The Roadtreking Fall Foliage Boondocking Adventure in the Porcupine Mountains: Oct 10-13, 2016
NOTE: ONLY ONE TICKET IS NEEDED PER CAMPSITE. YOU DO NOT NEED A TICKET FOR EVERONE STAYING IN YOUR RV.
At the height of the fall color season in Michigan’s spectacular Upper Peninsula, the Roadtreking Fall Foliage Boondocking Adventure will be in the heart of one of the largest unspoiled wilderness tracks in the Midwest - the beautiful Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.
We will arrive Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 and spend four days and three nights in the Presque Isle Rustic Campground right on the shore of Lake Superior at the far western end of the UP. We have 30 sites, 15 that allow generator use, 15 in which generators are prohibited. There is no electricity in this campground but there are fresh water pumps and vault toilets. Showers are available at other parks a half hour drive away. Cellular service from the campground is very spotty, even with a booster.
The setting for this adventure couldn’t be more beautiful. Towering virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams make a visit to the "Porkies" a trip to remember.
The Porcupine Mountains offer some of the best wildlife viewing in the country. Black bears are common in the Porkies. Wolves can be often heard at night. Other animals include deer, otter, coyote, bald eagles, bobcat and, occasionally, moose. Cougars have also been reportedly seen in the park.
We will have daily guided hikes led by Park Interpreter Bob Wild, who promises to take us to places few visitors know about. The Presque Isle River is within easy walking distance of the campground along with several waterfalls. This makes the campground an outstanding location for those seeking some really fantastic scenery. The campground itself is set in a surreal grove of old growth hardwoods, a rare treat in the northwoods. Those interested in hiking the spectacular Lake Superior Trail will be happy to know it's next to Presque Isle Campground.
Most will want to drive to the opposite end of the park, about 25 miles, to view and explore the area around the Lake of the Clouds and other sights within the 80,000 acre park.
We will have one catered meal, on us, and a pot luck meal in which everyone shares. Other meals are on your own.
Be advised: This IS wilderness. You should have enough water and food on hand for the duration.
Cost for three nights, four days and one catered meal is just $120 per rig. We have almost al of this campground, which is 30 sites. Availability is first come, first served.
Things to take: Cameras, hiking poles, binoculars, rain gear, jacket or coat. Daytime temps should be in the upper 60’s F. Nighttime temps could drop near freezing.
The map is to the park headquarters. We will send directions to the Presque Isle Rustic campground a week or so before the event. We will also set up a Facebook Group in September for those who have registered so we can get to know each other ahead of time and plan our time together.
Spots will be assigned at check-in.