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Governor Thompson State Park was established in 2000, the LocationWisconsin State Park System's centennial year. With more than 2,800 acres of woods, a family campground, picnic area on Woods Lake, skiing and hiking trails and six miles of shoreline on the Caldron Falls Flowage, visitors will find an atmosphere that is perfect for solitude, reflection and recreation.

Camping Hiking Canoeing & Kayaking Boating Picnicking Shelters Swimming Fishing Hunting Trapping Winter Activities

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

Wisconsin State Park System Governor Thompson State Park

Fall color at Governor Thompson State Park.

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Reserve campsites at Governor Thompson State Park.

Park information


  • Governor Thompson State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Winter office hours vary. Please call ahead for office hours.


From Crivitz, travel northwest on County Highway A to County Highway X (four-way stop). Turn left on County Highway X. Continue on Highway X past the High Falls Reservoir bridge and then turn right on Parkway Road. Go north about half a mile on Parkway Road and then turn left on Ranch Road. Go west on Ranch Road about one mile to Paust Lane. Turn right (north) on Paust Lane to enter the park. Geographic coordinates are 45° 19' 11.72" N, 88° 13' 13.7" W.


Rental equipment

The Friends of Governor Thompson State Park rent kayaks and paddleboards on Woods Lake in season.

Friends group and volunteering

Seasonal updates

Seasonal updates

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.

South Bay Boat Landing #13 is now iced-in for the season.

Last revised: Monday February 17 2020