Camp at Governor Dodge State Park

Dodgeville, Wisconsin

4.8/5
based on 4 reviews

Description

Added by Grant Whitty

Take a short 0.5 mile hike to Stephen's Falls. This hike also offers cccess to Twin Valley Lake and Cox Hollow Lake and easy nearby camping.

You can make campground reservations ahead of time or drive into the park to talk to a ranger, and reserve a hike-in campsite for the a night.

Once you're all set up, you can hike to the beach of Cox Hollow Lake to hang out, go for a swim, or snap a few sunset photos.

There are beaches on both Cox Hollow and Twin Valley Lakes. Canoes are available for rent in the summer. After breakfast you can take a quick hike down to Stephen's Falls. Stephen Falls is an easy 0.5 mile hike that's good for families. The Falls is a great place to pack a lunch and chill.

Wisconsin State Law does not allow firewood from outside the area. One must purchase firewood either within the county (bring receipt to show ranger), or directly at the park.

Click here for a detailed map of the park.

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Features

Chillin
Camping
Photography
Swimming
Hiking
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
Lake
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

I hosted my sister's bachelorette party here years ago; we camped, hiked and did a homemade scavenger hunt. I love this park. We did the Stephens' Falls Trail, which is a super quick hike that features a pretty waterfall.   Summer in WI means bad bugs, especially near water.  Lake is nice to swim in!

Love coming here on hot days in the summer months. Renting a canoe with my sisters and paddling over to the rope swing is such a fond memory of mine!

I've been going to Governor Doge State Park since I was a little kid and I've always loved it. The park is massive with tons of things to do. You won't be bored, believe me. Hike. Swim. Explore. Fish. All that and more. The scenery is beautiful, too. Go out and enjoy it!

There were a few scenic sights on the hikes. It was fun and easy.

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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