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Read the November 2023 issue of the Quill.   Find out what's happening with our various programs!

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Folk School Programs

Registration is still open, but classes are filling quickly.  Check out the classes that are still available for the 2024 season now!

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Artists-in-Residence Program (AIRP)

Check out the art from our artists at the Visitor Center in the Park, and at the Ontonagon Library. 

Come see artist, John Dempsey, at the Ski Chalet on July 13th at 2pm EST for his free presentation!

We are still looking for key volunteers for the AIRP.

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The Friends of the Porkies has deep roots. Local citizens interested in the land that would become the Porkies started the movement to create the park in the early 1940’s. In 1945, support by the legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold led to the creation of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Today, The Friends of the Porkies is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to promote, support, and enhance the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

From its beginnings as the Porcupine Mountains Ski Club, the Friends has evolved into a volunteer organization that continues to grow and take on projects at the Porkies. You can follow our progress in our newsletter, the Quill, on our website, and on our Facebook page.

The Friends of the Porkies wants to inspire appreciation of wilderness for youth and visitor experiences all year round at the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Contact us at: P. O. Box 221, Ontonagon, MI 49953; phone 906-884-7663; email [email protected]

2024 Porcupine Mountains State Park Visitor Guide