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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 9 attractions in Manistique
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Geologic Formations
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is a must see! It is easy to get to and truly magical. Take the raft out and soak in the beauty - so worth it. Handicapped and little kid friendly.

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Sterling Heights, Michigan
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104 reviews 104 reviews
28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Don't just look at it and leave. Go out on the big raft with everyone else. You will be so glad you did. Hard to explain how crystal clear the water is until you get out there and look down.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

What a great place to visit if you are in or traveling through Manistique!! The lake is amazing... Could spend hours just looking!

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Kendallville, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Great park for the tensed and stressed. Kitch-iti-kipi will revive you from within. The view is absolutely amazing. After your tension has subsided visit the gift shop (they serve ice cream).

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West Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Very beautiful natural spring....a nice break just 10-15 minutes off US2. Easy access for kids, little kids, wheel chairs too.....can wheel right on the raft.....boat I would say....hold probably 20-30 people. Very short walk from parking lot to attraction......we stayed about an hour with small children....plenty of fish to see and of course the sand bubbling at the bottom. 1.... More

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We love this place! We stop and ride the self operated raft whenever we are in the area. It is such an interesting place. The spring is 40' deep and crystal clear. It gushes 10,000 gallons of water a minute which you can see bubbling on the bottom. It stays 45° all year round and never freezes. We've been there... More

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Novi, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you like amazing natural beauty. This is a must see. Its not grand and immense like some of our National parks, but in a simple water, sand, timber and fish arrangement its pretty spectacular. Its quiet and peaceful, and amazing to think the bottom is 45' deep. As one of the signs points out, the trees in the area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is definitely a must see if you are in the Manistique area. I've never seen anything like this! There is a constant flow a freshwater that is 45 degrees year round from the bottom of the spring and you ride a self-propelled wooden raft over the spring so you can view the large fish, the Clearwater, and the crack... More

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Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Another find in the UP of Michigan. A cable powered raft takes you into a beautiful spring fed lake that is unbelievably clear. Serene and beautiful. Worth a stop, convenient to Manistique. Have one of their excellent ice cream cones from the gift shop too.

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Waterford, MI
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29 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great place to stop and see the beautiful spring. There is a cable/man powered boat to cross the spring that only takes a few minutes to go across and back. The water is clear, straight to the bottom and we saw lots of fish as well as the sand coming up like mini volcanoes at the bottom... More

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