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Palms Book State Park

Rt 2 Box 2500, Manistique, MI 49854
906-341-2355
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Ranked #1 of 10 Attractions in Manistique
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
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Roscoe, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Awesome raft ride... I can't believe they allow this as a self-navigated thing. It seems like liability issues make all these things go away... it is super safe, super easy to use, my 2 year old daughter could run around the raft and see the fishies. Fantastic!

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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The legendary Kitch-iti-kipi or Big Spring that is located within Palms Book State Park is fascinating to see. The self operated observation raft gives a wonderful view of the limestone pond and the wonders below. It is a beautiful location and amazing to see the aqua blue water and huge trout below. You can easily see the springs bubbling up... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We stopped at Manistique for lunch then saw this state park near by, so we decided to take a look. We didn't expect anything special but it turned out to be a big happy surprise. We were amazed how clear and calm the water was, and how big the fish were. And you can even see the spring coming out... More

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Jackson, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We traveled to the "Big Spring" and what an interesting experience! To be able to look directly to the bottom of a 45' deep spring was fascinating.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

went to see Kitch-iti-kipi, love the raft that you can take across the springs, crystal clear water, can see right through to the bottom to watch the hundreds of trout floating around and the sand bubbling up.

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014 via mobile

We went at dusk, the pine forest was a beautiful eerie place at that time of day. I first expected, that there would be a Park Ranger that would take us out on the raft. That was not the case, you take it out by yourself. The raft has a roof and is quite large-it could probably hold 20-30 people,... More

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Grand Ledge, Michigan
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A MUST SEE!!! No matter your age or interests! A little hard to find, but worth it! Do not miss this!

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

What an experience, you can spend the whole day there relaxing. The Ntural spring is beautyful, super clear water is nicley visible even in bad weather. We arrived with a small rain shower and cloudy weather and still manageg get a beautyful pics and video. Highly recomended nature wonder to see if you travel around U.P. Michigan. You have to... More

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Kalamazoo County, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Quiet and beautiful! I have seen many sites in the UP, but this one has me wishing I could go back. Nice park for a picnic and wander through the woods. We just stayed long enough to ride the raft to see the crystal blue/green water. On the bottom, you could see the springs churning the sand at the bottom... More

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Haslett, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Absolutely love this place. It feels pure and untouched. The water is crystal clear and you can see the sand rippling at the bottom from the water coming in.

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