Hunting & Trapping
No matter where you are in Michigan, you can find public hunting land. This free interactive mapping application contains the most up-to-date information to help you plan your next hunting trip. This site is available at www.michigan.gov/mihunt.
Palms Book State Park
Located at the northern terminus of state highway M-149, a 15-minute drive north of US-2 at Thompson.
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.
Boat Launch: A hard-surfaced ramp, in areas of limited water depth or limited size of water body, where launching and retrieving of largest boats may be difficult and not recommended. The site is signed.
5 parking spaces available at the access site.
8659 water acres.
Operated by Indian Lake State Park.