Governor Thompson Wisconsin State Park – Update

Although Wisconsin’s newest state park isn’t 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 required.

Governor Tommy Thompson State Park Welcome Sign

More photos, directions and map after the break.

Governor Tommy Thompson State Park Shelter

Governor Tommy Thompson State Park Pathway

Governor Tommy Thompson State Park Picnic Area

Governor Tommy Thompson State Park Dock & Fishing

Here are directions from Crivitz, Marinette County: 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 .5 mile on Parkway Road and then turn left on Ranch Road. Go west on Ranch Road about 1 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.
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2 Responses to “Governor Thompson Wisconsin State Park – Update”

  1. Joe & Audrey Wilson Says:

    I talked to the Ranger at Point Beach State Park and he told me that it is now open. I would like a map and information, plus rates.

  2. Daniel Says:

    Tommy Thompson State Park is a jewel. It is asteticly beautiful and welcoming. Its a new camp ground so some areas are being upgraded as time goes on. The wild life is prolific. The trail systems are some of the best anywhere, with huge rock formations, back country lakes and diverse plant life the options are endless. You could spend weeks here and still discover new and interesting areas to enjoy. The little niceties, like a picnic table in just the right spot for a relaxing view in several breath taking areas makes for a fulfilling experience. Fishing is good, there is a beach for relaxing with the family and the private shower suites make the park feel like a high end resort. There is so much to discover that there is never enough time to see it all. The best part is the awesome view of the sky at night. The stars are so much more complete than being near city lights. Not only is the park one of the best that I have been to but it is very close to a fun park for the kids, wonderful restaurants, boat rentals, first class water ski shows, a 12 water fall tour, white water rafting and tubing, class A trout fishing waters, ATV trails, beautiful golf courses, icecream shops and some of the highest land areas with mountain like views which rival Western Syates. New discoveries are made every day.

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