Presque Isle River Scenic Site

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness Area location

Recognition:

  • Legally Dedicated Natural Area
  • National Natural Landmark

Size: 1465 acres

Location: In the very western part of the Upper Peninsula, from the mouth of the Presque Isle River to several miles upstream

Management: Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Activities: Hiking, back-packing, photography, non-motorized fishing, rustic camping (adjacent), wildlife viewing

Importance: The Presque Isle River within this area traverses a series of low falls and cascades, before dividing into two swifter and narrower channels that cut deeply into the underlying bedrock. The surrounding forest is dominated by old growth sugar maple, hemlock, and white pine

Presque Isle River Scenic Site

Falls at the mouth of Presque Isle River