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N10008 Paust Lane
Crivitz, WI 54114
Wisconsin State Parks and ForestsPeshtigo River State Forest
Twenty five miles of river, 3,200 acres of water and 9,200 acres of forest await you on the Peshtigo River State Forest, the natural gem of Marinette County. Established in 2001, the property is Wisconsin's newest state forest. It was purchased from the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation and includes the Potato Rapids Flowage, located 20 miles southeast of the main forest.
This long, linear state forest borders some of the most beautiful and exciting sections of the Peshtigo River. Anglers know the river's free-flowing portion for its excellent fly-fishing; paddlers brave the Midwest's longest continuous whitewater rapids; and boaters can access more than 3,000 acres of flowage from 15 boat landings.
The Peshtigo River State Forest is located in northeastern Wisconsin in Marinette and Oconto Counties. The forest headquarters is located approximately 16 miles northwest of the village of Crivitz. The headquarters is found within Governor Thompson State Park which offers many additional recreational opportunities.
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Trail maps and publications
Property map and publication
Management and business
Peshtigo River State Forest master plan
Completed in fall of 2007, the Peshtigo River State Forest master plan reflects years of planning and public input. The final plan, maps, variances and amendments are included in the plan, as well as documents used during the plan's development.
Public involvement in state forest management, operations and monitoring is part of sustainable forestry. We seek public involvement because we believe people, communities, organizations and businesses realize the potential public benefits of state forests and are willing to work to further the goals of sustainable forestry.
Timber sale program
The state forests are managed sustainably for multiple uses. Active timber management is a part of that overall effort on many parts of each forest. Timber sales are advertised for sale typically from one to three times annually, depending on the size of the forest. Learn more about timber sales in Wisconsin.
In the area
Department of Tourism listings
- Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
- Governor Thompson State Park
- Marinette County Waterfall Tour
- Peshtigo Fire Museum