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Governor Thompson State ParkActivities and recreation

Hiking Hiking

Governor Thompson State Park has more than 16 miles of hiking trails. A variety of trails of different lengths take hikers past some fantastic rock formations.

Camping Camping

Camping at Governor Thompson State Park

Boat Launch Canoeing & Kayaking Boating, canoeing and kayaking

Governor Thompson State Park has about 6.5 miles of undeveloped shoreline on Caldron Falls Flowage, with frontage on Woods Lake and Huber Lake.

Boat launch areaThere is a popular boat launch on the Caldron Falls Reservoir, South Bay or Boat Landing #13. The launch facilities include two concrete launches, a boarding dock, a fishing pier, paved parking lot, picnic area and restrooms.

Only non-motorized boats are allowed on Woods Lake.

Picnicking Shelters Picnic areas

The Woods Lake area has picnic tables and benches to enjoy a peaceful lunch or to simply enjoy the seasonal changes around the lake.

Swimming Swimming

The Woods Lake area has a 150-foot sand beach for swimming, a grassy sunning area and a vault toilet with changing rooms.

Fishing Fishing

Fishing is available to those who enjoy a quiet experience. The most popular fish are blue gills, crappies, northern and bass.

Hunting Trapping Hunting and trapping

Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties. For more information, please see:

Winter Activities Winter activities

In the winter, trails are tracked for diagonal skiers and groomed for skate skiers. The shelter building at Woods Lake is a popular warming area for cross-country skiers, ice fishermen and kids using the sledding hill in the winter.

Last revised: Friday November 06 2015