Palms Book State Park

Palms Book State Park, Manistique: Address, Phone Number, Palms Book State Park Reviews: 5/5

Palms Book State Park
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LisaMNUSA
Minnesota466 contributions
interesting
Oct 2020
We spent about 30 minutes in this park, waiting in line, getting on the platform, looking at spring. the water is clear and green, we could see the spring and fishes in the water. it's pretty cool,but I won't drive a long distance to just see this.
Written October 7, 2020
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Yoshiyuki Kato
Michigan7 contributions
Very nice park
Aug 2020 • Couples
The spring was very clear and the air was very calm. We could go to the middle of spring and watch the bottom of spring. It was a very nice state park!
Written August 26, 2020
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warnermrs
Mason, MI77 contributions
Waited 1 hour in line
Aug 2020 • Family
Beautiful spring. My husband has visited a handful of times throughout his life, but this was first time for me. I can see how having the park to yourself would make this trip more magical.

Waiting a little over an hour with an infant and toddler while wearing face masks dulls the experience a little. No fault of the park.

Thankful for ample toilets at the park.

I would like to come back when there aren’t as many tourists.
Written August 14, 2020
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Patti H
Wisconsin12 contributions
LOVED This part of our trip .
Aug 2020 • Couples
A surprise when we arrived shortly before dark that we could still hop on the raft. No guide and we were able to turn the wheel and enjoy! So great!
Written August 12, 2020
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Nancy G
Grand Rapids, MI229 contributions
This is a must-see!
Aug 2020
I can't believe I lived my whole life in the state of Michigan and yet had no idea this natural spring existed. What a beautiful and fascinating natural spring! Taking the raft across for viewing was just stunning. I can't emphasize enough that this place does not get enough press! I wish we had taken the kids here when they were young, but I had never heard of it before. Amazing! Since it's a state park, you'll need to pay an entrance fee if you don't have a state parks passport, but it is worth it!
Written August 11, 2020
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Wendy M
Grand Rapids, MI77 contributions
Stunning!!!!
Aug 2020 • Family
This is the most mind blowing stop you can make!! We only waited 15 minutes for our turn, but once we were on, we were amazed at the beauty that we saw! Definitely a must see stop, and you will only spend about 1 hour there. But it is a breath taking hour.
Written August 5, 2020
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romanekj
Lansing, MI207 contributions
A must see! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Jul 2020
Palms Book State Park’s Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan’s largest spring. Kitch-iti-kipi is an Ojibwa word said to have many meanings, including The Great Water, The Blue Sky I See, and The Roaring Bubbling Spring.

Kitch-iti-kipi is 200’ in diameter, 42′ deep and delivers 16,000 gallons of crystal clear water per minute. The water stays at 45 degrees year round.

You can ride the observation raft for a beautiful view across the spring. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the floating dock was closed for a long time but, since people kept breaking the locks, it was opened very recently. Looking down the center of the raft, you can see the bubbling spring doing its work. Large trout seemed to be everywhere, but no fishing is allowed.

A must see!!! #puremichigan #summer2020 #nofilter
Written July 17, 2020
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Eatbugs_from_MI
Michigan151 contributions
Worth It!
Jul 2019
Palms Book State Park is Kitch-iti-Kipi spring. For all practical purposes they are synonymous. There is nothing else at the park except amenities (gift shop, rest rooms) related to the spring. Camping is down the road at Indian Lake S.P.

That said, the spring is one of the coolest natural resources in Michigan. It is worth it if you are anywhere near the area at all. The spring is crystal clear and stocked with various fish that can be seen all the way to the bottom. There is a large covered observation raft that runs on wires out over the spring. This means the viewing conditions are good in all weather. Park staff on the raft also keep the raft not-too-full so there is room to walk around and see the spring from different angles. They must dive periodically too to clean it out because for all of the people leaning over to take pictures I didn't see a single dropped phone, sunglasses, or litter at all.
Written November 25, 2019
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Edot
4 contributions
Beautiful Slice of Nature
Oct 2019 • Couples
This place is beautiful. I've seen pictures. But once you go in person, nothing compares. I recommend everyone plan a trip to the area at least for the day.
Written October 26, 2019
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Storyteller-N03
Vero Beach, FL721 contributions
Even good on a rainy autumn day
Oct 2019
It was a long drive to get there including a detour on US-2 but our guests from South Carolina were impressed. We will continue to introduce folks to this attraction. It would be nice if we could identify the fish from above (but I don't know how) ... we did see that someone had dropped a metal cane overboard, so it was easy to identify the 'cane fish.'
Can't say much for the $2 luke warm coffe from the gift shop (buyer beware).
Written October 11, 2019
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