Governor Dodge State Park, Dodgeville

#15 of 57 in Nature in Wisconsin
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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  • August 11, 2017
    We enjoyed another great stay. We arrived on Wednesday and were able to get a double first come camping site. We had one side and friends had the other side. Perfect if you are travels with family and...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    We spent three nights here (first week in August) and enjoyed it! Our campsite was quite large and very nicely wooded. We had a pop up trail and could have easily fit a tent on the site. It was sunny ...  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    Went for a wonderful paddle in a canoe and then a couple of hour hike. Hardily recommend for a day in the woods and water.  more »

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