Six great Michigan State Parks are spread throughout the Copper Country and two scenic sites which are maintained by the State Park system. The Porcupine Mountain State Park is the largest of all Michigan State Parks while Craig Lake State Park is probably the least visited and most remote of the parks and access into the park is somewhat of an adventure. Ft. Wilkins State Park is the northern most of all Michigan Parks and sits atop the Keweenaw Peninsula just north of Copper Harbor. Ft Wilkins is very picturesque as it is located between Lake Superior on the North and Lake Fanny Hooe on the south. Ft. Wilkins is also a historical site having begun in 1844 as an active US Army post to keep the peace in nearby Copper Harbor during the early boon days of copper.