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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

Hiking Trails

The park has 16 miles of hiking trails that are ready to be explored. We are seeing  leaves changing color! Wildflowers are still in bloom on the trails. The frost aster, dotted mint, compass plants, goldenrod, native sunflowers and rosinweed are in bloom. Fall maintenance has started on the hiking trails. Crews are out brushing back the trail edges and removing hazardous trees along the trails.

fall colors at the visitor center
Fall colors at the visitor center.

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.

Fishing Pier
Fishing Pier.

South Bay Landing
South Bay Landing.


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 campgrounds is open until Dec. 1. The sanitary dump station and shower/flush toilet facilities are closed. The dump station is open for dumping until Dec. 1, but no fresh or flush water will be available. Water will still be available to fill your camping unit at the pressurized hydrant at any vault toilet.

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.

Fall color at campsite 29.

Shower bulding
Fall color at the shower building.


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 and used as a warming house in the winter months.

Woods Lake
Fall color at Woods Lake.

Last revised: Wednesday November 13 2019