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Peshtigo River State ForestCurrent conditions

Office hours

The office is open on Fridays and Saturdays. Please call ahead for current office hours during the week. . The forest headquarters for the Peshtigo River State Forest is at Governor Thompson State Park, N10008 Paust Lane Crivitz, WI 54114.


The campgrounds at Old Veteran’s Lake is open for first-come campers. Reservations can always be made up to 11 months in advance of your stay. The reservation season starts May 10 (Mother’s Day Weekend). Campers must register (or self-register after office hours) at the Gov. Thompson State Park office.

Old Veteran’s Lake is a rustic 16-site campground on the shore of Old Veteran’s Lake. Several sites have water access to this small non-motorized lake. Each site has a driveway, camping area, fire ring and picnic table. There are vault toilets and a well in the campground. There is a small sand beach and hiking trails in the campground area.

Boat access camping is available on High Falls and Caldron Falls Flowages. All campsites are reservable and are open year-round. All sites have a canoe rack, fire ring, privy, tent pad, picnic table and benches. Boat access campers must register or check in at the office at Gov. Thompson State Park before setting up their camp.

Boat Landings

Boat Landing
Boat landing #5.

Boat Landing
Boat landing #9.

The state forest has 15 boat landings. Landings #1 & #5 on High Falls Flowage and landings #8 & #9 on Caldron Falls Flowage are ADA accessible, have boarding docks and restrooms.

High Falls
High Falls.

Last revised: Wednesday April 24 2019