Governor Earl Peshtigo River State Forest
In Sept. 2019, the Peshtigo River State Forest was renamed Governor Earl Peshtigo River State Forest in honor of former Governor Anthony S. (Tony) Earl and his record of 50 years of public service and commitment to conservation.Governor Earl Peshtigo River State Forest is located in Marinette County. The forest headquarters is located approximately 16 miles northwest of the village of Crivitz. The headquarters is found within Governor Thompson State Park which offers many additional recreational opportunities. The park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
The Governor Earl Peshtigo River State Forest offers ten remote campsites, seven boat-in campsites, and one family campground. Fees are required for stays at the boat-in campsites and the family campground, and each vehicle at the family campground must have an admission sticker. Located on Parkway Road approximately 3.5 miles north of County Road X, the Old Veteran's Lake family campground has 16 sites and is open from April 27 through the end of November. Each site has a picnic table, fire ring and parking for two vehicles. Pit toilets and a solar-powered drinking fountain are available.
There are two hiking trails in the park. The five-mile Spring Rapids Trail can be accessed by driving five miles west of Crivitz on County Road W to Kirby Lake Lane. This three-mile Seymour Rapids trail is 9.5 miles west of Crivitz, off Bushman Road and Marinette County Road 1634.
Recreation and activities include atv riding, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, swimming, wildlife viewing and cross-country skiing.
Campground maps and information
- Governor Earl Peshtigo River State Forest camping
- Old Veterans campground
- Remote campsites
- Remote camping permits
Trail maps and publications
- Contact information
- Governor Earl Peshtigo River State Forest
N10008 Paust Lane
Crivitz, WI 54114
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