Type: Spruce-Fir, Aspen-Birch, Oak-Hickory
Fall Colors: Late September - Early October

The Chippewa and Ottawa Indians occupied the area. Lumbering was moving North and settlers were attracted to the timber in the area. Two fires increased the demand for lumber to rebuild what was destroyed. Today tourism helps the economy. Houghton Lake is Michigan's largest inland lake.

Roscommon County

Geels Higgins Lake (48627) Hillcrest
Houghton Lake (48629) Houghton Lake Heights (48630) Keno
Kirkland Loxley Markey
Michelson Moore Nellsville
Oak Grove Prudenville (48651) Roscommon (48653)
Saint Helen (48656) Whitney blank

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