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Orchard Beach State Park

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Address: 2064 Lakeshore Rd, Manistee, MI 49660-9226
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+1 231-723-7422

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Beautiful fall colors!!

Stayed here for a week, and it was beautiful. Quiet campground in the fall. Hot showers, large sites. Only issues, beach was closed & there is no warning for water shut off.

Reviewed 24 October 2016
Bellevue, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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108 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A pretty but looking worn state park right on Lake Michigan but with little to no beach. The lake is right at the bottom of very high bluffs. The views are great. The lots are large but very open. There are about 10 full hook up sites located right nest to the highway so they are not real quiet. The... More 

Thank Mike W
Bellevue, Michigan
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a week, and it was beautiful. Quiet campground in the fall. Hot showers, large sites. Only issues, beach was closed & there is no warning for water shut off.

Thank KylAma97
Escanaba, Michigan
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great for a quick dip or just watching the sunset. If you collect rocks than you will love this beach. Small but very nice.

Thank Brandy M
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

When we first heard about Orchard Beach Start Park,, we though it was just that, A State Park. We didn't relize it was a camp ground. When we arrive to visit it, the gentleman at the gate was ver friendly when he realized that we were in the wrong spot.

1 Thank 735myrah
Sterling Heights, Michigan
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

I was so surprised how the one end of the campground has such a beautiful view of Lake Michigan. Just sat there for a few days looking at beautiful Lake Michigan. The sunsets were unbelievable. A little bit of a crowded campground but we were surprised how quiet it was. There's a nice new "sanitation" station with three bays, makes... More 

1 Thank Judy R
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47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We havent spent much time camping on the East side of the State so we found an opening here. It is a very nice small -medium size campground. The office sells firwood and ice. it is a quiet well kept campground but the bathrooms are dated. However they had alot of staff working and kept them clean. Youmhave to walk... More 

Thank Glen S
Chesaning, Michigan
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38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

Average campground. Dated showers/bathrooms. Seemed like small sites. Everyone was great - nice location in Manistee

Thank J M
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96 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This state park is on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan so the views are amazing. Lake is 70+ steps down a steep bluff. The view is magnificent and boats can get to the lake easily via the Manistee River. This is a very popular park for boaters and fishermen. There are better parks along Lake Michigan for children and families... More 

Thank juneann116
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We just returned from another camping trip to Orchard Beach. We come back because the views from the bluff's edge can't be beat. We've found that the campground has changed very little over the years. The bathrooms and showers are in desperate need of a makeover. The sites vary greatly in size and many folks were bringing in huge RV's... More 

Thank Bluebygrace
Lansing, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very clean and a great policy of all the time is Quiet time Showers are clean though a little small and at peak times a little in the cold water side. They have fair prices on firewood. Close to beaches, shopping, and fishing (under 10 miles)

Thank 656terryo

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