Kitch-Iti-Kipi (The Big Spring)
Named the "Mirror of Heaven" by the early Indians.
One of the Upper Peninsula's major attractions, Kitch-iti-Kipi is located 12 miles west of Manistique at Palms Book State Park. Young and old will enjoy riding the self-propelled observation raft to view the wonders of The Big Spring. The spring is 45 feet deep and 200 feet across. Water temperature remains constant at 45 degrees and is crystal clear. Visitors will thrill at the view of large brown trout, strange formations and the sight of 16,000 gallons of water per minute "erupting" from the depths. Modern facilities, ample parking, picnic tables and stoves are provided at the park. The park also maintains a concession with souvenirs, snacks, film, and picnic supplies. Nearby Indian Lake State Park maintains over 300 camp sites, and the surrounding area has many fine resorts, motels, and restaurants.
Although over 60,000 people enjoy the park annually, chances are you will not feel crowded due to the spacious grounds. For additional information contact the Manistique Area Tourist Council.