The 50 unit campground at the Presque Isle unit formerly was semi-modern, providing drinking water and toilets. But the shower/washroom building had to be closed because the water quality wasn't up to snuff. So now there are only non-flush toilets but they are kept clean and functional. RV's are restricted to one end of the campground so that their generators don't bother the rest of the campers. The Union Bay campground on the east end of the park has full RV facilities and showers.
The Lake of the Clouds Scenic area is located at the end of Michigan Highway 107. A park pass is required to visit the area, but it is worth it + plus the pass makes you legal for all other park use during that day.
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||Lake of the Clouds Scenic Overlook
The Lake of the Clouds Scenic View is another must see for the park visitor. This picture is take from the new viewing deck. The deck, boardwalk and benches were recently constructed and comply with ADA guidelines so it is accessible to all. > > >
The site also features interpretative displays, picnic grounds and a washroom at the site. In addition, the Clouds parking area serves as trailhead parking for the Big Carp River, Escarpment, and Mirror Lake trails.
This picture was taken from the original viewing area constructed in the CCC era before the area became a state park. > > >
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At the extreme western end of the South Boundary Road is the Presque Isle unit of Porcupine Mountain State Park, It has a rustic 50 unit campground, a picnic area and nice network of trails along the river with viewing platforms for the quite scenic waterfalls and rapids that populate the river.
The cascades just upstream from the suspension bridge. > > >
There are sturdy boardwalks and stairs along the river bank . . . as well as some viewing areas that are handicapped accessable.
Near right - Manido Falls. Far right. At the top of Manido Falls looking upstream towards Nawadaha Falls > > >
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The west river trail to Nawadaha Falls was closed for repairs so we couldn't hike up there this day.
Campground Map of Presque Isle Unit and other Camping Facilities in Porcupine Mountains State Park.
Going east towards Munising and Pictured Rocks . . . More waterfalls and hiking pages from the Keweenaw Peninsula through Tahquemenon Falls to Sault Ste. Marie.
Eric Hansen's guide to UP hiking is well respected in hiking circles. this guide includes profiles on some terrific off-the-beaten path hiking trails. [More info]
Reviews of Michigan Upper Peninsula Golf Courses around Lake Superior