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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

33303 Headquarters Rd, Ontonagon, MI 49953-9087
+1 906-885-5275
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Very peaceful and relaxing. No cell service at all so do not expect that. So many trails and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Stanton, Michigan
via mobile

This park is geared towards hikers, there are is beautiful scenery, waterfalls and a view of Lake... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sheila D
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Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.
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  • Very good15%
  • Average1%
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33303 Headquarters Rd, Ontonagon, MI 49953-9087
+1 906-885-5275
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very peaceful and relaxing. No cell service at all so do not expect that. So many trails and wonderful things to see. I would recommend stopping by the visitor's center and grabbing a map prior.

Thank renob88
Reviewed 5 days ago

This park is geared towards hikers, there are is beautiful scenery, waterfalls and a view of Lake Superior. The visitors center has great information about the park and should be your first stop.

Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't have asked for a more beautiful time in this State Park. We hiked the Escarpment Trail to the Lake of the Clouds overlook, which was about 4.3 miles one way. We also hiked to Summit Peak and the Presque Isle River. We stayed in...More

Thank StevieLynn33
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The porcupine mountains are an amazxing insite into Michigan's Upper Penninsula. The views, the waterfalls and hiking sites, camping areas and the amazing Lake Superior shoreline are more than you can absorb in one day...Come for a week long adventure into wilderness beauty and you...More

Thank grannyglad2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to the State Park a few times We hiked the Escarpment Trail this time. 5 miles on top looking over both Lake Superior and Lake of the Clouds. Magnificent views. Trail can be rugged and in some parts you're close to edge. Watched an...More

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing bad can be said about the porcupine mountains. Every part you go is beautiful. Several look out points and miles upon miles of trails.

Thank Rich B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked the escarpment trail, with great views of Lake of the Clouds. Great trails and beautiful views. LOTS of bugs!

Thank jh26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent two days hiking this beautiful, well maintained park. There's a fee to get in. I believe $9 per day. I forgot to ask for senior rate so not sure if there was one. Rangers were friendly and helpful. Visitor's center is interesting and...More

Thank Bike2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in the West Union Bay Yurt for 2 nights. Comfy bunk mattresses (firm!), roomy yurt with clear dome in ceiling and windows for air and lake view. Warm in 30-50 degree weather. Rained one night and we were totally dry. Woodstove super heats the...More

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

When I need to get away and desire nature's autumn grandeur I like to head to the porkies. There are two styles of camping from which to choose. Rustic or developed. Union bay is great if you like to be close to the water and...More

Thank Laura M
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Dawn B
Trying to decide which State Park to stay in Union Bay or Lake Gogebic.
25 June 2017|
Response from grannyglad2016 | Reviewed this property |
I honestly haven't been to Union Bay, but I do know that Lake Gogebic is extremely popular with many of the people I am in touch with at our local grocery store. It is located in the center of some really fantastic natural... More
Is there firewood at the Presque isle state campground or just the convenience store in the park next to Union Bay?
17 June 2017|
Response from Mary Z | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I can't help with this. We stay at our cabin so I didn't pay attention to the fire wood. Maybe someone else knows.
Ash W
We are a fit couple going here for the first time, and have one full day and two half days to hike. I would like a couple of long hikes, like half day or full day (4/8 hours). The problem I'm seeing is that there aren't a lot of medium-length loops from parking lots. For instance, to do the big carp to shining cloud, and back along superior. But this is like a 21 mile loop. Or maybe the escarpment to trap to union lake and back, but that's also a 20 mile loop. If I want to do just the escarpment from one parking spot, then the only option is to return on the same path. Or if I want to see shining cloud falls from the parking lot at pinkerton trail, again same path return, unless I go back the long way on cross trail and little carp trail, which adds another 9 miles. It just seems like it's mostly same-path forward and back for 4 hour hikes, or else in order to get any loop it jumps up to 20 miles. I'm pretty sure we can't do 20 miles without overnighting it. What a few of the best medium length 4/8 hour hikes you'd recommend? That start and end at a parking lot. Also, if there's any short 1-2 mile hikes off a parking lot that are "must sees".
31 May 2017|
Response from Bike2 | Reviewed this property |
We entered the park from the west and started at the Presque Isle area. We really enjoyed the East and West River trails. The river was rocking and there are 3 waterfalls along the way. The ranger there and at the Silver... More