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Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville

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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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  • Gorgeous views from the shoreline, beach, boat, canoe, or kayak! This place is a little haven for all! Lots of hiking opportunities, or just drive around until you find that sweet spot. Fishing is fab...  more »
  • 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 wa...  more »
  • 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 wi...  more »