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. As Michigan's largest state park, planning your trip may require the use of various maps.
Since the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park was established in 1945 many changes have taken place in the way we live; however, the Porcupine Mountains are almost unchanged. As Michigan's only state designated wilderness, the Porkies is partnered with Leave No Trace ethics and has developed manuals for specific uses.
Areas of attraction within the Porkies include Lake of the Clouds (ADA accessible viewing area), Summit Peak observation tower and the scenic Presque Isle River corridor, which hosts the states second largest waterfalls. The roads are closed from December 1 through late spring each year.