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Address: Box 2500 RR 2, Manistique, MI 49854-9609
Phone Number: 906-341-2355
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This is a beautiful park..We happened upon this while on vacation.. The raft ( which is manually pulled across a cable) allows visitors to view 45 feet down into the pure clear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful park..We happened upon this while on vacation.. The raft ( which is manually pulled across a cable) allows visitors to view 45 feet down into the pure clear waters and see the large Fish and the bubbling springs! Beautiful and fun for all ages.. Well worth the small fee to enter the park. We were not... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a pretty site. My kids (7 and 8) loved the raft that they were able to help pull into the middle of the water. Dog friendly too!

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Auburn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is definitely worth the trip to see Kitchitikipi springs! Fun raft ride that the kids really enjoyed. Neat experience.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pictures don't do this place justice and words can't adequately describe it. One of the most spectacular sights in the world. Not sure why there are not more places like it. There are similar clear deep water pools in Yellowstone but those are hot springs not cool fresh water. If you don't have a state park sticker it will set... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this site since I was a child and it is always just awesome. It is a must see and do for families visiting the Manistique michigan area. The gift shop and ice cream add a special touch to your trip.

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Waterford, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water is so clear that even at a depth of 45 ft, you can see the water bubbling up from the sand on the bottom as well as the brown trout and carp swimming in the pond, You cross the spring on a raft and you can take your turn at the wheel to propel it (kids will love... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our stops when we have visitors. The State Park has a fee to get in but it is well worth seeing the 45 feet deep spring, the largest spring in Michigan. There is a raft that has a wheel, when turned by passengers, takes you across the length of the spring. You can see the springs... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rode the raft, saw the large trout and beautiful swirling sand and limestone at the bottom. Great little hidden gem! Worth the stop. Cons, it was $9 to get in bc we were from out of state.

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wausaukee wi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best part of this attraction is that it is wheel chair acceptable just a short way from the parking lot there is a ramp to get on the glass button boat. You can see the bottom of the water easily. There is a charge of nine dollars if you don't have a state park sticker. Well worth your time.

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Northern Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really a unique place to visit. We enjoyed the raft ride and seeing the trout swimming all over. The spring bubbling from the bottom was interesting and it was fun to see how clear it was.

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