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Orchard Beach State Park

Address: 2064 N. Lakeshore Rd., Manistee, MI 49660
Phone Number: (231) 723-7422
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Ranked #7 of 18 things to do in Manistee
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks

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Highland, Michigan
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113 reviews 113 reviews
52 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

While its been a few years since I have been here during the summer to enjoy the swimming we do make it out in the fall during the leaf color change and the sandy beaches are wonderful. Recently on New Years Eve I was able to enjoy the final sun set on 2014 while enjoying the view over the beach... More 

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East Lansing, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

After arriving for the first night I witnessed one of the best sunsets I have ever seen on Lake Michigan. The campground is just steps away from the beach, but here are a few things I didn't care too much for: The actual beach area is somewhat small (or maybe it was because the lake levels are significantly higher this... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This beach is quiet and less packed than most beaches. We love to walk here in the spring and fall when it is not "peak" season.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Stayed here on our last night. Great site no 43 gave us the most magnificent view of Michigan. The road was not really a problem and the staff were great.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
33 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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