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The RV Lifestyle Fall Foliage Boondocking Adventure in the Porcupine Mountains

| Updated Jun 16, 2023

Get ready for he Roadtreking Fall Foliage Boondocking Adventure in the Porcupine Mountains Oct 10-13, 2016!

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.

The park was voted the second most beautiful state park on the country in a survey by USA Today last year! It is a place worthy of even the most discriminating camper's bucket list!

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The Pokies will be nearing peak color when we arrive!

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.

Typical spot in the Presque Isle Campground where we will stay
Typical spot in the Presque Isle Campground where we will stay

We will have daily guided hikes led by Park Naturalist 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.

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The campground itself is set in a surreal grove of old growth hardwoods, a rare treat in the northwoods. That's our Roadtrek shown on one of our recent stays in the campground. 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. The Eventbrite service that allows us to sell ticket and manage this event tacks on $7  on top. We have almost all of this campground, which is 30 sites. Availability is first come, first served. Spots will be assigned at check-in. We expect this to fill up very fast. When it does, we will set up a waiting list to be used in case of cancellations.

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.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2016-02-19

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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