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Orchard Beach State Park

2064 N. Lakeshore Rd., Manistee, MI 49660
(231) 723-7422
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Manistee
Type: State Parks
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Overland, Missouri, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

So we didn't go in. We saw that it was a pay park and that turned us away. We continued up 110 another mile or so and speed at the roadside park /turnout on the west side that is a small beach. It was pretty, free, we could take our dogs in leashes down to it. Perfect for a quick... More

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South Lyon, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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24 reviews 24 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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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Fun activities, clean rest rooms, so much to do nearby. The camp host had snacks and activities for the kids. We had a great hike on the trails across the road. It is pretty close to Lake Bluff Audobon Center, too. Amazing sunsets,

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Saint Clair Shores, Michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Walked out onto the small pier and watched some boats come in. The next day we went out on the pier by the Coast Guard Center. Which was a little bit hard to find, but worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Call ahead for Orchard Beach! Good news, looks like they are putting in Utilities for the camp sites. Bad news, they are in the middle of it, they may not be open, so do call before you come. We went by last week and it's definitely under construction.

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MANISTEE
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This state park is currently under major reconstruction to make sites better, adding electricity, a food dome full hookup sites. Adding a new well and more and better RV clean out stations. Beautiful park over looking Lake Michigan. Sweet beach....many many steps down to the lake. Perfect place to watch sunsets. Walking trails. Play area. Smaller park so crowds are... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We were very lucky. We planned a last-minute trip over Memorial Day in 2013. There happened to be a site available. The sites are large, and we always appreciate mature trees. The limestone building near the beach stairs is a nice little piece of history. There are many benches upon the bluff above the shore to sit and enjoy the... More

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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have visited both the state park and the state campground on Orchard Beach. I enjoy both. The campsite has great views if you are lucky enough (book 4-5mths in advance) to book a site near the bluff over Lake MI. It does have alot of stairs to get down to the beach, so I end up carrying one or... More

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