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Great Location

I really like this campsite. Great sunset views! Friendly staff. The sites are a bit close, but... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Nice park

Camped for four days. Lots with full hook ups are either small or uneven. Put up with the uneven... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
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2064 Lakeshore Rd, Manistee, MI 49660-9226
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Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

I chose Orchard Beach State Park because it was right in Lake Michigan. There use to be a stairway down to the beach but because of the lake washing away the beach it is no longer safe. There is a great beach 1/4 mile to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mary W
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Tent camped here for two nights over the holiday weekend. Beautiful views of Lake Michigan, including sunsets. Sites are VERY close together, as in our tent was less than 10 feet away from the neighboring site's pop-up. They were relatively quiet but you hear every...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I really like this campsite. Great sunset views! Friendly staff. The sites are a bit close, but the park is well maintained and clean.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rippleda
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We visited the Manistee area June 16-23. On a day of exploration, we stopped at Orchard Beach State Park to check out the beach. At the entrance to the park, an employee told us the beach had eroded and suggested another smaller beach just a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
5  Thank ChuckinIL
Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Camped for four days. Lots with full hook ups are either small or uneven. Put up with the uneven lot as it was largest one. Was very quiet. Water pressure was great. Public showers are tiny, and the beach has been eroded away. But it's...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank lindamK711HN
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I visited Orchard Beach State Park during Memorial Day weekend. I'm don't think they were prepared for the start of the season. Half the showers weren't working (no hot water). I did see some kind of worker tinkering away the next day though, so they...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank caitymariee
Reviewed 26 March 2018

This place has it all.., Camping, water activities, hiking, biking, boating. So close to town and many area lakes and rivers! Great sunsets and photo ops.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank The Lumberjack I
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Nice park and very picturesque, The access to the beach was closed due to the end of season but the view of the sunset was sweet.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank stevenkR7786KD
Reviewed 15 September 2017

if you are planning to camp here, please reconsider. campgrounds are small and are packed like sardines. You can hear people talking in 3 campsites away. It seems to be very popular with fisherman and these guys are pulling big boats in the middle of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
5  Thank mia307
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We have camped at this campground in the past when the beach here was beautiful. Even though the lake is right up to the steps you can still swim here or float. The views at this campground are beautiful and the pull through sites are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank chelgemo
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18 March 2018|
Response from jwarner19622691 |
Camp number or site orchard state park
11 May 2017|
Response from TSOIndiana |
Yes. We were there last week in a 31 ft 5th wheel