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

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Manistique Weather

L/FOG, humidity 98%, barometer 29.99,
wind 3 mph W
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Clouds breaking for some sun
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