Directions: Follow M-107 west from Silver City to Union Bay Campground (turn right), take first gravel road to right – you are there! We are in the old carpenter’s shop. Park on the far side of the “L” building.
906-885-5575 Porcupine Mountains Folk School message phone or day of class
906-884-4886 Porcupine Mountains Ontonagon Office (if you can’t get a hold of anyone and need to get there call 906-371-0355)
906-885-5275 Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Headquarters
Park visitors will require a Park pass. Make your first stop the Visitor Center near the junction of South Boundary Road and Highway M-107. Park staff is on hand to answer questions and provide maps and Park information. Take some time to view the multimedia show and visit the Porkies Merchandise.
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. Some backpack campsites with dry tent pads, a campfire ring, and rustic toilets are available. Pack out all noncombustible trash. Bury human waste and tissue paper at least six inches deep (a small plastic trowel works fine). No fires except where designated by the Park Manager and no fires whatsoever during high fire danger weather. Use a pack stove for cooking. All motorized methods of transportation are prohibited on Park trails.
No firearms are allowed in the Park except by licensed hunters during designated open seasons.
Small parking lots are available at trailheads. Security parking is offered by various establishments in Silver City.
Black bear are frequently encountered in the Park. When camping, hang all food and valuable items on a rope between two trees at least 25-30’ above the ground and at least 100’ away from your camp. DO NOT FEED THE BEARS ANYWHERE IN THE PARK! Do not cook food inside your tent.
Winter comes early and stays late in the Porkies. South Boundary Road will be plowed through November 30. M-107 is plowed to the ski area.
For more information and policies of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, call 906-885-5275.