Governor Thompson State Park

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Governor Thompson State Park
IUCN category V (protected landscape/seascape)
Woods Lake
Map showing the location of Governor Thompson State Park
Map showing the location of Governor Thompson State Park
Location Marinette, Wisconsin, United States
Coordinates 45°20′4″N 88°14′52″W / 45.33444°N 88.24778°W / 45.33444; -88.24778
Latitude and Longitude:

45°20′4″N 88°14′52″W / 45.33444°N 88.24778°W / 45.33444; -88.24778
Area2,800 acres (11 km2)
Established2000 [1]
Named for Tommy Thompson
Governing body Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Governor Thompson State Park is a 2,800-acre (1,133 ha) [1] state park in Wisconsin, USA, in development approximately 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Crivitz. The park contains 6.5 miles (10.5 km) of shoreline on the Caldron Falls Reservoir, part of the Peshtigo River, and 5,300 feet (1,600 m) of shoreline on two small kettle lakes. Adjacent lands are part of the Peshtigo River State Forest. The park was created in 2000, the centennial year of the Wisconsin state park system, and named after then-Governor Tommy Thompson. The main parcel creating the park is the former 1,987-acre (8.04 km2) Paust Woods Lake Resort and about 200 acres (0.81 km2) of wild-looking lakefront bought from Wisconsin Public Service Corporation on Caldron Falls Reservoir.

The park opened in 2005 for day use activities. In 2008, the park contained a headquarters, 16 miles (26 km) of hiking trails, a boat landing (#13) on the Caldron Falls flowage, and a picnic area along the west shore of Woods Lake. [1] Further amenities were being installed. [1] Planned activities include a campground, indoor and outdoor group campgrounds, playground and an amphitheater. [2]



  1. ^ a b c d "Governor Thompson State Park official flier". Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
  2. ^ "Master Plan for Governor Thompson State Park" (PDF). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. September 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-10. Retrieved 2008-08-27.

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