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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

33303 Headquarters Road
Ontonagon, MI 49953

906-884-2047

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park (60,000 acres) is one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Home to towering old-growth hemlock-hardwood stands, roaring waterfalls and spectacular sweeping vistas.

Activities:

Boat Rental: Canoe and kayak rentals are available May 25 to October 15 at the concession store located near Union Bay Ccampground on M-107. Call 906-885-5612.

Cross Country Ski: The park maintains 42 km of groomed cross-country ski trails. Trail grooming is supported by donations to the park.

Disc Golf: An 18-hole course is available within the Porcupine Mountain Ski Area. The course is free and discs are available for rent at the park’s campground store located near the Union Bay Campground on M-107. Call 906-885-5612 for more information.

Downhill Skiing: The Porcupine Mountain Ski Area boasts 200 acres of downhill skiing, 12 runs and a 641-foot vertical drop. The longest run is 1.25 miles long.

Fishing: There are numerous fishing opportunities in the park. Natural brook trout habitat is found throughout the Porkies watershed.

Hiking: The park is home to 90 miles of hiking trails. In the park, you can also hike portions of the North Country Trail and Michigan's Iron Belle Trail.

Hunting: The entire park is open to hunting during established seasons with a few exceptions. Popular game species in the park are white-tailed deer, black bear and ruffed grouse. Please call the park at 906-885-5275 for restrictions.

Paddling: The rivers and streams are shallow rock bottom and are not recommended for paddling,

Pet-Friendly Area: Pets are welcome in all other parts of the park, including trails, campgrounds and along the shoreline. Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet and under an owner's immediate control at all times. Pets are not to be left unattended. Please clean up after your pet.

Swimming: A one-mile stretch of sandy beach along Union Bay offers the best swimming in the park; however, it is not a designated swimming beach and contains no buoys. Swim at your own risk.

Winter Camping: Winter camping is allowed in the park's backcountry.

Campgrounds

Porcupine Mountains Backcountry Camping
Porcupine Mountains Presque Isle-Rustic
Porcupine Mountains Rustic Cabins
Porcupine Mountains Union Bay-Modern
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Yurts
Porcupine Mountains-- Kaug Wudjoo Lodge
Porcupine Mountains-Group Use Area
Porcupine Mountains-Lost Creek Outpost-Rustic
Porcupine Mountains-Union River Outpost-Rustic
Porcupine Mountains-White Pine Extension Outpost

Trails

Porcupine Mts-Beaver Creek Trail
Trail Length: 1.20 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Big Carp River Trail
Trail Length: 9.60 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Cross Trail/Correction Line Trail
Trail Length: 7.30 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Deer Yard Trail
Trail Length: 5.00 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Double Trail
Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-East and West River Trails
Trail Length: 2.30 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-East and West Vista Trail
Trail Length: 2.50 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Escarpment Trail
Trail Length: 4.30 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Government Peak Trail
Trail Length: 7.30 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Lake Superior Trail
Trail Length: 17.10 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Lily Pond Trail
Trail Length: 2.50 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Log Camp Trail
Trail Length: 5.00 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Lost Lake Trail
Trail Length: 6.70 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Nonesuch Trail
Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-North Mirror Lake Trail
Trail Length: 7.30 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Overlook Trail
Trail Length: 2.70 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Pinkerton Trail
Trail Length: 2.60 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-River Trail
Trail Length: 10.50 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-South Mirror Lake Trail
Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Summit Peak Tower Trail
Trail Length: 0.50 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Superior Loop
Trail Length: 1.50 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Triple Trail
Trail Length: 3.00 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Union Mine Trail
Trail Length: 1.00 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Union Spring Trail
Trail Length: 4.00 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Visitor Center Nature Trail
Trail Length: 1.40 (Miles)

Porcupine Mts-Whitetail Path
Trail Length: 0.80 (Miles)

Facilities:

Picnic Area: Grill are available.

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