Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
colorful fall trees, river and low mountains

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Established in 1945, and then as wilderness in 1972, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is a rare wilderness gem located in the northwoods of Michigan. One of the midwest's largest stand of old growth forest exists here just as it did before European settlement. The park received its name from the Ojibwa people when they referred to the mountains as "skag"(woodland porcupine). Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park checks in at 59,000 acres - a very large size for a midwest park. There are 20 miles of shoreline along massive Lake Superior, providing an enticing mix of woodland and water recreation. Excellent hiking trails cross the park, which is also home to wolves and the rare peregrine falcon. Truly one of the premiere natural attractions in the midwest.

Park Facts:

Total Acreage: 59,000
Square miles: 92
Highest point: 1,958 feet (Summit Peak)
ADA accessible viewing area
Presque Isle River Corridor
2nd highest waterfall in Michigan
Drive-In campgrounds: 6
Hiking trails: 87 miles
Waterfalls: 60
Downhill ski runs: 15
Backcountry campsites: 63 sites
Backcountry cabins: 16
Backcountry Yurts: 4
Forest cover: 95%
Designated wilderness: 40,808 acres
Lakes: 4


Park Manager
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
33303 Headquarters Rd.
Ontonagon MI 49953
Phone: (906) 885-5275
FAX: (906) 885-5277

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