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Porcupine Mountains Visitor Center

Porcupine Mountains Visitor Center

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Visitor Center


Hours of Operation

May 15 - Oct. 14: Open daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Eastern)

Oct. 15 - May 14: Closed for the season

The Porcupine Mountains Visitor Center, located in Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, introduces visitors to the rich wilderness heritage of this 60,000-acre park. Set alongside the largest old-growth, hardwood-hemlock forest in the Great Lakes region, the center features exhibits and programs that tell the story of Michigan's rugged Upper Peninsula.

The center has a 100-seat auditorium and an exhibit hall featuring natural communities of the mountains and native wildlife species including fisher, goshawk, gray wolf, porcupine, peregrine falcon, bear and beaver. The exhibit hall also displays the history of the Porcupine Mountains from prehistoric copper miners to the lumber camps of the early 1900s.

Be sure to check out our newsletter, the Porcupine Mountains Visitor.

Nature education for teachers and families

Education programs

Daily public programs resume in June. If you are a with a school and would like to schedule a park visit this spring, please contact Katie Urban at 906-885-5206 or

Guided hikes and activities

Interpretive programs and activities are typically held from mid-June to early October, and from end of December through February. 

Grants may be available to help you bring your classroom to the Porkies: