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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
Boat Rental
Boat rentals are available from May 25 to October 15 for canoes and kayaks. Call the concession office at 906-885-5612.
Cross Country Ski
As part of the downhill ski area, 42k of groomed cross country ski trails are maintained. All other trails in the park are available for ungroomed cross country skiing. Enjoy the quiet splendor of wooded trails and breathtaking vistas blanketed in winter white from any of the Porkies cross-country trails.Click here.
Downhill Skiing
The Porkies Ski Area boasts 200 skiable acres with a 641-foot vertical drop and 12 runs. Its longest run is 1.2 miles long. Visit www.porkiesfun.com for more information.
Fishing
Natural brook trout habitat is found throughout the Porkies watershed. Fishing at Union Spring is prohibited. Fishing in the Lake of the Clouds is artificial lure only. Bass fishing on the Lake of the Clouds is catch and release only. View a complete list of fishing information and regulations for the porkies.
Hiking
Along with the park's extensive trail system, the North Country Trail includes 23 miles within the state park. The national scenic trail hiking route from North Dakota to New York uses the following park trails: West River, Lake Superior, Little Carp River and Lily Pond trails.

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Hunting
The entire park is open to hunting during established seasons with a few exceptions. Please the park for restrictions.
Metal Detecting
Metal detecting is recognized as a legitimate recreation activity when it is conducted in ways that do not damage the natural and cultural resources in Michigan State Parks nor violate applicable state statutes. If you wish to use a metal detector in this state park, here is a map that shows clearly where this activity may take place. Any items found must be reviewed by park staff and may be retained for further investigation.
Mountain Biking
Mountain biking is an excellent way to reach some of the most remote areas of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. See the trail information below to identify which trails allow mountain biking. For a map of the mountain biking trails please click here.

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Paddling
The rivers and streams running through the Porkies are shallow rock bottom and are unsuitable for canoeing. However the concessionaire provides shuttling to other areas locally more suitable for canoeing.
Pet-Friendly Area
A section of pet-friendly shoreline is available. Please contact the park for specific information about the location. Pets must be on a six foot leash and under an owner's immediate control at all times. All pet waste must be properly disposed of in trash receptacles.
Swimming
A mile stretch of sandy beach on Union Bay. No bouys marking a designated beach.
Watchable Wildlife
The Wildlife Viewing Guide is now on line at www.michigan.gov/miwildlifeviewing.
Year Round Interpretive Programs
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park conducts a variety of interpretive and naturalist led programs throughout the year. For more information on the interpretive programs click here and then click on the schedule of Weekly Nature Programs.

Beach
Boat Launch
Two Lake Superior boat launches are available to visitors. One launch is located at the Union Bay campground area, and the second is located at the Big Iron rivermouth in Silver City.
Cabins & Lodges
Concession/ Store
A concession store is located at the Union Bay campground area on M-107. Visitors can purchase firewood, ice, gifts and refreshments. Mountain bike, canoe and kayak rentals are also available. The concessionaire also provides shuttle service to all areas in the park. Make arrangements by calling (906) 885-5612.
Electrical Service
Group Use Area
Modern Restrooms
Picnic Area
Fire pits/grills available.
Picnic Shelter
The Presque Isle day use area has a picnic shelter available for rent. This shelter can be reserved up to a year in advance by calling 1-800-447-2757 or visiting www.midnrreservations.com.
Rustic Site
Visitor Center
Wilderness Visitor Center Park visitors should plan to begin at the Visitor Center near the junction of South Boundary Road and Highway M-107. There you will find an exciting multi-media show, displays, maps and information, park products and a ranger to answer questions. The center is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET from mid-May to mid-October.
For more information on the Wilderness Visitor Center click here.
Walk-in Sites
Yurt
A yurt is a circular, domed tent built on a platform. 3 available.
 
 

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