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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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Really cool for an hour or so!

Breath taking views of underground springs. Nature at it's finest! Allowed my dog on raft, who kept little kids entertained on slow ride.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Wixom, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Breath taking views of underground springs. Nature at it's finest! Allowed my dog on raft, who kept little kids entertained on slow ride.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We always enjoy coming here and just can't get over how beautiful it is. It's fun for all ages as you can scope out the springs underneath the water and see all the different fish which we were told are actually quite a bit bigger than the look in the water which a lot of them look pretty big as... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

What a great little park! We visited on a weekday afternoon in late August, and there were only a few dozen visitors. The Big Spring is just amazing, with a lovely turquoise color and the clearest water that I have ever seen. The hand-operated ferry was amusing on its own, and provided a great way to look into those clear... More 

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Brooklyn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

great visit, park well maintained, staff very friendly. informative signs were well displayed for viewing.

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Onalaska, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

You get to pull the raft out to "Kitch iti kipi" where fish are swimming in this clear water. Not a lot to do, but if you are travelling on Hwy 2 near Manistique MI...it sure is worth a moment to take a break and enjoy some nature. I know the kids enjoyed pulling the raft out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Went to see the famous Kitch-iti-kipi. It is a must see if you are traveling through Manistique. Not too far off of US-2. You can take the covered raft out into the middle of the spring. The water is so clear you can see all the way to the bottom where the water bubbles up from below the sand. So... More 

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Jackson, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Nice short trip. I thought there would be some hiking involved but nope, out of the car and right to the water. It really is pretty vibrant and clear. A nice 15 min stop for the afternoon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Definitely worth the drive, get on the raft and spend a quiet 20 minutes of your day with a real part of nature! 45 feet of 45 degree clear water. Somebody has to turn the wheel to make it go! No guides or staff, very cool experience!

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A simple attraction connected to a Michigan state park. Depending on crowds it may take some time to get on the hand cranked raft to watch the forces of nature force some 10,000 gallons of crystal clear water a minute into a 45 foot deep pool. They haven't turned it into a "Disney ride" The speed of the raft depends... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Love the big spring, always so clear and full of fish. Decided to kayak from boat launch up to the edge of the spring. Even the stream is clear and cold like the spring. Pretty cool view from that side.

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