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Governor Dodge State Park

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This is a 5,000+ acre park with two campgrounds, boat rentals, fishing, picnicking and hiking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Great lake and beach

Great break from the blue green algae on Madison lakes. Great beach with grassy area too to picnic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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4175 Highway 23 North, Dodgeville, WI 53533
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a 5,000+ acre park with two campgrounds, boat rentals, fishing, picnicking and hiking. There are two lakes and a waterfall that is picture worthy. Because it is in the "Driftless Area", it boasts sandstone bluffs, deep valleys and steep hills. There is something...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great break from the blue green algae on Madison lakes. Great beach with grassy area too to picnic or toss a football or frisbee. Can rent paddle boats or canoes too. We didn't fish but did see some fishermen catch some nice sized ones!

2  Thank 381karat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent Father's Day in this park visiting younger family members who were camping. We had never been in this park before, it is just beautiful and filled with trees and hiking trails and water … even has a dog beach which is always appreciated...More

Thank Marilinda69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love this park. In summer, we visit for hiking and biking on trails. We have recently started kayaking more too. The two lakes here are perfect for kayaking with limitations for boat traffic that keep the water calm for paddlers. Love the structure of...More

Thank Patti S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The area is beautiful. There are high hills, valleys, stone bluffs, and lakes. It has to be absolutely gorgeous in fall when all the leaves change. We just spent part of the day but there are campgrounds, boat rentals, fishing areas, bike trails,hiking trails, swimming...More

1  Thank Linda B
Reviewed May 28, 2018

I was invited to go camping with my fiancee and her family over Memorial Day weekend at Governor Dodge State Park. There are campsites with electrical access; it's recommended that you get one, and if you're going to be roughing it in a tent, bring...More

4  Thank Christopher T
Reviewed May 27, 2018

Walked around Gov. Dodge state park today and really enjoyed Cox Hollow Lake and Stephens Falls. Many more places to see there as well. Places to picnic, canoe, kayak etc.

Thank BMiller2013
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Typical state park for camping. Friendly employees. Rates vary for out of state and in state campers...Also it seems weekdays and weekends differ. Nice settings for sites. Mosquitoes decided to populate while we were here!

Thank funrt2007
Reviewed December 12, 2017

Spent a whole day here very nice views and peaceful. There is so much to see and not enough room on here to tell it all.

Thank mikemP8049XA
Reviewed November 29, 2017

I love that this State Park is only a 10-minute drive from home. Whether you want a great place for a picnic or to camp for a few days, you'll love this park. The terrain is very hilly with lots of flora & fauna. Enjoy...More

Thank sunryze
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Elena D
April 2, 2018|
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Response from Steven B | Reviewed this property |
Lots of trails and miles of roads to ride on.
Em D
May 27, 2017|
Response from Don H | Reviewed this property |
I haven't rented one in years, but I recall it being rather expensive. Something like a 2 hour minimum and approximately $20/hour.
Shelley W
July 14, 2016|
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Response from would2 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's just a park with trails.