Heaven’s Mirror


8 a.m - 10 p.m, 365 days a year


Riding the Kitch-iti-Kipi raft is free of charge.


Sawmill Rd, Manistique, MI 49854, United States

Contact Info

+1 906-341-2355


Welcome to Kitch-iti-kipi

Heaven's Mirror

State Park in Schoolcraft County. The spring is about 200 feet across and 40 feet deep, and it is distinguished by its dazzling, emerald green, which gives it an almost otherworldly appearance.

Approximately 10,000 gallons of water per minute surge up from small fractures in the limestone along the bottom of the spring, which is located deep in the wilderness of the Upper Peninsula. The water in the spring is a consistent temperature of 45 degrees Fahrenheit all year, thanks to an underground aquifer that connects it to adjacent Indian Lake.

The hand-operated observation raft with a viewing window that gives passengers a perfect view of the fast-flowing spring and aquatic life below is the nicest part of a visit to the bubbling springs. As you traverse the crystal-clear water, look out the viewing glass or over the side for fish and age-old tree trunks and limbs.

Visit the Manistique tourism bureau to learn about the amazing legends of Kitchitikipi as well as the area’s rich native American history.

Welcome to Kitch-iti-kipi
fishing at Kitch-iti-kipi

Is it possible to swim or fish in Kitch-iti-kipi?

The short response is a resounding NO! Swimming and fishing are both prohibited since the spring is owned and protected by the state of Michigan.

Swimming would be an adventure, and we wouldn’t even consider it in that water temperature!

The no-fishing restriction, on the other hand, may irritate you a little more; some of the trout swimming in these waters are prizes!

Kitch-iti-kipi offers

An ADA-friendly trail leading to the spring and a raft is just a short walk from the parking area.

The huge raft with a glass bottom will transport you to the spring’s centre. Turning a big wheel propels the raft along guide cables, so bring your muscles or a few pals to take turns!

A guiding rope is attached to the raft. There is a brief halt in the centre where you may rest and take in the sights before continuing on your way back to the dock.

There are also picnic spaces and restrooms provided here. From late spring through early fall, a souvenir and necessity shop is usually open.

Kitch-iti-kipi walk


Mirror of Heaven

Picnic Pavilion