Marinette County & Crivitz – Home to Wisconsin’s Newest State Park

Governor Thompson State Park

The 2,600-acre Governor Tommy G. Thompson Centennial State Park is 15 miles northwest of Crivitz in Marinette County. The site protects 5,300 feet of shoreline on Wood and Huber Lakes and protects Handsaw Creek and Woods Outlet, both excellent brook and brown trout waters. The main parcel creating the park is the former 1,987-acre Paust Woods Lake Resort and about 200 acres of wild-looking lakefront bought from Wisconsin Public Service Corporation on Caldron Falls Reservoir.

Governor Thompson State Park Map

The park includes about 6.5 miles of undeveloped shoreline on Caldron Falls Flowage, backed up by forested uplands, and frontage on Woods Lake and Huber Lake, as well as several cold, clear trout streams. Visitors will find an atmosphere that is perfect for solitude, reflection and education.

Wildlife abounds on this extensively forested site; deer, grouse and turkey are the most abundant. The natural balance of wooded upland and wetland provides diverse natural habitats and the ability to support many recreational activities.

The park was established in 2000, the Wisconsin State Park System’s centennial year. The park opened to the public in November 2005 for the nine-day gun deer hunt and as a day-use park.

While the park is still in its development stages there are many things visitors to do—boating, hiking, berry picking, fishing, swimming, picnicking, relaxing, and deer hunting.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Website – See full article, including maps, photos, directions and updates here:

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2 Responses to “Marinette County & Crivitz – Home to Wisconsin’s Newest State Park”

  1. Loon Lake Realty Blog » Blog Archive » Another New State Park in Marinette County Says:

    [...] County became the land of Governor Thompson State Park along the shores of the Peshtigo River (Reference), and with the addition of The Menominee River State Park and Recreation Area the state of [...]

  2. Loon Lake Realty Blog » Blog Archive » Governor Thompson Wisconsin State Park – Update Says:

    [...] yet open to camping, there are many reasons to stop in and see what progress has been made since Loon Lake’s first posting about the park in 2008.  *Please note that a Wisconsin State Park sticker or entry fee is [...]

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