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Governor Earl Peshtigo River State ForestCurrent conditions

Office hours

The Forest Headquarters for the Governor Earl Peshtigo River State Forest is at Governor Thompson State Park, N10008 Paust Lane Crivitz, WI 54114. Office hours vary due to staff availability in the fall-please call (715-757-3965) ahead if you need service Sunday-Wednesday.  The office will be staffed until 4pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays.


The campground at Old Veteran’s Lake is open. Reservations can always be made up to 11 months in advance of your stay. Campers must register (or self-register after office hours) at the Gov. Thompson State Park office. The campground will be closing for the season on Dec. 1.

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.

fall color
Fall colors at the lake.

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

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

Boat Landing #5
Boat Landing #5.

Last revised: Tuesday December 10 2019