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Orchard Beach State Park
ORCHARD BEACH STATE PARK
ORCHARD BEACH STATE PARK
2064 Lakeshore Road
Manistee, Michigan   49660

Phone: 231-723-7422
Reservations: 800-447-2757
Orchard Beach State Park is situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. A stairway leads from the campground to the beach and self-guided hiking trails are adjacent to the park.
Camping
Orchard Beach-Modern(800) 447-2757 166 site(s)Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms
Swimming
Stairs lead down from the campground to the sandy shoreline of Lake Michigan.


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Picnicking
An open picnic shelter, picnic tables, grills, a children's playground and plenty of shade are available for your enjoyment in the picnic area.

A large stone pavilion complete with restroom facilities is available for rent. This building is ideal for groups up to 200 people. Reservations may be made by contacting the park office, week days 8 a.m. to 5 p.m
Trails
A half-mile self-guiding nature trail and two miles of hiking trails are adjacent to the campground.

Orchard Beach-Nature Trails Trail Length: 2.50 (Miles)Cross Country Ski, Hiking
Area Attractions
Be sure to ride the trolley on a historic tour of Manistee; there is no better way to become acquainted with the city and to learn a little about its unique history. Manistee was a lumbering town and has preserved the Victorian atmosphere with its Victorian Village shopping district and lumbermen's homes. The harbor has two piers where fishing is good all year long. Two excellent beaches flank the harbor, along with playgrounds, picnic facilities, public restrooms and concessions. Fishing in Lake Michigan and Manistee Lake is terrific year round. During August and September, fishing reaches a feverish pitch as coho and chinook salmon come in for their spawning run. Later in the year, steelhead make their fall run. Charter boats, dock rental and good launching facilities all are available.
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 28 Great views with friendly people by towya88
Great place to camp. Awesome views and friendly rangers. We were there in October and they had trick or treating for everyone and had a nice hot dog roast with cider and donuts. The host and rangers put it all on and even went to the store for more hot dogs and stuff when they ran out. They made it a great stay and felt like a big family camping that weekend!!Highly recommended
January 23 Beautiful Bluffs by Heather
On august 25, 2007 my husband and me got married at the pavilion. Very nice views and the pavilion was clean and an unbeatable price for the occasion. Kids and adults were able to enjoy the beach access. Beautiful sunsets. Wonderful memories!
January 11 Great camp for a reunion by Diane
Lots of empty camp sites during the week. Clean park. Beautiful scenery. Lots of stairs to beach if caring kids or chairs and blankets. Lake is full of rocks. Bring water shoes. We drove to another beach to swim.
August 6 Great park with very good staff by Jan & Paul in Kentucky
Clean, well maintained facilities. Fantastic sunsets on the water. Well maintained stairs and beach area. Minor complaints: Camp sites are a little close together and shared electrical connections may require ext. cable.
July 17 Beautiful! Lots of trees and shade. by dyction
On Lake Michigan. Steep bluff fenced in overlooks beach. Lots of stairs to beach, so it can get tiring walking to beach. Kind of hilly campground in places.Clean, well kept up facilities and grounds. Definitely worth visiting!
March 13 Nice!
Park is on a huge bluff with many stairs to the beach. Town is only a few minutes away to use that beach. Excellent view and sunset. Poor hiking. Nice grassy sites. Very nice park. I have been there several times.


Area Campgrounds

InSta Launch Campground & Marina
20 Park Avenue
Manistee, MI
231-723-3901


Matson's Big Manistee River Campground
2680 Bialik Road
Manistee, MI
231-723-5705


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Directions
Take US-31 to M-110 turn N. and go 1.5 miles to Park Entrance.

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Orchard Beach State Park
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