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Orchard Beach State Park
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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.
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.
The park offers a variety of boating options for visitors. There is no boat launch within the park, but there are several nearby in Manistee city. The closest one to the campground is located at First Street Beach which also has access to Lake Michigan. Boaters can enjoy fishing or simply cruising on this beautiful lake.
Anglers can enjoy fishing from the shoreline or a boat. Species include salmon, trout, and perch. A fish cleaning station is available for convenience after catching your prize.

Orchard Beach State Park is located near Manistee
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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
Biking enthusiasts will find a variety of trails suitable for all skill levels. Be cautious, as some paths are challenging.

The park's terrain is diverse with both paved and unpaved routes available to cyclists. Safety gear is recommended.

While biking, one can enjoy the scenic views but be careful on steep slopes or uneven surfaces that may pose risks.

Remember to respect other trail users by keeping speed under control especially in crowded areas during peak times.

During winter months, cycling becomes more difficult due to snowfall; consider using fat-tire bikes if conditions allow it.

Always follow posted signs regarding bike use restrictions - not every path within the area allows bicycles.

Nighttime riding isn't advised without proper lighting equipment given low visibility after sunset in wooded regions.

Cyclists should always stay hydrated and carry first-aid kits considering there might be long stretches between facilities along certain 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
park review stars; one to five 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
park review stars; one to five 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
park review stars; one to five 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.
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