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Palms Book State Park

#2 of 19 things to do in Manistique Features Animals
Box 2500 RR 2, Manistique, MI 49854-9609
+1 906-341-2355
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Peaceful easy feeling

Visited "the big spring " while staying around the bend in Manistque. This is a small easily... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tom b
Fairfield, Ohio
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A giant natural aquarium!

We liked Kitch-itti-kippi "big springs" so much we visitors twice during our trip to the UP. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susannah C
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Box 2500 RR 2, Manistique, MI 49854-9609
+1 906-341-2355
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited "the big spring " while staying around the bend in Manistque. This is a small easily accessible site, great for a picnic while visiting the spring. The boat ride across the spring is self guided and self propelled, with enough room on the boat...More

Thank tom b
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked Kitch-itti-kippi "big springs" so much we visitors twice during our trip to the UP. The open bottom boat is super cool. It feels like a giant aquarium in the woods. I loved that there was no charge for the fee. A relief when...More

Thank Susannah C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Super cool spring and very unique floating dock that we maneuvered across the spring via pulley system. The water was so clear and the lots of BIG fish. We almost skipped this attraction but so glad that we did not! Cost was $9.00 for the...More

Thank Tom Peggy L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing spot to visit during all seasons! The water is amazingly clear allowing you to see the spring while standing on the boat/float, dock or boardwalk. It was very cool to see many large fish hanging out in the 45 degree water. We visited...More

1  Thank cthompson76
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Definitely worth the drive to this unique attraction in this area. We were lucky to get on the raft when there were probably only 15 of us on it, it was especially nice. No one was talking by the time we got to the other...More

1  Thank Judy R
Reviewed 25 June 2017

The Kitch-iti-kipi at the Park is phenomenal unique viewing. Fun for kids and adults. You can actually see the springs filling the lake and all of the different fish swimming in it. Crystal clear to 45ft down.

1  Thank 448kerryr
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This is a very nice park. We went to the Springs and rode the raft across it. Beware you have to crank it across yourself but if you are lucky there will be kids willing to do it! Very clean and what staff we came...More

1  Thank crisco1212
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Any time of year the Big Spring (Kitchi-ti-kipi) at Palms Book State Park is dazzling. It is well worth the 12 mile drive off US 2. I almost don't want to tell people how much I love it for fear it will be over run....More

2  Thank fedelaney
Reviewed 19 January 2017

My family visited Palms Book State Park (Kitch-iti-kipi) this past summer during the month of August. It had a nice picnic area where visitors can relax and have lunch. There is a gift shop as well. The walk was not bad, it took about 5...More

Thank Dayla B
Reviewed 11 January 2017

If you are ever in the area this is a one of a kind stop. Scenic view of a Spring with an open bottom raft where you can view large trout swimming about. This stream never freezes.

1  Thank hmageskigreatlakes
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8 August 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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24 July 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!
29 June 2016|
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Response from Sparty1973 | Reviewed this property |
Yes as long as you have them on a 6' leash. We brought our 2 small dogs and even brought them on the raft!