Porcupine Mountains Yurts

Yurt at the Porcupine MountainsYurts offer a unique camping experience at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. These sturdy, tent-like structures that originated in central Asia offer a new adventure in camping. The park's three yurts will provide visitors with a snug, weather-tight shelter that is close to the park's hiking, biking and cross-country ski trails.

Each of the 16-foot-diameter yurts are available year-round, will sleep four people and are equipped with bunk beds, mattresses, wood stove, axe, bow saw and cooking and eating utensils. Running water and electricity are not provided, but an outhouse is nearby and wood is provided for heat in the colder months.Inside the Porkies Yurt

The park's yurts can be accessed only by trail. The distance and degree of challenge required to reach them will vary with the season.

Prices are listed at www.michigan.gov/stateparks

To check lodging availability or make a reservation, visit www.midnrreservations.com or call 800-447-2757.

For additional information, contact Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park at (906) 885-5275, Monday-Friday, 8-4:30 p.m.

Porkies Yurt in Winter