Tammie R.
Valparaiso, IN
Joined May 2018
Recent divorces after 30 years. Currently sharing mynew adventures with a energy infused pu!
Secluded and quiet

I stopped into the campground while at Governor Thompson state park. It was perfect, for me. Each site was by itself. The campground is very dmall and has no running water or campstore. They don't even sell firewood. But, the lake is beautiful and a few of the sites have lake access. Its the perfect lake for kayaking. There is a beach which i hung out at all afternoon with my dog and read a book. We never saw anyone. They only have pit toliets but I never smelled them. No bath house. Seriously, nothing but a lake. I didnt even see a boat launch and I hiked all around the lake. Sites 11, 12 and 13 had lake access.


Park is located in the Peshtigo River state forest. Pet friendly!! Your pets are aloud on trails and with you at your campsite. They must be on a 6 ft leash. The park is beautiful. What surprised me the most was the pit toliets that looked like tiny houses. Pictures are attached. There is a small lake which is great for kayak and swimming. This park also has a boat launch onto the Cauldron Falls Reservoir. I've attached photos of the map. Almost all the campsites are private and hidden away in their own little spots. There are a few hiking trails which i enjoyed spending time on. If you go down the street a bit you will find Old Veterans state park which has a secluded quiet lake and beach. I spent an afternoon at the beach and never saw a soul. There is not a camp store. The only thing you can buy at the park is firewood.

A quiet little peace of heaven

There arent many amenities in any of the campgrounds in this part of the country. The best review I can give is that the pit toliets are very clean and big. Its so quiet and dark at night that u can hear everything and aee every star! It truly is heaven. There r bike trails in the campground. Im not a rider so I can't review them but a lot of people used them as my site was next to the trail head.

Dunes state park

The park is close to me so I use it a lot for hiking and relaxing on the beach. Most of the hiking trails are on the dunes, which makes for a great work out. I use it more in the winter because the summers are busy. The campground is ok. There arent a lot of sites and they r a little close together for my liking but the park is clean and so r the bathrooms.


What a beautiful campground. Located on the river. Spectacular sunrises and quiet. Non-electric and very clean pit toliets. The misquitos were crazy but a little misquito repellent and my pup and I were good to go. The hiking trails are awesome and the river is perfect for kayaking and fishing

Awesome weekend getaway!

River and I took a quick little weekend away. We enjoyed the many hiking trails and, of course, the lake. This was Rivers first time in the kayak this year so we took it slow. she loved wearing her new lifejacket. The primitive campground was nice lots of loud child, however. Its kind of a double edge sword as I am happy to see so many families camping with their kids but i missed hearing the wildlife. I found a private site, which will now be "my spot".