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Porcupine Mountains Wilderness

33303 Headquarters Rd.
Ontonagon, MI 49953
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3 Reviews
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We have stayed at both Union Bay and Presque Isle, with Presque Isle being our favorite. Definitely rustic, there is no electricity anywhere in the park, and the ranger station is only manned part time. Campground is shady,well maintained, and generally quiet. Lots of hiking trails and Lake Superior nearby.

Received from Pete for visit in Jul 2009

Site Number: 37
Stay Again? YES
We stayed in the Union Bay Campground which is a modern campground versus the rustic ones. It's a state park, so no cable or wi-fi but the location more than makes up for that. The bathrooms were clean and had nice showers. The park located right on Lake Superior. It is very nice with a good mixture of grass and sun and shade. The lot sizes were very big other than some of the lakefront sites. There was a fire ring at each site for a campfire. The shore of Lake Superior was covered with huge boulders which is different from the usual sandy shores and the ones covered with pebbles. It is a beautiful location and you are close to all of the hiking trails and scenic drives and waterfalls located in the Porcupine Mountains. The next closest campground would probably be in Ontanogon which is about 15 miles away. Bring plenty of food/supplies as the campstore had only minimal basics. They also had t-shirts, souvenirs and ice cream. The visitor center is also very nice. This area is definately worth visiting!!

Received from Michelle C for visit in Jun 2008

Site Number: 46
Stay Again? YES
Stayed in Presque Isle campground. After a long drive to reach this park we were not only disappointed to find out that the ranger station had closed by mid-to-late afternoon, but that the campground was mostly wide open in the middle. There are some larger shade trees, but no undergrowth so there is very little privacy from your neighbors (even with the sites on the outside edges of the campground). We stayed on a Sunday night so it was a good thing that the park was only about half occupied. We had plenty of room to ourselves. However, we expected that after driving through miles & miles of woods we would find a more forested campground - not the case. The ranger left knowing we would be arriving and posted our site for us. It was on the inside of the campground. I normally wouldn't have selected this site, but by then the better sites were taken. We also had an interesting experience the next morning when we got up and my wife said that somebody had hung up a bear skin about 50-100 yards from our site. When I looked out at it I then advised my wife that it wasn't just a bear skin, it was an actual intact bear. We didn't know that we had bear hunters for neighbors. My wife was somewhat horrified by the sight. Overall, the whole Porcupine Mountain state park is beautiful, but we were less than impressed with this campground. I might return someday with my son, but my wife said she probably wouldn't go back.

Received from Ross K for visit in Oct 2006

Site Number: 40
Stay Again? YES

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