Palms Book State Park

Palms Brook State Park - Great Getaways

Palms Brook State Park - Great Getaways

Snowmobiling at Palms Book State Park. Clip from Great Getaways television program.


Palms Book is a rewarding side trip for the vacationer touring the Upper Peninsula, for here can be seen one of Michigan's alluring natural attractions -- Kitch-iti-kipi, The Big Spring. Two hundred feet across, the 40-foot deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest freshwater spring. Over 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone. The flow continues throughout the year at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. By means of a self-operated observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and fantasies. Ancient tree trunks, lime-encrusted branches and fat trout appear suspended in nothingness as they slip through crystal waters far below. Clouds of sand kept in constant motion by gushing waters create ever-changing shapes and forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Palm Book State Park

Contact Information


RT 2 Box 2500

Manistique, MI 49854

Driving Directions

Phone: (906) 341-2355

Location of Palms Book State Park

Map of Michigan

Manistique Weather

CLOUDY, humidity 83%, barometer 30.28,
wind 3 mph W
Clouds yielding to sun
29°F | 18°F
Clouds yielding to sun
Rather cloudy
31°F | 24°F
Rather cloudy
Cloudy with a couple of flurries
35°F | 32°F
Cloudy with a couple of flurries
Mostly cloudy
36°F | 31°F
Mostly cloudy
Cloudy with a couple of snow showers
37°F | 32°F
Cloudy with a couple of snow showers

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