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Kitchitikipi - The Big Spring

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Route 2. Box 2500
Manistique, MI 49854
United States
Regions: Upper Peninsula
(906) 341-2355
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Two hundred feet across, the forty foot deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest Spring.
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Two hundred feet across, the forty foot deep Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan's largest Spring. With over an amazing 10,000 gallons a minute gushing from its fissures in the underlying limestone, this crystal clear attraction is absolutely amazing and mysterious.

Enjoy this unique Upper Peninsula Attraction! Kitch-iti-kipi  "The Big Springs"

Palms Book State Park - Thompson Michigan

The flow continues throughout the year at a constant 45 degree Fahrenheit. By means of a self-operated & tethered observation raft, visitors are guided to vantage points overlooking fascinating underwater features and mysteries. 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 forms, a challenge to the imagination of young and old alike.

Palms Book State Park is located at the northern terminus of state highway M-149, a fifteen minute drive north of US-2 at Thompson. It is a rewarding side trip for a vacationer touring the Upper Peninsula, for here can be seen one of Michigan's alluring natural attractions - Kitch-iti-kipi or "The Big Springs".

More people visit the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to seek waterfalls than any other attraction. We invite you to come experience these great wonders for yourself!

Waterfall Fact: There are over 163 incredible waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula.

Upper Peninsula

Dates/Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday; 8am - 5pm
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