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Orchard Beach State Park

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Address: 2064 N. Lakeshore Rd., Manistee, MI 49660
Phone Number: (231) 723-7422

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Great campsite!

We decided to visit again since they had upgraded the electrical in the park. Had an excellent campsite on the far end of the loop that we could see Lake Michigan from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Cinnilouwho
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Zeeland, Michigan
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Zeeland, Michigan
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202 reviews 202 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We decided to visit again since they had upgraded the electrical in the park. Had an excellent campsite on the far end of the loop that we could see Lake Michigan from. Beautiful view!!! Small beach area, but still enough room to lay out a blanket and enjoy yourself!! The older 'south' shower house was the only one open, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This park is a great campground. The view of the lake on top of the bluff from the mini cabin is amazing. The beach is small but there is a very nice one nearby

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Highland, Michigan
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128 reviews 128 reviews
57 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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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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