We own and operate hydroelectric plants on the Brule, Menominee, Michigamme, Paint and Pine rivers in northeast Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Surrounding our plants is the 23,000-acre Wilderness Shores recreation area managed in concert with state and federal natural resource agencies to preserve the region's high biodiversity and other natural values. With more than 30 semi-wilderness recreation areas within 40 miles of Iron Mountain, Mich., outdoor enthusiasts can pursue a variety of interests:
View bald eagles, osprey and other raptors, flycatchers, woodpeckers, thrushes, vireos, warblers and various waterfowl.
Use parking and launching facilities available at nearly all Wilderness Shores areas. Canoeists will find portages around We Energies' hydroelectric plants but are advised to exercise caution around these portages and any unmarked rapids that may occur on some stretches of water.
Exercise in the challenging, serene woodlands, which have no established or groomed trails.
Fish year-round for muskellunge, northern pike, various pan fish, smallmouth bass and walleye. When fishing boundary waters—the Menominee and Brule rivers separating Michigan's Upper Peninsula and Wisconsin—you can use a fishing license from either state. On inland waters, only a license from that particular state is valid.
In the season, hunt white-tailed deer and elusive ruffed grouse. Waterfowl and small game animals abound. Most of our lands are open to hunting, but some areas are closed to hunting for safety or other reasons. Please respect our right to limit hunting in those areas. Closed areas are signed and identify We Energies as the owner.
Enjoy the scents, sights and sounds of wilderness camping, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Campgrounds are open from late spring until early fall. To enjoy a primitive camping experience, bring all your camping needs with you—including your drinking water. Vault-type toilets are provided at all campgrounds. Necessary staples and supplies can be obtained at nearby communities. If you don't want to rough it, stay at nearby cabins, motels and resorts. Information on area accommodations:
Make your stay safe and enjoyable by following these rules. Violations may result in loss of camping privileges. Remember, take only photographs and leave only footprints.