Governor Thompson State Park

Opened in 2005, this extensively forested, 2,187-acre state park includes two small lakes and numerous trout streams and seeps. About 6.5 miles of Caldron Falls Flowage pristine shoreline are within the park. A mix of upland and wetland forest provides diverse habitat that host a variety of birds. A restored pine barrens – a plant community once common in Wisconsin but now rare – might provide you with a Northern Harrier for your birding check list. This property is an excellent place to see Broad-winged Hawks and Red-shouldered Hawks, as well as Ruffed Grouse, Red-headed Woodpeckers, and Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers.

Directions: Located about 15 miles northwest of Crivitz via Cty A to Cty X to the High Falls Reservoir bridge. Cross the bridge, then north on Parkway Rd., west on Ranch Rd., and north on Paust Ln. to the park.

Governor Thompson State Park map

Gazetteer: Page 79, B-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 49, C-5 (10th edition).

Phone: 715/757-3979.

Web site: WDNR Governor Thompson State Park

Signature Species: Bald Eagle, Scarlet Tanager, and Common Nighthawk.

Rare Species: Osprey.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Provided.

Nearest food & lodging: Crivitz.

Fee: State Park fees apply.