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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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Pretty but Seney Wildlife Refuge is much nicer

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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McHenry, Illinois
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McHenry, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Branch
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

If you are in the area a trip to the park should be a must. It is a wonderful adventure that I promise you will enjoy. Seeing the deep, crystal clear water with the springs bubbling up in fascinating patterns and the big fish swimming around is an experience you won't forget. We were lucky to be there first thing... More 

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Vicksburg, Michigan, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

couldn't believe this was free! Would have gladly paid for it! When we went there was no wait but I imagine the wait can be long when they are busy. Was very cool and our entire family enjoyed it! Was hard to find and we had to stop for directions.

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