Palms Book State Park
Palms Book State Park
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Kevots
Philadelphia, PA160 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
We were in this part of the UP to visit Pictured Rocks, but added Palms Book to our itinterary based on the recommendation of a family member who used to work in the state park system. Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring) is the highlight of the Park. The water is crystal clear and there is more to see under the water in addition to the bubbling spring. The pontoon raft is a clever way to get you out to the spring (only 20-30 yards). It is self-propelled by the visitors.
The surrounding woods is beautiful and serene.
The four star rating is because it's just a short visit to an out-of-the-way location and, if you don't have a State Park pass, the fee is $11 per car (out of state rate). If you're otherwise in the area, it's worth stopping, but, in my opinion, is not a "must see."
Written 2 October 2023
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Jenpet1
Shelby Township, MI123 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
A beautiful body of water that is magical and special! The woods are preserved and you walk on decking to the special body of water.
So grateful for the family and man that came up with the suggestion to sell it for $1
Written 30 August 2023
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Anita T
5 contributions
Oct 2022
Awesome place to visit and we thoroughly enjoyed our time here. Highly recommend checking it out. We will visit again.
Written 15 November 2022
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Malibu
Dearborn, MI7 contributions
Sep 2022
The springs is a short walk from the parking lot and a must see if you are in the area. Our earth is pretty amazing!
Written 18 September 2022
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Lori B
Manistique, MI77 contributions
Aug 2022
This beautiful spring is really a one-of-a-kind place. The park is very small with modern restrooms and a gift shop. The raft you ride to view the wonderful clear water is fun and relaxing. It all seems accessible to every family member. There are no hiking trails. It's all about the spring. Worth a quick stop.
Written 12 September 2022
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Brian S
Escanaba519 contributions
Aug 2022
This is always such a beautiful park and setting to come to and even with the crowds now is fun to take the ride across the river and see all the fish and wildlife on occasion . Nice gift shop also
Written 27 August 2022
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Josh M
17 contributions
Jul 2022
This place is tiny, not well marked, but we were in the area an we had time to spare. However, this is the most beautiful thing we saw on our trip.
Written 23 July 2022
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Kristen C
20 contributions
Jun 2022
The spring is right near the parking lot so it's quick to walk to. You may have to wait in line, so try to go early, but many people fit on the "boat" at a time. It is worth it if you enjoy nature or trout viewing. The views are great and it's free!
Written 7 July 2022
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romanpiekosz
Chicago, IL8,697 contributions
Oct 2021
This park is famous because of the Big Spring.
It's not the only attraction of this place.
Especially during the fall, when colors are changing. you have great opportunity to see so many beautiful spots with crazy-beauty colors. You can take many trails through the woods and you will be surrounded by the nature.
You have to pay the fee, but it's very "symbolic number".
I recommend this park.

RomanP
Written 24 October 2021
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iafamilytravel
Mineral Point, WI182 contributions
Sep 2021
We came on a beautiful weekend afternoon and the line was backed up almost to the bathrooms. We opted against waiting as the line didn't seem to move and people were packed together without masks. We did walk down to the springs to sneak a peak. We could get a glimpse of the clear water. Wish there were some way to walk around the springs or rangers were available with some information.
Written 11 September 2021
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