Ontonagon, Michigan – Lodging, Travel and Recreation

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Porcupine MountainsPorcupine 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. As Michigan’s largest state park, planning your trip may require the use of various maps. Links to these important maps are provided below.
Mountain Biking Trails
Unit/Backcountry Camping Map
A printer-friendly listing of trail lengths and descriptions

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. As Michigan’s only state designated wilderness, the Porkies is partnered with Leave No Trace ethics and has developed manuals for specific uses. For wilderness use manuals, please click the links below.
Rustic Cabin Use – Summer
Wilderness Camping – Summer
Leave No Trace Manual

A hiker to the interior of the Porkies must actually turn back the clock and call on skills that were second nature to our ancestors. One must appreciate the ways of a wilderness area to thoroughly enjoy backpacking the Porkies. Remember: the difference between tired feet and the satisfaction of an outstanding view is mostly a condition of the mind.

Lodging:
Kaug Wudjoo Lodge
Yurts
Rustic Cabins

Black bear are frequently encountered in the park. When backcountry camping, bear bags must be suspended at least 12 feet above the ground and far enough from the tree to prevent an animal from reaching or jumping on it. Never feed wild animals. Feeding wildlife damages their health, alters natural behaviors, exposes them to predators and other dangers, and causes them to lose their natural fear of humans.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
33303 Headquarters Rd.
Ontonagon MI, 49953-9087
906-885-5275

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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 4:23 pm

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies

We are happy to announce that you can now make reservations from October 15th through November 1st at the Porkies! Due to high camping rates this summer, we have extended our reservation window for the 2020 camping season.

You will still be checking in at the Visitors Center (Note Times)
Today - October 16th - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST
October 17th - November 1st - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

November 2nd - May 15th - "Winter Camping" Check in at Headquarters - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST

#porkies #fallcamping #midnr #backcountrycamping
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We are happy to announce that you can now make reservations from October 15th through November 1st at the Porkies!  Due to high camping rates this summer, we have extended our reservation window for the 2020 camping season.  

You will still be checking in at the Visitors Center (Note Times)
Today - October 16th - 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST
October 17th - November 1st - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST

November 2nd - May 15th - Winter Camping Check in at Headquarters - 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. EST

#porkies #fallcamping #midnr #backcountrycamping

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Too bad I don't have enough vacation time available to make a trip up there this year.

Jason Andres

Aaron Shultz

Danielle!

Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 9:57 am

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies

Porkies Headquarters will be open for Bear Checks Mon-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST, September 9 - October 29.
If you would prefer to schedule a time or have questions, please call 906-885-5275, ext 0.

Good Luck Hunters!

#porkies #blackbear #bearhunt #MiDNR
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Porkies Headquarters will be open for Bear Checks  Mon-Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST, September 9 - October 29.  
If you would prefer to schedule a time or have questions, please call 906-885-5275, ext 0.

Good Luck Hunters!

#porkies #blackbear #bearhunt #midnrImage attachment

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We will be hiking in the Porkies starting 9/20, makes me a bit nervous that hunters will be there also. Is there a certain area we should avoid?

Run bears, run...😊

Bucket List!!

Monday September 7th, 2020 - 8:30 am

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies

Hope you are having a safe, happy and healthy Labor Day weekend.

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Hope you are having a safe, happy and healthy Labor Day weekend.

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Miss the Porky's!

Thursday September 3rd, 2020 - 9:07 pm

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies

Great backup plan if your favorite cabin is already booked... just a couple miles east of the park.We have some exciting news to share 🙂 We will now be staying open in November and December 🙂 you can start making reservations today 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

Great backup plan if your favorite cabin is already booked... just a couple miles east of the park.

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Love the nightly lakeside sunset gazing with guests, including applause at the end 🙂

We loved it here!!! Perfect in the evening for a fire and ordering a pizza!!

Awesome great news!

There's already some colors up there? Awesome!

Will Paul's and the bar be open ???

Great place to stay!!

Lori EllenKelly Czarapata

Kathie Dewing

Nicole Bowman

Jake Fox

Mark Farrant

Saul Gonzalez!!!!!!

Valerie Marie Sharples

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