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Governor Dodge State Park

4175 Highway 23 North, Dodgeville, WI 53533
+1 608-935-2315
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The day we visited was grey, windy and unseasonably cool, so no one was using the beaches, and very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago

Very beautiful views. Well kept. They were very helpful. They were all friendly. They knew alot of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Diana J
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“horse trails” (7 reviews)
“twin valley” (10 reviews)
“paddle boats” (7 reviews)
4175 Highway 23 North, Dodgeville, WI 53533
+1 608-935-2315
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The day we visited was grey, windy and unseasonably cool, so no one was using the beaches, and very few were even fishing. We did use one short trail and enjoyed the comparative seclusion. I got to watch a lot of birds, and even saw...More

Thank J-9inIA
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very beautiful views. Well kept. They were very helpful. They were all friendly. They knew alot of different tourest areas. Suggested diners that were able to accomidate someone in a wheelchair. We will be going there again this summer. We are looking forward to spending...More

Thank Diana J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely state park with great camping facilities, nestled by 2 small lakes. The campsites in the Twin Valley campgrounds were all separated from each other by natural foliage, which helps to give shade & privacy to the sites. Hiking trails were great, although we only...More

Thank AurorasEnvy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were passing by and decided to have a quick look and picnic. We paid the one hour fee instead of the daily. After hiking a short trail we went back to the gate to pay for another hour so we could check out the...More

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a beautiful and well run park. A ranger was running the entrance and was super helpful and the trails were all well marked.

Thank ohsdramaqueen
Reviewed 3 April 2017

It was raining during our visit but bundled up in rain gear, we made the best of it. The rain made it an even more magical visit, felt a but like the pacific NW. Lots of trails for hiking, 2 lakes for swimming and so...More

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

I love to fish here. There are two lakes to choose from. Cox Hollow has a ton of pan fish and Twin Valley has some larger fish. Both offer convenient boat access and a plethora of beautiful scenery. You can camp, hike and swim as...More

Thank Don H
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Although it is a permit required state park, the winding drive from entrance to the lake itself is beautiful! Fall colors abound, and the beach at the lake is more deserted than during summer months. Wildlife everywhere and just abrealxing time to sit and enjoy...More

Thank Joanie6547
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

There is a super cool place here just across the road from the lake with a fun rock wall to climb and if you go at the right time you could attempt to ice climb here as well. I would highly recommend winter camping here...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 8 February 2017

While in the area visiting Taliesin and House on the Rock, we decided to spend a late afternoon swimming in one of the lakes at Governor Dodge State Park. On July 4th weekend it was busy, but not unpleasantly so. The beach is clean and...More

Thank Brad A
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Shelley W
Is there a nature center? and are there activities every day that the kids can sign up for?
15 July 2016|
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Response from would2 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's just a park with trails.
Can you rent paddle boards?
15 August 2015|
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Response from traveler2232 | Reviewed this property |
They only have paddle boats and canoes for rent.
Hi we have tiny camper, will need electric site and wish to be near the shower/bathroom facility. Wondering which sites you would recommend?
14 April 2015|
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