Adventure Awaits Michigan Western Upper Peninsula

Porcupine Mountains

Lake of the Clouds

The jewel of the Western U.P. is sixty thousand acres of some of nature’s most untamed forest teeming with wildlife. Interpretive programs, gentle hikes through old growth forests, rugged treks along pristine rivers, amazing waterfalls and a friendly staff away your visit in any of the four seasons.

The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park was established in 1945 by Michigan’s Legislature and today is Michigan’s largest State Park. With more than 90 miles of hiking trails, numerous camping and lodging opportunities, 35,000 acres of old growth forest and numerous historic sites; the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is a true vacation destination.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park is one of nineteen Keweenaw Heritage Sites, who work in partnership with the National Park Service at Keweenaw National Historical Park to interpret the region’s copper mining heritage.

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Porcupine Mountains Presque Isle Park

Caution: The falls and Rapids of the Presque Isle River have very strong currents and numerous deep holes. Please respect the power and hidden dangers of this turbulent and beautiful river. The park includes a picnic, camping, and parking area. There are numerous other waterfalls within the Porcupine Mountains State Parks interior. For more information on these waterfalls you can reach the park office at 906-885- 5275

Directions: Just outside of Wakefield on Hwy M28 take Cty Rd 519 North up a incline. Follow that road! When you come to South Boundary Rd keep going straight (This will lead you to the park). Please take your time and enjoy the view. This road is approximately 22 miles long.

 

Porcupine Mountains Waterfalls

See over 90 majestic waterfalls in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park!

Agate Falls – Considered by many to be one of upper Michigan’s most picturesque waterfalls, Agate Falls is located on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River. The falls are created as the river finds its way over an extended shelf of terraced sandstone. The resulting waterfall is a broad band of interlacing cascades and small falls nearly 40 feet high. Access to view the falls is via an improved, accessible foot trail. Parking, water, toilets and picnic tables are available at the park, which is generally open from early May through late October. Head east on M-28 from Bergland, six miles east of Bruce Crossing.

Ajibikoka Falls – Sucker Creek – Located 4.5 miles northwest of Watersmeet off of Forest Rd 206

Bonanza Falls – Big Iron River – Located 0.9 miles south of M-107 on M-64 South

Bond Falls – Bond Falls is a scenic and popular waterfall in southern Ontonagon County. The falls are created as the middle branch of the Ontonagon river tumbles over a thick belt of fractured rock, dividing it into numerous small cascades. Total drop of the falls is approximately 50 feet. Currently, roadside parking and picnic tables are available near the top of the falls. An accessible boardwalk with six viewing locations has been added to this location. From US 2, to US 45 N. to Paulding turn right on Bond Falls Rd., 4 miles E. follow signs.

Cascade Falls – Cascade Creek – Take USFS 222 (which becomes 400) northeast from M-28

Deer Creek Falls – Deer Creek – Seven miles northwest of Bergland

Eighteen-mile Rapid Falls – South Branch of Ontonagon River – Located 5.5 miles south of Ewen

Explorers Falls – Little Carp River – In Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, three miles upstream from Lake Superior

Flannigan Rapids Falls – South Branch of Ontonagon River – Five miles north of Ewen

Greenstone Falls – Little Carp River – Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, one mile north of South Boundary Road

Irish Rapids and Grand Rapids Falls – Ontonagon River – Five miles northwest of Rockland

Lepisto Falls – Presque Isle River – Just East of Hwy 519 near western border of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Little Falls – Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River – Located 4.5 miles southwest of Paulding

Little Trap Falls – Anderson Creek – Located 6.5 miles north of Bergland

Little Union Gorge Falls – Little Union River – In Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, 2.5 miles southwest of Silver City

Manabezho Falls – This is a very wide beautiful waterfall with an extremely large drop. Easily – accessible and very few steps.

Manido Falls – This waterfall is a short additional walk from Manabezho Falls. It is smaller than Manabezho Falls, but proves to be just as wide and photogenic.

Meximine Falls – Tamarack River – Six miles east of Watersmeet on Forest Rd 208

Nawadaha Falls – This Waterfall is an additional short walk from Manido Falls. The rapid current will be sure to grab your attention.

Nimikon Falls – Presque Isle River – Thirteen 13 miles west of Bergland

Nonesuch Falls – Iron River – In Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, located 1.5 miles west of White Pine

O Kun-de-kun Falls – Baltimore River – Located 1.1 miles north of Bruce Crossing. Park at the North Country Hiking Trail parking lot and hike about 1.25 miles to the falls

Onion Falls – East Branch of the Ontonagon River – Seven miles northwest of Kenton

Pewabeck Falls – Little Iron River – Three miles north of White Pine

Presque Isle River waterfalls – Presque Isle River – Series of waterfalls: Lagoo, Nawadaha, Manido and Manabezho—Located at the westernmost edge of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park along Hwy 519

Rapid River Falls – Rapid River – Five miles northwest of Bergland

Rock Bluff Falls – Bluff Creek – Ten miles north of Watersmeet

Sandstone Rapids Falls – Stranton Creek – Nine miles north of Ewen

Shining Cloud Falls – Carp River – Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, two miles upstream from Lake Superior

Sparrow Rapid Falls – East Branch of the Ontonagon River – Three miles northwest of Kenton

Three Rapid Falls – Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River – Ten miles northwest of Agate

Trap Falls – Carp River – In Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, five miles southwest of Silver City

Trappers Falls – Little Carp River – In Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, three miles upstream from Lake Superior

Traders Falls – Little Carp River – In Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, one mile upstream from Lake Superior

Victoria Dam – West Branch of Ontonagon River – Four miles southwest of Rockland

Wolverine Falls – Middle Branch of the Ontonagon River – Eight miles west of Paulding

Yondota Falls – Beautiful, undiscovered waterfalls on Presque Isle River. Take US 2 East from Wakefield to County 523 near Marenisco and turn north for 3 miles.  Falls are on the left.

Hiking Lake-of-the-Clouds

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