Kitch-iti-kipi raft down for repairs

MANISTIQUE — The self-guided observation raft overlooking Kitch-iti-kipi at Palms Book State Park in Thompson Township will be unavailable Tuesday due to repairs.

The park will remain open, but the raft will not be operational.

Additional information on closures and detours in DNR facilities including state trails, boat launches, state parks and campgrounds is listed at http://www.michigan.gov/DNRClosures.

Palms Book State Park is home to one of Michigan’s alluring natural attractions, Kitch-iti-kipi. Two hundred feet across and 40 feet deep, Kitch-iti-kipi is Michigan’s largest freshwater spring.

In a self-operated raft, people can see more than 10,000 gallons a minute gush from fissures in the underlying limestone into the water that is a constant 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information, contact Lee Vaughn, park supervisor, at 906-341-2355 or vaughnl@michigan.gov.