The best camping near Governor Thompson State Park

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Northern Glamping Camp

2 sites · Lodging3 acres · Crivitz, WI
We are a small bar and grill 12 miles west of Crivitz WI. Conveniently located right on the ATV and Snowmobile trails. There are plenty of lakes and steams for the avid fisherman. We are located just a few miles east of the Nicolet National Forest. We have great food and always a friendly atmosphere. So come on up and join us for a relaxing week or just a weekend.Camp in our nicely furnished tent cabins, Site #1 ( Bri's Hideaway) is furnished with a queen bed, love seat and refrigerator. Site #2 ( Adam's Getaway ) is furnished with a full bed, 1 cot style bunk beds and a refrigerator. We recommend bringing sleeping bags for both sites during the cool weather camping, we furnish some blankets but may not be adequate for the chilly nights in the later season.  We are right on the ATV trails, with many lakes, rivers and trout streams close by. There is whitewater rafting nearby for the trill seekers. Or if you enjoy hiking, the Nichole National Forest is minutes away. You can relax on the front deck of your tent cabin or sit by the campfire. We are a small country bar & grill. We have a great Friday night fish fry, or try our famous chicken dinner, or one of our homemade pizzas, we have wraps, sandwiches and more. We are located 1 hour north of Green Bay, WI. The tent cabins will be open May 1st through October 31st with a shower room available. There is limited heating available in the units. Please plan accordingly. Due to the somewhat limited internet access at the camp sites, we may be unable to respond in a timely fashion to your email. 
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River Forest Campground

51 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents40 acres · White Lake, WI
Embark on a winter wonderland journey with River Forest Campground and Northward Adventures. Glide through snow-covered forests, conquer thrilling kicksled descents, and camp under a star-studded sky along the breathtaking Wolf River. We have Fully Wooded Electric and non-electric Sites starting at 30.00 per night for 2 adults and kids under 12 years old. Our spacious campground is located on just under 40 acres in the southeast corner of the Nicolet National Forest. We have fire pits and picnic tables at every site. Flush toilets and individual tiled showers are available. NOW AVAILABLE, a dump station for RV trailers. Water ~ Firewood~Dump Station Two Bathrooms/Shower Houses Ice ~Convenience Store Ice Cream Parlor Alcohol/Liquor/Tobacco We have an office on-site, store for your convenience which handles firewood, ice, beer & liquor, soda, snacks, souvenirs, as well as basic camping supplies, and groceries. If you need it or forgot it, we probably have it or can get it. Here's Plenty to Do! Tubing and rafting Available with pick and drop-off right at the campground - All Whitewater comfort levels - Slow lazy river with a few bursts of excitement - Guided tours with our Partner Moose Knee Rafting - Learn to Navigate the River. - Self-Guided Tours on Class 3 Rapids - Self-Guided Tours on Class 4 Rapids Mountain Bike track nearby Walking distance to hiking trails along the Majestic Wolf River Swimming/ Fishing/Boating on Nearby Boulder Lake and White Lake Many Area Restaurants and Taverns
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Birch Point Acres

1 site · RV, Tent21 acres · White Lake, WI
Welcome to our serene 21-acre property, nestled between the Wolf River to the west and Sawyer Lake and the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to the east, offering a quiet and private camping experience. With wooded hills, open spaces, and inviting trails to explore, our land beckons you to unwind and connect with nature. We have carefully crafted a 2-3 tent site, complete with a firepit and a small picnic table for your comfort. Conveniently, there is ample space to park vehicles or trailers near the site, ensuring easy access to your camping setup. For adventure seekers, the Wolf River provides thrilling white water rafting, while Sawyer Lake offers the perfect setting for fishing, swimming, and boating. If you crave endless outdoor exploration, the Chequamegon National Forest boasts thousands of acres of trails and natural beauty. After a day of outdoor fun, you'll find numerous bars and restaurants just a short 20-minute drive away from the property, allowing you to experience local flavors and unwind in the evening. Beyond camping, our vision for this space extends to creating a future creative and sustainable homestead. Come and experience the tranquility and possibilities of our peaceful retreat. Let the beauty of Wisconsin's Northwoods captivate you as you embark on a memorable camping journey in our 21-acre haven.
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Rich and Lori's Parkside Land

2 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · Crivitz, WI
SUN FUN RELAX REPEAT! This is "High Falls Get-a-Way" a Northwoods RV Camping site with FULL HOOK UPs set-up on our private land in Twin Bridge area of Crivitz, Wisconsin. 1 hour 10 min north of Green Bay, WI. Dedicated driveway with level and cleared area for maneuvering ease. Surrounded by mature hardwoods. Plenty of room for parking.   Great for full week, worry free stays with water spigot, 30 amp electric, and direct septic hook up.  Fire-pit, picnic table, outdoor rug, 4 chairs and starter firewood set included.    Explore during the day Relax around the crackling campfire- make smore's- enjoy your favorite beverage Wake to the birds chirping with your morning coffee SUN FUN RELAX REPEAT! ABOUT THIS AREA: Laid back vibe- Twin Bridge is a popular recreational area of Marinette County with many state and county parks close by boasting majestic waterfalls and beautiful walking trails for exploration.  Large bodies of water High Falls Flowage & Caldron Falls Reservoir popular for fishing,  boating, and swimming with sandy shorelines.  Peshtigo River and nearby Menominee for rafting.  Access hundreds of acres for ATV/UTV with adjacent Oconto County.    THINGS TO DO:   Boating, Fishing, Swimming, Rafting, ATV/UTV (direct Access), Hiking, Golfing, Crafting/Shopping, Food, Ice Cream,  Rent a Paddle Board/Kayak/Row Boat/or Pontoon from Popp's Resort,  ATV/UTV rentals nearby, Tube float on a Lazy Peshtigo River, or white water rafting. Explore Governor Thompson State Park or County Parks: Twin Bridge, Veteran's, Goodman or Mc Clintock.  Take a short drive to town of Crivitz or Lakewood, WI with large grocery store, enchanted shops, candy shop/winery.  Friendly bar and grills abundant.  De Young Family Zoo in Michigan only a 45 minute drive!  1 hour south of Iron Mountain. Worried about supplies?  Local Tall Oaks General Store right down the street from campsite, Dollar General and several gas stations, supper club, family friendly bar and grills close by.  That "UP NORTH" feel without being to isolated. Please contact with any questions!
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River View Get Away

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Powers, MI
This property was once a old lumber Mill with a river running through it. We purchased it and are restoring the buildings and turning most into storage units . Learn more about this land: We have a rustic campsite along the side of a river with a Limestone base where you would camp on ! We have wildlife , including deer, turtles , Geese, otters & Ducks !  picnic table and fire pit on site very quiet and Relaxing .   Take a snooze in the Hammock.  Our spot is 3 miles from Food and Gas , 9 miles from the Island resort and Casino.  Come unwind in beautiful Pristine Upper Peninsula. Bring your Kayak's and check out the river ! Or rent ours for only $40 each for a day ! Peaceful , private setting.
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Blazing Bear Homestead

1 site · Tent3 acres · Peshtigo, WI
Welcome to Blazing Bear Homestead located in the Town of Peshtigo, Wisconsin just up the road from the Peshtigo Harbor State Wildlife Area and the Peshtigo River Delta Marshes State Natural Area. Our little piece of heaven is carved out of a large forested area, and across the road from us is beautiful upland prairie all in its natural state. We have some trails on our property that bring you to your campsite, and back to the farm and garden closer to our house. We keep a small herd of miniature dairy goats and often have goat kids running around. There is also free-range chickens, a goose named Goose-Goose, a few giant rabbits, and 2 farm cats that are very friendly. Our campers are welcome to hang out with our critters. Just 7 minutes away in the City of Peshtigo is Badger Park where you can swim, picnic, play volleyball, or enjoy the skate park; all for FREE! There is also a fenced horseshoe pit, brand new modern playground, and a disc golf course. The areas above and below the dam in Peshtigo are popular fishing spots that contain warm water fish populations of northern pike, walleye, large mouth bass and pan fish. In recent years the area below the dam has become a popular brown and rainbow trout fishing area. The Peshtigo Harbor boat launch is just an 8 minute drive from our homestead. This area offers a vibrant, rural community full of friendly people. There are a wide variety of outdoor activities within close reach. Opportunities for camping, boating, fishing, and sightseeing added to tours of our many area museums will make your stay as relaxing, informative, or invigorating as you choose it to be. Our natural beauty coupled with the friendliness of our small town atmosphere will make your stay enjoyable and, we hope, keep you coming back for more.
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My Happy Place

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Suring, WI
Peaceful 4.25 wooded property on the North Branch of the Oconto River. Open area for tents, fire pit to sit around and cook over, take the path to the river to swim or try out my 2 kayaks. No running water or electricity. ATV trails less than a mile away. 2 mile drive, walk or bike to town. Nicolet State Trail passes thru and goes past the ice cream stand!
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Private Hardwood forest river camp

1 site · RV2 acres · Silver Cliff, WI
Learn more about this land:Nice level camp site with with access to the river for fishing, swimming and kayaking/tubing. Also ATV access to the trails and near by parks. Goodman and McClintock park and the Flowage.Dreaming of getting away to your own private campground at the end of the road? We have your spot waiting for you. Tired of campgrounds that feel like you are still in the city? Come enjoy your own private 3 acre campsite along a quiet river full of fish and swimming holes. Bring your rod and a tube... you will want to use both on this slice of private property .
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UP Glamping Getaway LLC

3 sites · Lodging10 acres · Stephenson, MI
Indulge in a unique glamping experience at any of our four distinct sites, scattered across two picturesque campgrounds in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan! Choose from a geodesic dome, a cozy yurt, a charming bungalow tent, or a stargazing tent. Each site ensures complete privacy for your enjoyment. We welcome both pets and children, making our accommodations perfect for families and animal companions alike. The geodesic dome is available year-round, providing an all-season escape, while our tent sites are open from May 1st through October 31st. Experience the beauty of Michigan's UP in style and comfort with our range of glamping options.
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Lakefront land in Florence Co.

1 site · RV, Tent1 acre · WI
Waterfront property on Lake Ellwood. Park your RV or tent camp on this 1+ acre wooded lot and enjoy the peace and quiet. 100' of private lakefront, now accessible by pathway and dock. Close to boat landing; bring your toys. There is a long drop toilet (with lake view), picnic table and fire pit. Tent camping is recommended on the lower and middle levels where the land is flat. RVs may prefer to park on the upper level where it is possible to pull a camper through. Lot does not currently have power, sewer or electric, so make sure you are self sufficient.
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Koeller Century Farm

3 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Shawano, WI
The farm has been in the family for four generations. We don't have any livestock anymore and rent the fields to the neighbors but the home, outbuildings and five acres are well-loved and used as our home base and also for rustic weddings, graduation parties, reunions and barn dances. In 1974, the farm was used as the location for the TV movie "Things in Their Season" starring Patricia O'Neal. We put up one of the first barn quilts in the county and are on the route of the Bike the Barn Quilts bike ride (held last Saturday in September.) Learn more about this land: Pitch your tent or roll your RV up to a beautiful farmstead (we no longer have animals, crops only).  We are a rustic wedding / event venue located mid-way on the Mountain Bay Trail, Wisconsin's longest rail-trail which runs about 90 miles from Weston to Green Bay.   Fire pit available.  Views of farmland all around.  Quiet and peaceful but not secluded.   (See pictures on Facebook Country Events at the Koeller Century Farm.) You can move tent into the machine shed (wood chip floor) during severe weather.  There are electrical outlets to use to re-charge devices.
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Fitzlow Forest

2 sites · RVs, Tents9 acres · Laona, WI
Discover our 9-acre haven nestled against the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest. Explore numerous trails right off the property for your ATV/UTV, dirt bike, or snowmobile adventures during the winter months. A brief trail ride leads you to the scenic Peshtigo River and Brown Lake, while the charming town of Crandon, WI, is just under 20 minutes away. For a delightful family day out, head to Lake Metonga and enjoy a boat ride. Whiting Creek gracefully flows through the property, and friendly deer are frequent visitors. Feel free to visit the chicken coop and indulge in fresh eggs for a delightful breakfast experience. Embrace the beauty of nature and a variety of recreational opportunities at our picturesque property!
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The best camping near Governor Thompson State Park guide

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About

Governor Thompson State Park: A Place for all the Seasons! While we’re working on the motto, get out there and see what all the fuss is about. Head out to hike, camp, boat, swim, the list doesn’t seem to stop! When you’re sweating in the summer, jump in the lake to cool, hike among the changing leaves in fall, picnic in the breezy spring, and play in the snow all winter long. Every day brings about a new adventure at Governor Thompson State Park. Hey, that wasn’t a bad motto either, right?

When to go

The ideal time to visit Governor Thompson State Park is during the warmer months, from late spring to early fall, when the park's full splendor is on display. Winter can be harsh, with some activities limited by snow and ice, making it less ideal for those seeking the full array of outdoor experiences.

Know before you go

  • Ensure your vehicle has a valid admission sticker before entering the park.
  • Check the park's official website for any property notices or closures prior to your visit.
  • Prepare for your outdoor adventure by packing essentials like water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
  • Respect the park's natural habitat by staying on designated trails and observing wildlife from a distance.
  • Take advantage of the park's amenities, including picnic areas, boat launches, and fish cleaning facilities.

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