Governor Dodge State Park
Governor Dodge State Park is located in Iowa County, about three miles north of Dodgeville on Highway 23. At one time the ridges in the driftless area were filled with a vast treeless prairie with no natural lakes. As the State park evolved two manmade lakes were formed with earthten dams. Those became Cox Hollow and Twin Valley. The fishing is good year-round for bass, walleye, muskie and panfish. There are eight separate picnic areas. Shelters are available at Enee Point, Twin Valley and the amphitheater.
Governor Dodge has 269 campsites in Twin Valley and Cox Hollow campgrounds. Electrical hookups are available at 80 sites. There are also eight group campsites that accomodate groups of fifteen to forty at Hickory Ridge. Only tents are allowed in this area. Also available are backpack, horse and winter camping sites.
There are forty miles of hiking trails at Governor Dodge. They range in length from .5 miles to fifteen miles. The park provides a connector trail to the 40-mile Military Ridge State Trail, which is open to bicycling, hiking and snowmobiles when there is enough snow. All are open to hiking, except on ski trails when they are snow-covered. Recreation and activities include hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, camping, picnicking, swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hunting, trapping, cross-country skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing sledding and snowmobiling.
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- Governor Dodge State Park
4175 State Highway 23 N
Dodgeville, WI 53533
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