Did you know The Big Spring, known as Kitch iti kipi was named the "Mirror of Heaven" by the early Indians? Located in Palms Book State Park in Manistique, this spring is a spectacular place to visit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Lake Kitchitikipi is definitely on the ultimate Michigan Roadtrip and Michigan Bucket list.
Some might even say it is magical.
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Hop aboard the raft that will take you across the bubbling emerald green springs of lake Kitch it kipi in the Palm Book State Park. I love the middle viewing area as the water is so crystal clear! It offers a great view of the fish and the magical bubbling springs.
The raft has a roof so you are able to see the fish very clearly without the glare from the sun.
Someone in your party will need to operate the crank that propels the raft along a guided line. There is no charge to ride the raft and you can go as many times as you like. We rode it for about a half hour as we were enjoying the experience so much.
Check out the map above to see the location of Kitch iti kipi!
Kitch-iti-kipi is located in the Palms Book State Park just outside of Manistique in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Can you visit Kitch-iti-kipi in the winter? Yes, absolutely! The park remains open all winter and so beautiful!
Isn't it fascinating to watch the spring bubbling up from below the fish? For me, it is just so mesmerizing!!
We arrived at Big Spring or Kitch iti kipi around 7:00 pm the night we arrived. We definitely were awarded with better photos than the following late morning when the sun was higher.
Kitch-iti-kipi is a breathtaking natural springs that is unlike any experience we have ever had.
You will need a state park pass and there is no charge to take the raft across the spring.
We recommend wearing bug spray as there can be mosquitoes in the woods.
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We wondered if you can see this beautiful place in the winter? Thanks, Tamara Answer Hi Tamara! Yes, absolutely! The state park is left open …
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Is there a charge to get in to Kitch iti kipi in Michigan's UP? Answer Hi Brandy, There is not an entrance fee per person, but you will need …
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We would like to visit here this summer and wondered how much time to allow? Answer Hi Kathy, I would plan on about an hour and a half at the …
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Wondered if we can plan on swimming at Kitch iti kipi? Answer Hi Mary, No, swimming is not allowed at Kitch iti kipi springs. Here is more …
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