Orchard Beach State Park

Orchard Beach State Park

Orchard Beach State Park of Manistee County, Michigan

Hiking Orchard Beach State ParkCross country skiing Orchard Beach State Park

Trail Distance:

2.3 miles long.


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

Trail List:

Orchard Beach-Nature Trails - 2.5 (Miles), Hiking, Cross Country Ski 

2064 N. Lakeshore Rd.
Manistee MI 49660
Phone Number: (231) 723-7422
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center)
Motor Vehicle Permit Required: Yes
Approximate Size: 201 (Acres)
Make a Reservation at this Park

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.


  • Playground - These play areas offer a variety of playground equipment for children.
  • Swimming - Lake Michigan Beach Information. Stairs lead down from the campground to the sandy shoreline of Lake Michigan.
  • Picnic Area - Picnic tables and fire pits/grills. An open picnic shelter, picnic tables, grills, a children's playground and plenty of shade are available for your enjoyment in the picnic area.
  • Picnic Shelter(s) - 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.
  • Hiking - A half-mile self-guiding nature trail and two miles of hiking trails are adjacent to the campground.
  • Cross Country Ski
  • Metal Detecting Areas - Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statutes. If you wish to use a metal detector in this state park, here is a map that shows clearly where this activity may take place. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.


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. Please check the DNR Calendar for upcoming events at this location and at all state parks and recreation areas.

Orchard Beach State Park Map

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