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Palms Book State Park

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Address: Rt 2 Box 2500, Manistique, MI 49854
Phone Number: 906-341-2355
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A Small Gem

We were driving along the Lake Michigan side of the Upper Peninsula and decided to stop at Palms Book State Park without high expectations. We were pleasantly surprised by the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Wilmette, Illinois
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Commerce Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Kitch-iti-kipi is a unique stop that I would recommend taking time for if you are in the area. Beautiful scenery and a spring fed pool that you can check out from a covered raft - the water is crystal clear, even at over 40 feet deep. Be aware that the raft is manually cranked out to the middle of the... More 

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Door County, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We loved this area! Beautiful scenery and clear spring fed pool stocked with fish! Ride the raft by pulling the cable to move the raft across the pool. Nice peaceful setting!

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McHenry, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We liked Palms Book but did not find it to be anything special. We missed taking the ride across the pond and waited for awhile for it return but after more than a 30 minute wait we decided the group on the little ferry was in no hurry to return so we left. If you have a limited amount of... More 

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Wilmette, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were driving along the Lake Michigan side of the Upper Peninsula and decided to stop at Palms Book State Park without high expectations. We were pleasantly surprised by the beauty of the spring-fed pool. Visitors use a raft that moves along a cable to get from one end of the pool to the other. While crossing the pool, you... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This is one of those places you just must stop and see if you are in the UP!!! The clear waters and HUGE fish, let alone the depth of this pool are just amazing!!! Kids love this place!!!

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Detroit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

this Michigan State Park is off the main road, US2, but is well worth the drive to visit the Big Spring known as Kitch-iti-kipi in the area http://www.exploringthenorth.com/bigspring/spring.html There is a picnic area and a raft to ride across the spring.

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Manistique, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Beautiful and breathtaking! Jump on the raft for a nice ride to see the underground springs. Such a neat place to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This is a beautiful place. The crystal clear water and the surrounding woods is simply georgeous. It's a. Beautiful place to take pictures.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Kitch-iti-kipi, aka "The Big Spring" is amazing! It's so worth traveling off of the beaten path. WOW! You can see all the way to the bottom of the clear spring and watch the trout swim around and see the spring bubbling up through the bottom. The landscape is so serene. The wooden raft you can take out to the other... More 

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New Baltimore, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Such a nice little park back in the woods. Beautiful this time of year with the fall colors. Quiet this time of year. Took the raft out over the Big Spring. It was fun because you guided the raft yourself. The water was so clear you could see to the bottom and saw lots of fish

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