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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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Amazing views from the sky and from the Spring!

When the Europeans first arrived in Michigan, the Ojibwa called the Big Spring located in Palms Book State Park Kitch-iti-kipi. There are many interpenetrations on that strange... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Children and adults love this spot. Pull yourself and others across the 42 foot deep fresh water spring with a wheel pull raft. Kids will fight to do the pulling. The water is amazing and the colors are beautiful. Short drive off US 2. And takes under an hour to cross and come back to shore

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

When the Europeans first arrived in Michigan, the Ojibwa called the Big Spring located in Palms Book State Park Kitch-iti-kipi. There are many interpenetrations on that strange word: The Great Water, The Blue Sky, The Roaring, Bubbling Spring . . .Just the name Kitch-iti-kipi attracts tourists! Now I may have you intrigued about this attraction. It refers to a spring... More 

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Battle Creek, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Always take family and friends to this State Park. The adults love the views and the kids love seeing the fish.

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Commerce Township, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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 reviews 4 reviews
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
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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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54 reviews 54 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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