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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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A nice side trip if you're in the U. P.

Small park, no camping, just picnicking and walking. The main attraction is the big spring which is clear, 43 feet deep, and can be viewed from a raft. It is very interesting... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Small park, no camping, just picnicking and walking. The main attraction is the big spring which is clear, 43 feet deep, and can be viewed from a raft. It is very interesting. The entire thing can be done in an hour or so, so it is a good place to combine with the Thompson Fish Hatchery which is just down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've visited this place several times over the last 30 years and it never fails to amaze me. It is a short walk to the raft and a quick trip across the river that flows into Indian Lake. We saw several trout. The water is very clear so you can see the bottom and watch the spring bubble.

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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I must admit I was on the fence about including this on our road trip itinerary, but my wife and I are both thrilled that we did. it is really a unique and incredible experience. the clarity is amazing, you must see it to believe it and understand it. there is an entrance fee, we opted to get the annual... More 

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Goodlettsville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We used to go to Kitch-iti-kipi (The Big Spring) back in the 1970's when our children were young. My husband and I had the opportunity to visit there again and it hasn't changed, thank goodness. There is a raft that hold several people which someone chooses the job of pulling (and easily at that) the raft across the 45 foot... More 

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Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The Big Spring is a favorite spot to stop if heading across the UP. Watching the water bubble up from the floor of the spring is truly fascinating! The raft to take across to view the springs works well and is nice that it is controlled by those on the raft... and not by an employee... visitors can take as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Have been going here since 1960 and it only gets better each time. Quiet, peaceful, beautiful. Easy walk and time to see clear water. The springs just keep bubbling. Enjoy !

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Lowell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This is a great place to stop and see. The lake is nestled in the woods of the Palms Book State Park. It has a really cool moving dock that you pull a cable over the lake and can see the bottom crystal clear. My family enjoys it each time we are in the area they want to go back.

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Narberth, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We pulled in to see the Big Spring and take a ride on the raft that is pulled across the end of the lake which is bubbling with springs on the bottom that feed the lake. A group of 6 trout hang out on the bottom and whet people's appetite for a trout dinner. It was rainy the day we... More 

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Wyoming, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great state park to visit with the star attraction being the Kitch-iti-kipi spring. The depth and clarity of the water has to be seen to believe. The raft across is driven by a cable and wheel the riders turn. The restrooms were extremely clean with men, women, and family options along with a very nice gift/ice cream shop. Would go... More 

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Zeeland, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Everything is new at this State park. Really enjoyed Big Spring. Michigan Recreational Pass is required for entry. Signs for Big Spring not very evident, so look for State Park signs instead. The Big Spring is inside this new park.

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Address: Rt 2 Box 2500, Manistique, MI 49854
Phone Number: 906-341-2355
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Upper Peninsula  >  Manistique

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