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Porcupine Mts State Park General Information

For Reservations and Information about Porcupine Mountains State Park

Park Manager
Porcupine Mountains State Park
412 S Boundary Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

(906) 885-5275
Toll Free (800) 447-2757
Fax: (906) 885-5798
TDD: (906) 885-5278

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

Backpackers must register before entering the interior of the park. Trailside camping is permitted, but not within 1/4 mile of any cabin, scenic area or road

Modern Camping: Registration area is accessible. Paved (usually) or compacted gravel campsite surfacing at parking pad, camp stand and path to hook-ups. Extended-top picnic table. Raised fire ring (most locations). Routes to key park amenities paved or compacted gravel. Accessible flush toilet, sink and showers. Drinking water spigot. Modern Campsite: Union Bay Campground 100 site(s), $15.00-$19.00, Flush Toilet, Showers, Electrical Service; Presque Isle Campground 50 site(s), $9.00, Vault Toilet, Rustic Site

Rustic Camping: Registration area is accessible. Campsite and route surfacing is hard packed earth or grass. Extended-top picnic table. Raised fire ring (most locations). Routes to key park amenities are paved or compacted gravel. Accessible vault toilet
and hand pump. Rustic Campsite: $9/night

Rustic Cabins and Mini-Cabins: Accessible hardware, threshold and furniture. Also see above descriptions for further information regarding services at rustic and modern camping facilities. $45-$55 per night, Vault Toilet, Hike in Sites

Reservation Fee-$2 Nonrefundable
Cancellation Fee-$5 If cancelled prior to the scheduled day of arrival. NOTE: If cancelled the day of scheduled arrival that night’s camping fee is charged.

Rustic cabin access varies from one to four miles hiking distance. Most cabins have 4 bunks, but they do range from 2 to 8 bunks. Each cabin contains bunks with mattresses, wood heating stoves, cupboard, table and benches, cooking and eating utensils, saw and axe. Cabin users provide bedding, food, towels, lighting, and personal items. A small cooking stove is recommended, especially during summer months.

Three Adirondack shelters are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may not be reserved in advance. The only facilities in Adirondack shelters are sleeping platforms, a table, and benches. A modern campground at Union Bay has hot showers, flush toilets, electricity, and a sanitation station. Near the mouth of the Presque Isle River is the Presque Isle Unit Campground, which is situated on a bluff overlooking Lake Superior. The rustic campground offers immediate access to spectacular waterfalls, cascades and rapids. Take County Road 519 north of Wakefield 16 miles.


  • Keep the trees and shrubs around your campsite alive and growing.
  • Protect drinking water by only filling your water containers at the well, pump or faucet.
  • Keep food, toothpaste, soap and all cleaning activities 100 feet away from wells, pumps, faucets, streams and lakes.
  • Help keep your parks clean by carrying out any trash or litter you carry in.
  • Secure food to keep animals from getting into it. Be a good camping neighbor and control your noise/pet.
  • Do not cook food inside your tent.

Keep campfires small, within the fire ring, and attended at all times. Make sure ashes are cold or damp when you leave a fire.

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