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.
The Recreation Passport is required for vehicle entry into state parks and recreation areas, state boat launches, state forest campgrounds and state trail parking lots. Details and information on how to obtain your Michigan Recreation Passport can be found by visiting the MICHIGAN RECREATION PASSPORT web page.
Orchard Beach-Modern(800) 447-2757 166 site(s)Electrical Service, Mini Cabin, Modern Restrooms
Stairs lead down from the campground to the sandy shoreline of Lake Michigan.
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
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
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.