Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains State Park

June 29, 2007

Lake of the Clouds by Night

Lake of the Clouds by Night, photo by SpringChick.

Spring Chick writes: Lake of the Clouds at dusk. I love the mirrored, mystic look to the lake in this photo. I also found it interesting that the sky colored in the east. I could visit this place every day and never tire of it. Porcupine Mountains, MI.

This photo is part of her Porcupine Mountains set (best as a slideshow) and yes, it makes an amazing background for your computer.

Lake of the Clouds is in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, which was established in 1945 and is Michigan’s largest state park. The “Porkies” are located 15 miles west of Ontonagon in the western Upper Peninsula, and the 60,000 acre park features virgin timber, secluded lakes, and miles of wild rivers and streams. If you it that link above you can get trail maps (they allow mountain biking too) and backcountry camping information.

The Wikipedia Porcupine Mountains entry says that the Porcupine Mountains were so named by the native Ojibwa people because their silhouette had the shape of a porcupine. Also see Exploring the North’s Porkies page, this cool Ski the Porkies site and a map to the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park.

4 Responses to “Lake of the Clouds in the Porcupine Mountains State Park”

  1. fivecats Says:

    That’s one beautiful sky. You can’t beat colors like those.

  2. Jenny Says:

    I love how every photo taken from this same vantage point looks completely different.

  3. Betty Says:

    I first saw the Lake of the clouds on a early morning late in the month of July. The dawn had just broken. There was a light fog covering the lake. The sky was an orange, purple, blue, white. It was truly a lake in the clouds. Spectacularly Awesome!

  4. Dave Janus Says:

    I camped at the lone cabin near the shore in 1977; it looks just as beautiful in these pictures as it did then. The drive there was also enjoyable as we viewed very small town life far away from the cities. The area is simply gorgeous.


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