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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

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Address: 33303 Headquarters Rd, Ontonagon, MI 49953-9087
Phone Number: +1 906-885-5275
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Consists of 60,000 acres of lakes, forests and rivers.

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Lake of the Clouds is spectacular!!! Very short walk to this incredible viewing area. It is a fairly steep drive up and down and it does wind a bit on the road. It is handicap... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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PETOSKEY
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193 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lake of the Clouds is spectacular!!! Very short walk to this incredible viewing area. It is a fairly steep drive up and down and it does wind a bit on the road. It is handicap accessible for those that need wheelchairs.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A fantastic place for outdoor people. Hiking, camping and wonderful vistas to see. The dense forests, Lake of the Clouds and Mirror Lake are among some of the best places to see.

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Marquette, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of Michigan top 5 state parks. We stayed at the Union campground because you have water and electric hook-ups. The majority of the camp sites are awesome. But I will say that campsites located right next to the lake are small and may be difficult to park some campers. In fact some camper had their camper paralleled... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I emphatically warn folks with motorhomes to stay away from most of this park - especially the route 107 from the north going up to the Lake in the clouds ... and the first 15 miles area from the headquarters southward to route 519. These roads are horribly potholed and rough... even newer areas are pot-holes and rough... AND the... More 

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Munger, Michigan
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For everyone that is visiting this area, you have to go to this breathtaking view. It is a once in a lifetime experience!

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Gilroy, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We camped at two of their RV campsites and throughly enjoyed our entire visit. Their visitor center has an informative video, interesting displays and even a free educational video game. The trails were well maintained and let us access fablous views of creeks, waterfalls, lakes, a forest fauna. Most rangers were helpful abd welcoming.

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Rapid City, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the park with two friends for three days. The trails to waterfalls are well marked and cleared. Be prepared for numerous steps and some slippery areas. I recommend a walking stick and carry drinking water. The views are spectacular.

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Smoky Mountain, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took in the Lake of the Clouds and 3 waterfalls at the other end of the park on the Presque Isle River. All were beautiful!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my first visit to porcupine mountain 8/27/16 and it was recommended by locals that reside in Marenisco. It was approx 40 min drive to porcupine. Be sure to stop at the visitor center first and pick up a map/brochure which tells you how long each trail is & how to get to some of the popular waterfalls. There... More 

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Petoskey, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have lived in Michigan for 35 years and this was my first visit to the Porkies. Who knew such beauty was right here in the U.P.? We spent two days and only saw a portion of the park, but hit the highlights - Lake of the Clouds, Presque Isle Falls. Start with the Visitor's Center, which is very well done... More 

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