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Governor Dodge State Park

4175 Highway 23 North, Dodgeville, WI 53533
+1 608-935-2315
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a good hike a lot to look at

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

Reviewed 12 December 2017
mikemP8049XA
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United States
Large State Park with TWO lakes

I love that this State Park is only a 10-minute drive from home. Whether you want a great place... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2017
sunryze
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Dodgeville, Wisconsin
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“hiking trails” (12 reviews)
“twin valley” (12 reviews)
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4175 Highway 23 North, Dodgeville, WI 53533
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+1 608-935-2315
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Reviewed 12 December 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
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Reviewed 29 November 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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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank valentine214622017
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Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

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 my only complaint...More

Thank Vickie H
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

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 flatter. We enjoyed 2 small hikes. Stephan Falls hike is...More

Thank Williamsfam2017
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

If you are a hiker this park is a stop you must make! The trails are wonderful and a great workout! The falls trail is worth the trip to the bottom of the trail. Some of the trails are a little rocky, but well worth...More

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Have you ever grasped at a small loose thread only to find that it seems to endlessly unravel? I went to Governor Dodge State Park and was not very impressed at first. A couple of lakes, meadows, no real big trees… but that soon changed....More

Thank Steven B
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

So I'm on a mission to hit as many Wisconsin State Parks and I can't believe that I've not been here since I've gone to House on The Rock twice (which I found out is right down the road) it is a beautiful park. It...More

Thank Jamie M
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We visited Governor Dodge yesterday to go hiking. The park had a pretty good trail system and we thought it would provide us with some longer hiking options by connecting some of the trails. We are avid hikers, so we enjoy length and elevation changes....More

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Camped with friends and family here, first time for me. Very nice campsite, very wooded and quiet. Clean, well kept and friendly staff. Will return for future getaways.

Thank JohnAlanRiegel
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Em D
27 May 2017|
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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.
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Shelley W
14 July 2016|
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Response from would2 | Reviewed this property |
No, it's just a park with trails.
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15 August 2015|
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Response from traveler2232 | Reviewed this property |
They only have paddle boats and canoes for rent.
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