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Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville

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State Park
Governor Dodge State Park is a 5270acre Wisconsin state park outside Dodgeville in Iowa County, Wisconsin. Named after Henry Dodge, the first governor of the Wisconsin Territory, the park contains geologic features indicative of the Driftless Area. It is located 4.1 miles north of the Central business district of the City of Dodgeville.The land is mostly oak and hickory forest with some sandstone bluff outcroppings and one named waterfall, Stephen's Falls. Common activities include boating (electric motors only), fishing, picnicking and swimming on the park's two lakes, Cox Hollow Lake and Twin Valley Lake. There is a boat launch, dam and a swimming area at each of the lakes. Away from the lakes one can find hiking trails, cross-country ski trails, mountain bike trails and horse trails. Seasonal activities include hunting in the fall and snowmobiling in the winter.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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. Y...  more »
  • 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. ...  more »