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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  • This is a beautiful park with hiking trails, camping, and swimming. The staff is courteous and helpful. You can buy a day pass and go hiking, etc or buy a year pass and go whenever you like.  more »
  • This was our first visit to Governor Dodge and I’d like to say the park is beautiful. The camp sites are large and very quiet. We were there for a week in which we endured a lot of cold and rain and m...  more »
  • We had a wonderful 3 night stay at Governor Dodge State Park. We had a nice wooded campsite near flush toilets and showers (site 351). Other nearby sites would be preferable only because they were fla...  more »

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