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Governor Dodge State Park

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Address: 4175 Highway 23 North, Dodgeville, WI 53533
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+1 608-935-2315

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Great experience, fun camping!

There is a super cool place here just across the road from the lake with a fun rock wall to climb and if you go at the right time you could attempt to ice climb here as well. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Alex L
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Mineral Point, Wi
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although it is a permit required state park, the winding drive from entrance to the lake itself is beautiful! Fall colors abound, and the beach at the lake is more deserted than during summer months. Wildlife everywhere and just abrealxing time to sit and enjoy Mother Nature.

Thank Joanie6547
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is a super cool place here just across the road from the lake with a fun rock wall to climb and if you go at the right time you could attempt to ice climb here as well. I would highly recommend winter camping here as well because there is plenty of wood to pull from the land to make... More 

Thank Alex L
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in the area visiting Taliesin and House on the Rock, we decided to spend a late afternoon swimming in one of the lakes at Governor Dodge State Park. On July 4th weekend it was busy, but not unpleasantly so. The beach is clean and the water clear and the other swimmers friendly. Very glad we stopped and look forward... More 

Thank Brad A
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I've been to Governor Dodge two times now. One time in August and one time in December. For a small State Park it's really nice. The lake and beaches provide plenty of opportunities and swim and canoe and there are enough trails to keep you busy for two days or three days. I had a ton of fun camping here... More 

Thank Matt T
Brookfield, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Many great hiking trails with diverse terrain. Camp sites were beautiful. Will plan to check this park out again.

Thank Lisa L
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30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

We visited for the candlelight hike and it was fantastic. Luminaries line one side of the 1.5 mile Lakeview Trail. There are a few spots when a flashlight was handy so as not to trip on tree roots, but most of the time we kept it turned off. Some people had glow sticks/necklaces/etc., which was fun to see. The weather... More 

Thank Lisa-Hip
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Came to the state park with my friend who took my hiking into the forest part of the park and the view is just amazing! He had a pass so the attraction was free but there was so many people sunbathing and enjoying the heat and swimming in the lake. There was people on their boats and it was such... More 

Thank Megan B
Brimfield, Illinois
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This state park has it all. Beaches, trails, canoe and kayak rentals. Fishing and swimming. You probably could not even walk on the main road for 8 hours and walk it all. Camping numerous spots. They even have winter camping sites, for those die hard campers. It's just a beautiful state park.

1 Thank Lori R
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27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

2 lakes with very nice beaches and canoe rental. Large state park good activities year round. A really nice facility for the entire family

1 Thank R4038
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite State Park in Wisconsin. Multiple hiking trails. Hills & valleys. Splendid driftless landscapes. Clean beaches with well maintained bathrooms and picnic areas. A gem! Spacious camping sites. Beautiful views throughout the park.

Thank TosaMom0607

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