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Porcupine Mountains Visitor Center

Porcupine Mountains Visitor Center

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Porcupine Mountains Visitor Center

Mailing Address:
33303 Headquarters Road
Ontonagon, MI 49953
906-885-5275
Katie Urban, Interpreter

The visitor center is located along South Boundary Road, near the 107 junction.

Hours:

May 15 - Oct. 14: Open daily 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST

Oct. 15 - May 14: Closed for the season

Recreation Passport required for entry

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.

Explore Porcupine Wilderness State Park

Nature education for teachers and families

Our education staff has put together a series of live, virtual lessons for teachers to book for their classrooms, and a wide variety of videos, virtual tours, activities and webinars for children to do at home.

Learn more about these resources at Michigan.gov/DNREducation.

Guided hikes & activities

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

Seasonal education programs

Education programs

Check here for fun weekly events taking place at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

Weekly Program Schedule