Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is one of the premiere camping locations in the midwest. An evening's campfire is accompanied by the sounds of the park; from the waves of Lake Superior to the howl of the wolf. Strong winds off the lake sing through the rare old growth forest and worn down ridges that once were large mountains. Waterfalls roar in narrow slot canyons while black bear roam the woods in search of food. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offers six drive-in campgrounds and numerous backcountry sites.

Lost Creek Campground
Organization Campground
Presque Isle Campground
Union Bay Campground
Union River Outpost Campground
White Pine Campground

Backcountry campsites are first-come, first-serve. In order to utilize the backcountry camping areas, one needs to stop at the visitor center to register their group. If you arrive after hours, you can self-register at the trailhead kiosks. They are: Presque Isle, Lake of the Clouds, Summit Peak and Park Headquarters.

Off-trail camping is permitted in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, but campfires are only permitted in sites containing fire rings. Camping is not permitted within 1/4 mile from any cabin, scenic area or road. Maximum group size for the backcountry is 12. Please pack out what you pack in. Practice Leave No Trace Techniques.

Over the years, people have fed certain animals like foxes. Because of the feeding, they display an almost tame quality. Please do not feed animals. You put them and yourself at risk. Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet and kept in control at all times.

Reservations can be made for some Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park campgrounds at this link.
For those more comfortable using the phone, you can make reservations by calling the number below.

Park Manager, Porcupine Mountains State Park
33303 Headquarters Road
Ontonagon, MI 49953
(906) 885-5275

For camping equipment, we highly recommend the Marmot Sawtooth
sleeping bag, the Hammerhead 3 tent, and the Osprey Aether backpack The weather at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park can be unforgiving, and quality gear could save a trip.

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