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Governor Dodge State Park

Address: 4175 Highway 23 North, Dodgeville, WI 53533
Phone Number: (608) 935-2315
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Dodgeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors

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Neenah, Wisconsin, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We buy the yearly state park sticker so when we travel the state we get to experience new places. This is another Wisconsin gem that is worth the visit. Unfortunately, two recent tornado's closed a few of the trails (Fall 2014). We will definitely return....This time with our Trek bikes!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We couldn't find anything wrong with this. Peaceful, park personnel very helpful and VERY,VERY CLEAN.

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Franksville, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Wonderful park and great rangers! The trails are maintained really well and are easily followed. Our site was wonderful and the other campers very considerate. The warm showers made the stay complete. Would visit again and again!

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Went here as a teenager to enjoy the beach and solitude. Hiking there this past weekend was fabulously peaceful. Stephen's Fall is home to a small waterfall and a very peaceful resting spot. We hiked Lost Canyon and Uplands trails. Lost Canyon is a really nice mix of inclines and scenary. The leaves and colors are just starting to come... More 

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

As a repeat visitor to Governor Dodge State Park I can share that their camping layout and facilities are as good as they come. You can choose one of several group camping grounds or you can choose the individual camping grounds. My experience is with the group sites. They were clean and each had a fire pit that was cleaned... More 

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wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We love going here to swim, walk and run. They have many trails in differing lengths. You can also rent paddle boats and canoes. There are two different beaches. We live near by so we do not camp there but I hear it is a great place to camp. We love being so close to Governor Dodge Park.

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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I love going to Governor Dodge State Park. Multiple hiking, bike & horse trails. Fishing & boating lakes. A waterfall. 2 beaches AND a separate "dog beach". There is a little bit for everyone here!

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Lake Villa, Illinois, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have stayed at a number of Wisconsin State Parks over the years. This park had jumped to the top of our list. From the talks, to the lakes, to the rock formations, and caves... This is a great park to visit. Value? Heck yes! Governor Dodge State Park offers 2 lakes for swimming, boating, fishing as well as a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We just got back from a camping trip here. There was recently a tornado that swept through the area and some of the campsites and trails got hit. Our site was kind of sandy with small twigs everywhere and many of the trails were closed due to the risk of danger. There were still a few trails open and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This location is really awesome place to stay at this is my second time here in two years. Love the lake and pkenty of sites to choose from...just need to book early some sites are prime realestate for the camping world. It cost me 20 dollars for two days camping with family reserving a site non electric but they do... More 

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