Governor Thompson State Park facts for kids
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IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)
|Location||Marinette, Wisconsin, United States|
|Area||2,800 acres (11 km2)|
|Named for||Tommy Thompson|
|Governing body||Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources|
Governor Thompson State Park is a 2,800-acre (1,133 ha) 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. Further amenities were being installed. Planned activities include a campground, indoor and outdoor group campgrounds, playground and an amphitheater.
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