Governor Dodge State Park

State / Provincial Park, Trail, Campground
4175 Wisconsin 23 Trunk
Dodgeville, WI


  • If your GPS tells you to turn on Goldmine Rd, don't do it. It's a trail, not a road.
  • Watch out for the 'coons, they are NOT shy here.
  • Governor Dodge has beautiful lakes, hiking, and camping. the perfect escape to the great outdoors! (Plus, you can BYOBeer and REALLY do as the 'sconnies do!)
  • Watch out for the raccoons. They come out at dusk. We saw them spying on us. Hide your food and garbage.
  • Be sure to check out Stephen's Falls - easy, short hike to one if the few falls in central Wisconsin.
  • Pine Cliff trail is the best!
  • Leashed dogs are welcome on all the trails at this state park.
  • Check out the falls
  • Meadow Valley is a 5-mile loop from Cox Beach. The 8-ft wide trail has a handful of reasonably steep climbs through both forest & meadow highlands w/ great lake views. Moderate level of difficulty.
  • Excellent state park for camping. Both wooded and open sites and most are very large (big enough for 2 tents).
  • Awesome place for camping, though watch out, some camp lots have poison ivy on and near them...
  • Been coming here since I was a little girl! Its beautiful! Lots of memories and cox hollow beach is one of the best in the state! Beautiful! Make sure to hike to Indian joes cave!

Nearby places

governor Dodge state park
Dodgeville, WI 53533
3911-3957 County Road Z