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Well worth the stop

This is such a beautiful and peaceful place. Easily accessible. The water is so clear that we good... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Big Pine Key, Florida
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Beautiful and unique natural site -- a U.P. must see.

Park just a short walk away from a stable and safe raft ride over a spring-filled pond that is the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Tom W
Manistique, Michigan
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Palms Book State Park, Manistique, MI 49854
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is such a beautiful and peaceful place. Easily accessible. The water is so clear that we good see a countless number of fish. We would stop again in ever in the area.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Park just a short walk away from a stable and safe raft ride over a spring-filled pond that is the source for a trout stream that flows out from the pond. The spring produces around 10,000 gallons/minute of 45 degree water year round. The water...More

Thank Tom W
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Have been wanting to visit for a number of years and finally got there. Very well kept grounds and absolutely breathtaking. Only complaint (which does not pertain to park itself) is that others on the raft need to take turns with the wheel. There is...More

Thank Turtle2571
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ride was colorful and we took a bunch of pictures. Once we arrived we went out to the walkway. It's not a very big area but it was a fun stop and it extremely clear to see the bottom of the water. It was...More

Thank L J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful clear deep spring allows you to see 45 feet to the bottom of the spring fed lake, schools of lake trout swim into view. The glass bottomed raft is navigated by passengers by turning a large wheel that pulls you along by a cable....More

Thank Lindi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

No review truly does this site justice. It is just something you have to see. The water is so crystal clear you can see to the bottom and see huge fish, trees, and the spring itself bubbling up. It is great for kids to see...More

Thank thetheaterdante
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You must see this when traveling in the U.P....it is so clear and beautiful....words cant describe it!

Thank TcHammer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pictures will never do this location justice as it is simply stunning to see in person. It is a natural wonder and one that should be enjoyed by all. You will leave talking about this place for years to come!

Thank Ace C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing! I don’t think I’ve ever seen such clear water. There is not much to do other than just see the spring and take the raft across but it was well worth the stop. If you love Michigan this has to be on your...More

Thank chelsie419
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Big Spring is very cool. It seems like it wouldn't be, but it is. Everyone on the raft basically said the same thing. Some version of "I didn't think it would be this awesome". If you're in the u p it's definitely worth the...More

Thank Leah B
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Renee G
September 1, 2018|
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Response from LovesNYC1951 | Reviewed this property |
When we went our raft was packed. If you can carry your dog if it gets crowded or your dog is happy around crowds I would say yes. If your pup is skittish I wouldn't take them.
August 25, 2018|
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Response from Ducklas | Reviewed this property |
I really don’t know. Sorry.
Bethany A
August 16, 2018|
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Response from michael h | Reviewed this property |
Daytime: 9 to dark.