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Contact information
For information, contact:
Governor Thompson State Park
N10008 Paust Lane
Crivitz, WI 54114
715-757-3979

Governor Thompson State Park Current conditions

Caution!

It’s turtle hatching season. Please use caution while driving on park roads and watch out for the little guys trying to cross the pavement.

baby turtle
A bay snapping turtle starting to cross a park road.

Trails

The 16 miles of hiking trail are open, mowed and ready for your next adventure. The purple cone flowers, golden rod, woodland sunflowers, native bergamot and ironweed are now blooming along the trails. We are seeing fawns and turkeys with poults too.

Wildflowers
Brown eyed Susan’s and purple cone flowers in the office prairie.

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
South Bay.

Camping

Enjoy your time off and come camping at Governor Thompson State Park. 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.

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.

Campsite
Campsite 55.

Facilities

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 available for rental, or when not rented, open for park visitors.

Woods lake
Woods Lake beach.

Last revised: Friday August 31 2018