Porcupine Mountains State Park, Ontonagon

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  • You can visit the Lake of the Clouds Overlook in the winter if on a snowmobile or on cross country skis. Beautiful view and worth stopping to see.  more »
  • The camp site at presque isle was amazing. There are numerous short trails to hike with beautiful small waterfalls and great views of the lake. Also the campsite has a hand pump for getting drinking w...  more »
  • We did this park to in transit and had therefore not very much time. There seems to be lots of wildlife to see, but since we have not walked the offer was limited to a few deer. The Lake of the clouds is very nice located a worth a visit
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  • Incredibly beautiful secluded car camping spot Nestle's right up against Lake Superior. Would go back in a heartbeat so much more exploring to do! While you're in the area make sure you get over to the Lake of the clouds also pretty incredible.
  • An unkempt secret. I feel in love with this place 30 years ago for its varied landscape. You start out looking at Lake Superior in all its glory, go up the mountain road to a lake in the mist and come back down through virgin forest to a waterfall. 😀
  • Guided snow shoe hike. Awesome. Loved the historic facts and of course the hike through the woods.
  • If you are looking for a true wilderness experience, this park is incredible. We went Labor Day weekend and there were still times where it appeared we were completely alone with nature. Trails can be muddy, rugged, and strewn with rocks - I loved it! The Escarpment Trail was a nice out-and-back 8 mile challenge with plenty of hill climbs and descents worth the views. The Summit Peak tower provided a nice panorama. We also enjoyed a short hike to Overlooked Falls and Greenstone falls on the west side of the park. Vault toilets were impressively clean and fresh-smelling. Bring plenty of water since we didn't notice any spots to fill up.
  • This park has many more positives than negatives. The hiking is amazing with exquisite waterfalls to be enjoyed and Lake in the clouds. The views of Lake Superior from Union Bay Campground are beyond beautiful. The Union Bay campground could use some work. The week we were there had a lot of rain. There are no pads for RVs in this park so it was a mess with deep ruts on campsites from RVs getting stuck. Also, because they are trying to accommodate as many sites as possible on the bluff you may have a neighbor and their campfire almost touching the back if your RV. We were very lucky that all the campers that were there during our visit had great camper etiquette and were friendly and quiet.
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