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 Friends of Indian Lake and Palms Book
     An Ojibwa Fire Ceremony put on by the Friends
By Ilsa Minor
The Friends of Indian Lake & Palms Book Committee is busy supporting two of Upper Michigan’s gems.
ages. All programs are free of charge thanks to the Friends.
The group, which was established in 2010 and received gained 501(c)3 non-profit status the following year, raises funds throughout the year to fund improvements at the parks. At Indian Lake, the group purchased bike racks near the main restroom and shower facility, established a lending library with books and magazines for campers, and installed a show- er tower at the beach. At Palms Book State Park, the group funded extending fencing near the raft on the Big Springs.
The Friends of Indian Lake & Palms Book Committee is entirely composed of volun- teers and is always seeking new members. Members must be 18 years of age or older. Examples of activities members would partic- ipate in include the Friends’ annual raffle and manning booths at craft and sport and recre- ation shows, as well as activities in the parks.
The Friends also support family-friendly programming for campers at Indian Lake’ s South Shore Campground. These programs range from live music to magicians. Some programs are aimed directly at children, but many are designed to appeal to campers of all
Indian Lake State Park is located at 8970 W County Road 442, Manistique MI. To contact the park directly, call 906-341-2355. |
For more information about becoming a friend of Indian Lake and Palms Book state parks, call Ralph Lundquist, commit- tee chairman, at 906-474-6983 or email
Palms Book State Park is located on M-149, a mile north of the Co Rd 455 junc- tion. The park can be reached at 906-341- 2355.

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