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Palms Book State Park

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A great state park located by some wonderful sites to see nearby. It's not to far from... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ace C
Unique Place to Stretch Your Legs

Beautiful little gem. The parking lot was packed. We had to wait our turn to take a ride on the... read more

Reviewed July 27, 2018
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Manistique, MI 49854
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Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to stop here and walk the the path to a pond that has a large wooden raft in it. You board the raft and literally pull yourself to the middle of the pond by the rope and pulley system attached to the raft....More

Thank Terese_707
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great state park located by some wonderful sites to see nearby. It's not to far from "civilization" either if you enjoy the creature comforts of town by going in to Manistique, Michigan.

Thank Ace C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth the time.. Relaxing, informational, calming!! Enjoyed the scenery and the staff.. We even had an opportunity to feed the fish as the park ranger was busy saving someone's life at the time.. HA HA !!

Thank wrightjerbabe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice park to visit off season if you can find that time. Busy place with peeps and dogs. Nice large gift shop. Outdoor smelly bathrooms.

Thank Denise D
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Beautiful little gem. The parking lot was packed. We had to wait our turn to take a ride on the lake, but I am happy that so many people are enjoying nature.

Thank Edmundjb
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

Visitors usually come here to see the big spring like we did. The gift shop has cool gadgets for sale and snacks. Highly recommend for tourists in the Manistique area.

Thank beachbum40w
Reviewed June 23, 2018 via mobile

We took the kids to the park. They have been going there since they were infants riding on our packs snowshoeing. Check this place out year round.

Thank bittychicken
Reviewed June 14, 2018

We went to the springs in the park!! Quite a beautiful, fantastic, STUNNING LITTLE SURPRISE!!!! You only take a few steps through the parking lot and you are there. You get on the raft, have someone turn the wheel for ya and it takes you...More

2  Thank kfedney
Reviewed March 14, 2018

We drove out of way to visit here, based on a friend's recommendation. I'm so glad we did! The springs are beautiful! Pictures really don't do it justice. Just lovely. I'd like to go back in the fall. I imagine it's gorgeous at that time...More

3  Thank Motown_Mrs
Reviewed January 3, 2018

The place to visit for sure! Bring any guests with you too. Fantastic and amazing place. Always great to see. Very clean. Meet people from all over the world.

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MIFlowerchild
February 4, 2018|
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Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
Call Palms Book SP @ 906-341-2355 It runs year round. They are hoping you stop in.
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Yoopergal79
August 8, 2016|
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Response from David R | Reviewed this property |
It was a wide path to the raft and the raft is accessible by a wheelchair.
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Linda Kirby J
July 24, 2016|
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Response from D T | Reviewed this property |
We purchased a mi park pass for $30 we can use all year as much as we want or a $10.00 day pass can be used for all the parks you want to visit on a single day. Enjoy!
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