Porcupine Mountains

Porcupine Mountains State Park

Pristine woods and outstanding recreational opportunities.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is 15 miles west of Ontonagon in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The park’s 60,000 acres are one of the few remaining large wilderness areas in the Midwest. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the “Porkies” a trip to remember.

The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park was established in 1945 by Michigan’s Legislature. Since then, many changes have taken place in the way we live; however, the Porcupine Mountains are almost unchanged. The remote interior with its towering pine and hemlock seems to defy time. The solitude of the park is mysterious and exciting.

For information on waterfalls in the area, download the “Find Your North Waterfall Guide“.


Under the Radar – Porcupine Mountains State Park


Park Map

Click here to download a full map of the Porcupine Mountains State Park.


Michigan DNR

Click here to visit their website to book your trip.

Click here for more park details from the DNR.


Back-country Camping

Click here for back-country camping registration.


The Porkies – Downhill Ski Hill

Snowshoeing opportunities are abound in Ontonagon County with thousands of acres of snow covered back country wilderness to explore. Long a popular winter activity in the Upper Peninsula, visitors are finding snowshoeing an excellent way to enjoy winter’s splendor in Ontonagon County. Lantern Lit Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing,  Four main and several smaller trails combine to form our 42 KM Nordic Trail System. The trails feature two warming shelters. Trail Map

In addition, Lake of the Clouds can be reached by following M-107, which is unplowed in winter.

*All XC-Ski trails maintained and operated by MI DNR. For detailed trail conditions call 906-885-5275* For snowmobilers, Lake of the Clouds can be reached by following M-107 which is unplowed in the winter. Ontonagon County’s 350 miles of groomed, marked snowmobile trails pass through some of the finest scenery in the Midwest. Travel through the deer yards and woodlands of the Ottawa National Forest.

For snowmobilers, Lake of the Clouds can be reached by following M-107 which is unplowed in the winter. Ontonagon County’s 350 miles of groomed, marked snowmobile trails pass through some of the finest scenery in the Midwest. Travel through the deer yards and woodlands of the Ottawa National Forest.


Park GPS & GPX Coordinates

Click here to see park GPS & GPX Coordinates for the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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