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I chose Orchard Beach State Park because it was right in Lake Michigan.
There use to be a stairway down to the beach but because of the lake washing away the beach it is no longer safe. There is a great beach 1/4 mile to...More
Tent camped here for two nights over the holiday weekend. Beautiful views of Lake Michigan, including sunsets. Sites are VERY close together, as in our tent was less than 10 feet away from the neighboring site's pop-up. They were relatively quiet but you hear every...More
We visited the Manistee area June 16-23. On a day of exploration, we stopped at Orchard Beach State Park to check out the beach. At the entrance to the park, an employee told us the beach had eroded and suggested another smaller beach just a...More
Camped for four days. Lots with full hook ups are either small or uneven. Put up with the uneven lot as it was largest one. Was very quiet. Water pressure was great. Public showers are tiny, and the beach has been eroded away. But it's...More
I visited Orchard Beach State Park during Memorial Day weekend.
I'm don't think they were prepared for the start of the season. Half the showers weren't working (no hot water). I did see some kind of worker tinkering away the next day though, so they...More
if you are planning to camp here, please reconsider. campgrounds are small and are packed like sardines. You can hear people talking in 3 campsites away. It seems to be very popular with fisherman and these guys are pulling big boats in the middle of...More
We have camped at this campground in the past when the beach here was beautiful. Even though the lake is right up to the steps you can still swim here or float. The views at this campground are beautiful and the pull through sites are...More