Presque Isle Campground
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by Pam Riehl Szakal
Neither Lou nor I have ever been to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, which is actually surprising given the amount of backpacking we have done. As we were entering the park I asked Lou why this was called Porcupine Mountains. He said he didn't know. Well, the park was going to tell us. As we drove along …
... would be there at 0730, so we waited! Good breakfast, but it put us quite a bit behind on time. While we were waiting, I was conversing with the old guy. Ends up he was a WWI veteran, an Army Air Corps officer and in the intelligence field. Very interesting guy. I shook his hand and thanked him for his service.
First stop - Whitefish Point Lighthouse and Shipwreck Museum. It was closed, ...
... all over town and didn't see much of interest. It looks like Ironwood is a dying town. The most exciting thing we found was the old train station. The Chamber of Commerce uses it for their offices, but that's about it. It's pretty sad. Today we crossed into the Central Time Zone. Just as we had finally gotten used to Eastern Time too. Tomorrow we're off the Duluth, MN. There is a very cool railroad museum there, so we expect to spend some time there before heading farther west. ...
... don't know what kind) and what I thought were coyotes but ranger said may be wolves. Black bears in area, no problem according to ranger. NOBODY here at the campground and it's just beautiful. Very helpful ranger. book exchange, clean water., nice beach, Jim braved the Wisconsin waters on his floatie.
... deer, pristine woods, peace. Untouched by man, no man made structure anywhere from lookout to Lake of the Clouds. Park road took us next to Lake Superior shoreline, got out of the car-really pretty-calm and clear, clean water. Both surprised that each time we saw Superior it was as calm as a mill pond (unlike Lake Michigan which was windy most all the time).
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TravelPod Member ReviewsPresque Isle Campground
Great campground tucked away in the Porcupines. Rustic but accommodates both tents and campers/RV's. Also has a no generator section which is nice.
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