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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Route 107, Ontonagon, MI 49953
906-885-5275
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Ontonagon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.
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Ann Arbor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Don't know how this isn't the #1 attraction in the area - it's one of the nation's top 10 state parks! I took 3 teenage boys on a 4 day hike in the Porkies, and they all loved it! Well, love is relative... We all agree it was a lot of work, but when we ended at Lake of the... More

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Glenn, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

An amazing, undisturbed natural wonder! The Lake in the Clouds, the hike to the Summit and the beautiful falls cannot be matched anywhere in the world.

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Minneapolis, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was our first time in the Porcupine Mountains, and we were pleasantly surprised by the seemingly endless hiking options. After chatting with the rangers at the visitors' center, we opted for the Escarpment Trail versus the more challenging Lake Superior Trail we had been aiming for. Turned out to be very good advice, as there was enough up and... More

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Canton, Ohio, United States
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were here in late July. It was beautiful. Can only imagine Fall and Winter. There are campgrounds in the park. Union Bay, east side is modern but reserve ahead of time. No full hookups. Electric boxes are sometimes in odd locations. Bring an extension cord. I doubt you will need your ac as the temp was rarely in mid... More

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Gibson City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We found the area to be filled with many beautiful sites. I don't think we even came close to seeing everything. We didn't get to see much wildlife while we were there which was a little disappointing. I would of loved to get some pics of some. We did see several chipmunks and lots of mushrooms. Beautiful place to see!... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went up to the Porcs in late July longing there was a risk of the black stable flies. Unfortunately the wind shifted and we got the flies and there is no spray that will stop them. We had a 12x12 screened in tent that cover the picnic table and that we sat in, if we didn't have that we would... More

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Hell, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We camped here in 2004 and returned again this year and absolutely love it. We have site 16 so we back up to Lake Superior and the sound of waves is a wonderful sound to fall asleep to. The type of people who camp here are respectful as far as noise and most campground etiquette which is nice. If you... More

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SW Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A little driving and a little non strenuous walking - all worth the time and effort. Must See's - Lake in the Clouds and the falls on the Presque Isle River. Don't let the 23 miles in and out to the falls discourage you.

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Vienna, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We visited the Porcupine Mountains in July when we were on a larger trip to the midwest and looking for a place to do some walking. I highly recommend hiking the escarpment trail, which had very pretty views of Lake of the Clouds and hiking the short (half mile hike) along the boardwalks to the watchtower at Summit Peak for... More

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Port Huron, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

When in the Porcupine Mountain State Park, you must see the waterfalls. Walking through that hemlock forest is one of the most beautiful places on earth. I ended up scaling some really large hills. If you are old or disabled, be sure to go on the accessible trail. Also, do not miss the Lake of the Clouds. It is so... More

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