Dodgeville, Wisconsin

Governor Dodge State Park

Dodgeville, Wisconsin



Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Phone: (608) 935-2315

Sites: 269
Recent Rate: $22 3/2015

Latitude: 43.0166750325226
Longitude: -90.1415274949646

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

13 Reviews

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BenFranklinC

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, Had a family outing years ago here and enjoy the spacious spots. There are some restrictions but they can be worked with. Best part is the grounds are well kept. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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skate

Review Count: 36
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park. Lots of woods, valleys, meadows, lake, beach and a waterfall. Our site was wooded, very spacious with lots of shade, and level. All the sites in the Twin Valley Loop looked to be well shaded and level. The restroom/showers could be crowed as there are a lot of tent and popup campers. There was a long line waiting to use the one closest to us in the morning. There is a park permit requirement which is $10 for a day pass or $45 for a season pass, so our one nite fee was $32. We would stay here again. In the fall this park would be spectacular. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Motorhome.

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SkinnyMinny

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an absolutely beautiful park. We camped during the week and it was peaceful and quiet. The beach was clean and well maintained. The lake at Cox Hollow was clear and warm. Our campsite, site 327, was large, level and private. It had the perfect amount on sun and shade. The Twin Valley playground was huge, with plenty of things for the children to climb and swing on. The only down side was the amount of mosquitoes, gnats and flies. Overall a pleasant camping experience. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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stevebotts

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a huge state park. We stayed in site 349 in the Twin Valley loop. The site was level, easy in and out, was quite large and private. We were able to kayak in one of the lakes and hiked the Lost Canyon Trail. The rest rooms were clean and conveniently located. The only reason for a 9 for this park was no 30 amp, no water and no sewer. This is about normal for Wisconsin parks however. There is a day pass fee on top of the campground fee so we bought an annual pass for $35.00 since we will visit quite a few state parks in Wisconsin. We would like to come back and spend more time. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Delores M.

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful campground. We tend to come here in the fall to see the leaves turning colors and are never disappointed. We also hike the trails, see Stephen's Falls and do a run to several wineries in the area. This is a wonderful trip at any time of the year, but I really enjoy it in the Fall. The other campers seem to be courteous and polite with noise too. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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cnacamper

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

My very favorite park! this park has something for everyone and in a beautiful part of WI. Pet beaches are great for dogs. 2 lakes are spectacular for swimming and relaxing. Waterfall is very cool and easy to walk to. We stayed in Cox Hollow loop site 30 and it is great. Really nice playground and shower/bathrooms right there. Private sites are great. All of the sites in the outer loop of Cox Hollow were spacious and beautiful but no electric there which is fine for us tent campers. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Tent.

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campingwithourlabs

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We truly enjoy this campground and this state park! There are tons of walking trails, a hidden waterfall, and swimming areas designated just for dogs! There are well wooded and private, large sites. It is a must do for us every year! We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Mike Pula

Review Count: 34
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the park for 5 nights and found it to be a very good experience. The campgrounds were well laid out and maintained. The Park Staff was helpful and friendly. We spent much time on the trails of the park which are numerous. It also has two fairly good sized lakes for boating and fishing. The time of year was not right for using the beach area but it looked inviting and well maintained. We will certainly keep this on our list of destination spots in Wisconsin. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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meanderingman

Review Count: 134
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Based on good reviews, we went to this park intending to stay for 3 days. The office had the most comprehensive guide to camp sites we have ever seen in 10 years of full-timing, including photos and written descriptions including details on whether or not it is necessary to back up or down a grade to get into the site. We did not actually stay there; we balked at their pricing policies. Base price for site with 30 amp power only was $22, plus $10 a day vehicle pass; $32 total. (For persons who are going to spend more time in Wisconsin State Parks there is an annual pass for $35, but it didn't help us.) We went to nearby Tom's Campground which turned out to be gorgeous and a much better value at $20 w water and 30 amp power and no daily entrance fee. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Riverrat16

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful state park! We stayed in Twin Valley 2 area of the campground and our site was large, wooded and private. Lots of great hiking trails. The beach area is very nice. We really enjoyed our stay and plan to come back in the fall and enjoy the beautiful fall colors and tour the House on the Rock. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Campgirl

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent sites, showers and restrooms spotless and maintained frequently, beautiful areas and friendly staff. This is a fantastic campground. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Motorhome.

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eastlick

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall a very nice park. We would return again. Bathroom and shower were adequate but not very clean during the busy weekend that we stayed. We stayed at Cox Hollow site #96&97. Site #96 was nice and level with gravel for a base. Site #97 was terraced with a large area to back into and steps going down to another level for a gazebo tent/etc, than another lower area with the fire pit. This was a beautiful site although it was difficult to maneuver with small children (we had two 2 year olds). The sites were surrounded by trees and vegetation and were very private. I am rating it an 8 due to the bathrooms/showers and a very slight issue with some noise. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Tent.

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AndersonFamily

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2005 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

I normally don't like the big parks - pack 'em in like cordwood and treat 'em lousy! However, I had a wonderful surprise at this State Park. It is large and very spread out so each campground has spacious sites and has an isolated feeling. You don't feel like you're camping in a sardine can. Most sites had a wide level gravel pad great for a Class A. Wood is sold ($5/box and you pick the pieces). There are two main campgrounds: Twin Valley and Cox Hollow. We camped in Twin Valley (don't know about Cox Hollow). There are two areas in Twin Valley: Wooded and Open sites. The wooded are very wooded - so much so I felt a bit confined. However the open sites have lush vegitation around their perimeter (so you don't see your neighbor) and have a large sitting area (great for campfire conversations). Facilities were clean. Some "Dual Sites" which are two adjacent sites great for multi-rig gatherings. You'll need a separate vehicle to get to the swimming beaches or drive to trail-heads (so the motorhome without a Toad is at a disadvantage). Beaches looked great as did the trails. Interpretative programs on some weekends but not during the week. Few bugs, not bad. Has both Cell Phone and Blackberry coverage. We camped at Governor Dodge State Park in a Motorhome.

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