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Orchard Beach State Park

2064 N. Lakeshore Rd., Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 723-7422
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Ranked #9 of 17 Attractions in Manistee
Type: State Parks
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Having stayed at many MI state parks I was a little disappointed with this one. The main road was closer to the campground than I expected-noisy. The sight was described as level but we too had to use firewood in addition to our usual leveling devices. The showers were clean but ancient, and poorly designed. Not sure how you're supposed... More

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Mount Morris, Michigan, United States
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5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We reserved the camping cabin right on the bluff, and it was wonderful! We had electricity with 2 outlets in the cabin, a microwave and small fridge, and 2 sets of twin bunk beds. One full size bed with bunk beds would be a nice improvement, as Hubby and I couldn't comfortably sleep in the same bed and the beds... More

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Saginaw, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bad: We reserved one of the new full hook up sites six months in advance. The site was not paved, so it was very dirty. The fire pit was so deep that we were unable to have a fire. There was a busy highway (M 110) less that 40 feet from the back of our trailer. It was very hard... More

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Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

campsite was ok, the lookout was beautiful, the showers were terrible.. had to take cold showers if there is anyone showering the same time as you not the greatest at 7am. The beach area they have needed cleaned up but it was good to watch the sunsets.

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Hooversville, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Orchard Beach State Park sure is an upbeat place! The sunsets are amazing and the views of Lake Michigan are breath-taking. The nature walk was excellent- Paths & trees are labeled very well. Nice activities for the kids with the camp hostess. The campground and the bathhouses were clean. I found some good things to say! Okay, I am from... More

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Muncie, Indiana
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117 reviews 117 reviews
33 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This park recently underwent 2 million dollars of renovations and it shows! The area around & behind the check in station has all been recently paved, a totally new & extremely nice dump station was added, and the system implemented for routing traffic around the park makes perfect sense. Also, each camp site now has its own electric hook-up so... More

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Detroit, Michigan
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Some sites are better than others (1 and 2 by the DNR station) but all are cramped. The one we stayed at was barren, no trees, and tiny. Campfire smoke clogged the sites along with barking dogs, car alarms, and loud RVs. Bright camper lights stayed on all night. The beach was tiny but you could find more privacy by... More

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South Lyon, Michigan
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3 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

The good: great view of Lake Michigan from sites at south end of the park (we stayed at site 112), very helpful park rangers, clean bathrooms. The bad: if showers are busy there is no hot water at all. I think they plan on updating for 2015. Sites are tight with no privacy. Not much for children to do other... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We watched the 4th of July fireworks on the beach, which were absolutely stunning, paired with the beautiful sunset. The beach was very clean and reasonably quiet- especially for the holiday weekend. Also, there are very clean and convenient restrooms on site. Beautiful view, relaxing environment- what more could you ask for?!

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Gresham, Oregon
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25 reviews 25 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stumbled onto this little park on our way to northern Michigan. It was so relaxing and quiet that we stayed 3 nights instead of the one that we planned. Super staff, very clean, amazing views and sunsets over Lake Michigan. Great value as well.

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