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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Route 107, Ontonagon, MI 49953
906-885-5275
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Ranked #2 of 12 attractions in Ontonagon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.
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Jackson, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Spent several years in the porkies cabins deer hunting. Hard work getting supplies in and deer out but the type of "work" you enjoy and will never forget. Getting too many people along south boundary road for me anymore. Most people don't get the chance to really experience how great Michigan is. Take a road trip you won't regret. Cabins... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We camped at the Presque Isle-Rustic campground and loved it. I am only not giving it a 5 star review because of the lack of shower house and only somewhat private camping. We are from MN and are spoiled in that almost all of our State Park Campgrounds have very nice shower houses and fairly private campsites. We had an... More

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Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Take the snowmobile trail to the top of the mountain. Once the trail ends at the top, it's a short hike to the very top but the scenery is worth it. Take your camera, you will want a photo op!!

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Naples, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

One of the most beautiful places I've seen. Truly breathtaking vistas and real down home folks. We love the UP and the wonderful people that live there.

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Auburn Hills, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Some of the best of Michigan beauty. Trails are great, interesting book and gift shop. These are what Michiganders call mountians. Bears, deer and birds abound.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Grew up in the area and love coming back. Must be on everyone's bucket list more than once. Visiting the Porkies in the fall is the best. Many trails to take which can take on short and long term adventures. Some weekends the chair lift is open on the ski hill and you can ride up and see for miles.... More

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Lansing, Michigan
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

This was one of our color tour stops. We were traveling with our dog so we didn't walk any trails but we did drive up to Lake of the Clouds. The view was awesome. The color of the trees were perfect. The vastness of the land and lake was endless. Truely a sight to see!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you only have one full day, I suggest taking the drive to the Lake of the Clouds lookout area which is breathtaking. Only a 10 minute walk from the parking area to the overlooks. Afterwards, drive about 25 miles down South Boundary Rd to the 3 magical waterfalls at the western end of the park. Just 10 or 15... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Some friends and I traveled to Porcupine in August in hopes of a get-away from the city. Upon seeing our campsite at Union Bay we quickly changed our site since we wanted to feel like we were in the wilderness not in a neighborhood of RVs. The Park Ranger was nice and found a more remote site for us. We... More

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Jackson, Wisconsin
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Great place to hike in the mountains. "The Porkies" are not as high as the Rockies, but they provide great views of old forest. Lot's of waterfalls and Lake Superior shorelines. Lake of the Clouds is a must see if you're in the U.P.

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