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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: Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: Geologic Formations, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
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English first
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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
22 helpful votes 22 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
12 attraction reviews
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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Au Train, MI
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41 reviews 41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The short trip on the tethered raft is well worth the time. You can see down in the water all the way to the 45 foot deep bottom. Lots of lake trout and brown trout to see in the viewing area from the raft. It's just a short walk from the parking area to the spring and is a delight... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

My kids and I love going and riding the raft and seeing all the springs and fish. My kids are constantly bugging me to go and they would go every day if I let them.

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Birmingham, Michigan
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20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Told by friends to stop on our trip through the UP and it was well worth it. Beautiful and PEACEFUL spring with the clearest water. Self operated raft was great with a glass bottom to view the bottom and fish. Something you do not see anymore. Great for the whole family and children will love the experience. A place you... More 

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Evart, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Thought this was going to be tacky but this natural spring was awesome. Would definitely recommend it. You have to see this if you are in the U.P.

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Roscoe, Illinois
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

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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