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a Wisconsin state park, forest, recreation area or trail.
Camping opportunities
in state parks and forests.
How to buy
a vehicle admission sticker or state trail pass.
Get Outdoors!
to attend a nature program or event with family and friends.
Contact information
For information, contact:
Governor Thompson State Park
N10008 Paust Lane
Crivitz, WI 54114

Governor Thompson State Park Current conditions


Fall colors are past peak and the leaves are starting to fall. Now is a great time to hike the 16 miles of mowed trails and see what landscapes were hidden by the leaves. Visitors are seeing turkeys, deer, bear, grouse and woodcock on the trails.

Rock outcrop
Rock Outcropping on the Granite Path.

Lakes and boat landings

The park has two inland lakes, Woods and Huber, and several miles of frontage on Caldron Falls Flowage. The South Bay Landing (#13) on Caldron Falls has two concrete launches, a boarding dock, fishing pier, picnic area and vault toilet. All facilities at South Bay are accessible.

South Bay landing
South Bay.


The Family Campground will stay open until Nov. 27, 2017. The shower/flush toilet building is closed for the season. The sanitary dump station is open to dump, but there is no longer flush water. There is always fresh water available to fill your camper at the blue hydrants at either vault in the east loop. Reserve your campsite online.

Don't move firewood!

Don't move firewood!Due to the potential of carrying harmful tree pests and diseases, Wisconsin has restrictions for moving firewood.

The campground has 100 sites that are all sized for a tent, camper or RV. Sixteen sites have electricity. There are vault toilets and water fountains throughout the campground and a centrally located shower/flush toilet building. The sanitary dump and fill station is located on the road into the campground.

Fall color in the campground.

The boat access campsites on Caldron Falls Flowage are open year-round. Each site has a place to tie up your boat, canoe/kayak rack, tent pad, fire ring, picnic table, bench, primitive latrine and a bear-proof box to store your food.


Gun and archery hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the open season from Nov. 15 - Dec. 15., After Dec. 15, only hunting with legal archery methods is allowed through Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. Please remember the state park has two areas where hunting and trapping are not permitted.


The Woods Lake day-use area is open and has picnic tables and benches available to enjoy a peaceful lunch or to simply enjoy the seasonal changes around the lake. The picnic area has a 150-foot sand beach, a sunning area and a vault toilet with changing rooms. The Woods Lake enclosed shelter is open to use for picnics or for rainy day activities.

Turkeys along Paust Lane.

Last revised: Wednesday October 18 2017