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Waterfalls Porcupine Mountains State Park,
Upper Peninsula Michigan
South Shore of the Lake Superior Circle Tour

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Manabezho Falls on the Presque Isle River, Porcupine Mountains State Park

The Waterfalls on the Presque Isle River and the Lake of the Clouds Scenic Lookout area are two attractions the day visitor to the Porkies ought not to miss.

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.


Presque Isle River Scenic Recreation Area & Campground

Presque Isle River cascades

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 river's cascades are just upstream from the suspension bridge.


Manabezho FallsManabezho Falls

Manabezho Falls

There are sturdy boardwalks and stairs along the river bank . . . as well as some viewing areas that are handicapped accessible.

Manido FallsAt the top of Manido Falls

Manido Falls

Near right - Manido Falls. Far right. At the top of Manido Falls looking upstream towards Nawadaha Falls.

Nawadaha Falls


The west river trail to Nawadaha Falls was closed for repairs so we couldn't hike up there this day. porcupine mountains map

That's the falls upstream in the distance.

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Porcupine Mountain Links

Lake of the Clouds
Lake of the Clouds Scenic Overlook is one of the top scenic attractions in the Upper Peninsula.

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More Porcupine Mountain Resources

  Michigan DNR Porcupine Mountain State Park Website
  Friends of the Porkies Website
  Porcupine Mountain Ski Area Website

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red triangle Here's a full map you can print out showing the campsites, back-country rustic cabins, hiking trails, waterfalls, and other points of interest within Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

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