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Governor Dodge State Park

4175 Highway 23 North, Dodgeville, WI 53533
(608) 935-2315
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Dodgeville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Richland Center, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Clean lakes. Nice trails. The staff is the most informed and friendliest u could ask for the park is beautiful i camp here 2 or more weeks a year the fishing is spectacular and the kids and i love to swim in cox hollow lake

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Booked walk in site 269 awhile back. Wanted 263, but as it's the most popular site, you need to reserve far in advance. 269 ended up working out great. We had 6 people, 3 tents, & two dogs. It was a little tight, the tents were 2-3 person tent, but we fit fine. Cox Hollow Lake is beautiful! The no... More

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went without reservations for Memorial Day Weekend. Half of the family went on Thursday, the other half followed Friday night. You should definitely go a day or two early if you do not have reservations. When we arrived, the ranger showed me several sites to choose from in a notebook and asked me if I wanted to go look... More

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Rockford, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We decided to camp here and ride the Military Ridge bike trail. The last time I camped here was about 40 years ago when I was a child. The park is huge with two lakes and many trails to hike. We hiked the Stephens Falls trail to the water fall which is worth the short hike. The camp ground was... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been to Gov. Dodge a few times and have always greatly enjoyed the time spent! I have never stayed overnight, but love to go there for a day trip. We always have a great time and have never had any issues. The daily rate (as of May 2014) is $7 for WI plates and $10 for out of... More

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Niceville, Florida
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135 reviews 135 reviews
37 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Governor Dodge state park is a fantastic area, with two lakes, a couple ponds, lots of trails, and a great deal to do for those who like the outdoors. I've spent many days at Governor Dodge. And while its a wonderful resource and beautiful countryside, I've always been disappointed with the lack of investment in the actual lakes. Both lakes... More

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We were stopped twice by rangers for being too loud although there was literally only one or two campers near us and they didn't complain. I was told one more time and I get a hefty fine--I think it was around $200! We have camped for years at Devil's Lake with no problems what so ever. They were booked so... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I found Govern Dodge on a recommendation from a friend who heard it was a good place. My friends and I were looking for a place to camp and hike that was not too far of a drive from Chicago yet had campsites that felt like you were in the woods. The Friends of Governor Dodge site is great since... More

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