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33303 Headquarters Rd. Recreation Passport Required: Yes
Ontonagon, MI 49953-9087 Approximate Size: 59020 (Acres)
Phone Number: (906) 885-5275 Unit Map
TTY/TDD711 (Michigan Relay Center) Location Map/Directions
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Boat RentalCross Country Ski
Downhill SkiingFishing
HikingHunting
Metal DetectingMountain Biking
PaddlingPet-Friendly Area
SwimmingWatchable Wildlife
Year Round Interpretive Programs
BeachBoat Launch
Cabins & LodgesConcession/ Store
Electrical ServiceGroup Use Area
Modern RestroomsPicnic Area
Picnic ShelterRustic Site
Visitor CenterWalk-in Sites
Yurt
Lost Creek Outpost-Rustic
(800) 447-2757
3 site(s), $14
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Porcupine Mountains Back Country Camping
63 site(s), $14/night
 
Porcupine Mountains Presque Isle-Rustic
(800) 447-2757
50 site(s), $14
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Porcupine Mountains Rustic Cabins
(800) 447-2757
19 site(s), $60
Cabins & Lodges, Vault Toilet, Walk-in Sites
 
Porcupine Mountains Union Bay-Modern
(800) 447-2757
100 site(s), $25/$16
Electrical Service, Modern Restrooms
 
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Yurts
(800) 447-2757
3 site(s), $60/night
Yurt
 
Porcupine Mountains-- Kaug Wudjoo Lodge
(906) 885-5275
1 site(s), $1,225/week
 
Porcupine Mountains-Group Use Area
(906) 885-5275
2 site(s), Contact the park
Group Use Area, Vault Toilet
 
Union River Outpost-Rustic
(800) 447-2757
3 site(s), $14
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet, Walk-in Sites
 
White Pine Extension Outpost-Rustic
(800) 447-2757
8 site(s), $14
Rustic Site, Vault Toilet
 
Porcupine Mts-Beaver Creek Trail
Trail Length: 1.20 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Big Carp River Trail
Trail Length: 9.60 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Fishing, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Cross Trail/Correction Line Trail
Trail Length: 7.30 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Deer Yard Trail
Trail Length: 5.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Mountain Biking
 
Porcupine Mts-Double Trail
Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Mountain Biking
 
Porcupine Mts-East and West River Trails
Trail Length: 2.30 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-East and West Vista Trail
Trail Length: 2.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Mountain Biking
 
Porcupine Mts-Escarpment Trail
Trail Length: 4.30 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Government Peak Trail
Trail Length: 7.30 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Lake Superior Trail
Trail Length: 17.10 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Lily Pond Trail
Trail Length: 2.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Fishing, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Log Camp Trail
Trail Length: 5.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Mountain Biking
 
Porcupine Mts-Lost Lake Trail
Trail Length: 3.40 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Nonesuch Trail
Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Mountain Biking
 
Porcupine Mts-North Mirror Lake Trail
Trail Length: 3.80 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Overlook Trail
Trail Length: 2.70 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Pinkerton Trail
Trail Length: 2.60 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-River Trail
Trail Length: 10.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Mountain Biking
 
Porcupine Mts-South Mirror Lake Trail
Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Fishing, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Summit Peak Tower Trail
Trail Length: 0.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Superior Loop
Trail Length: 1.50 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Mountain Biking
 
Porcupine Mts-Triple Trail
Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Mountain Biking
 
Porcupine Mts-Union Mine Trail
Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Union Spring Trail
Trail Length: 4.00 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking, Mountain Biking
 
Porcupine Mts-Visitor Center Nature Trail
Trail Length: 1.40 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 
Porcupine Mts-Whitetail Path
Trail Length: 0.80 (Miles)
Cross Country Ski, Hiking
 

Winter conditions still in effect
M-107 and South Boundary roads remain closed until further notice; call Ontonagon County for updates (906) 884-2332. Campground and cabin closures have been extended, call the reservation hotline (800) 447-2757 for details.


Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (60,000 acres) is one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the "Porkies" a trip to remember. Black bears are common in the Porkies.

Visit the Wilderness Visitor Center



Porcupine Mountains Events
GO--Get Outdoors Calendar of Events
Weekly Nature Programs


Areas of attraction within the Porkies include Lake of the Clouds (ADA accessible viewing area), Summit Peak observation tower, and the scenic Presque Isle River corridor which hosts the states second largest waterfalls. Join us in August for the annual Music Festival hosted by the Friends of the Porkies. For further information about this event please visit Friends of the Porkies Festival webpage.



Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is 15 miles west of Ontonagon in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The park's 60,000 acres are one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the "Porkies" a trip to remember. As Michigan's largest state park, planning your trip may require the use of various maps. Links to these important maps are provided below.
Mountain Biking Trails
Unit/Backcountry Camping Map
A printer-friendly overview of the trails

The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park was established in 1945 by Michigan's Legislature. Since then, many changes have taken place in the way we live; however, the Porcupine Mountains are almost unchanged. The remote interior with its towering pine and hemlock seems to defy time. The solitude of the park is mysterious and exciting. As Michigan's only state designated wilderness, the Porkies is partnered with Leave No Trace ethics and has developed manuals for specific uses. For wilderness use manuals, please click the links below.
Rustic Cabin Use Summer
Wilderness Camping Summer
Leave No Trace Manual

A hiker to the interior of the Porkies must actually turn back the clock and call on skills that were second nature to our ancestors. One must appreciate the ways of a wilderness area to thoroughly enjoy backpacking the Porkies. Remember: the difference between tired feet and the satisfaction of an outstanding view is mostly a condition of the mind. A backcountry campsite map is available here.

For people looking for lodging opportunities in the park, please check the following links:
Kaug Wudjoo Lodge
Yurts
Rustic Cabins

Black bear are frequently encountered in the park. When backcountry camping, bear bags must be suspended at least 12 feet above the ground and far enough from the tree to prevent an animal from reaching or jumping on it. Never feed animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, exposes them to predators and other dangers, and causes them to lose their natural fear of humans.

Watch the Amazing Beaver Rescue Mission at the Porkies

Make a Tax Deductible Donation to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

 
 

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