Description

Set in amongst the bluffs, dips and valleys of classic Driftless Area topography, Governor Dodge Campground gives you access to one of Wisconsin’s largest and coolest parks. The camp welcomes tent campers, backpackers, horses and RVs and offers a variety of options for enjoying the surrounding area: biking, hiking, boating, horseback riding, swimming and more. Nestled close to Twin Valley and Cox Hollow Lakes, the view is fantastic and the recreation endless.
Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
221 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
RV details
Hookups available (sewage)
Ask about water hookup
Ask about television hookup
Ask about generators
Access type unknown, max length unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports
Swimming

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Governor Dodge Campground.

Beach
Cave
Forest
Lake
Swimming hole
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Hipcamper Josh
Josh H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 10th, 2015

My favorite time to visit is in Mid-May when the leaves are G R E E N and the bugs are minimal. Plus the crowds are typically smaller at this extremely busy park.

My favorite trail at Governor Dodge is the Lost Canyon Trail that starts with the decent to the gorgeous Stephen's Falls. My favorite time of year to go is around Mid-May when the leaves are G R E E N and the bugs are minimal.
Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany T.
didn't provide a recommendation.
March 12th, 2017

We grew up going here every summer. Sites are more private than they used to be, although weekends in the summer are packed! Must book a year out to ensure an electric site. Stevens Falls is a beautiful hike, even with a 2&4 year old in tow! Multiple beaches, some very full of goose poop, but so many great trails to hike!

Cox LakeTwin Valley LakeStevens Falls
Hipcamper Andrea
Andrea S.
didn't provide a recommendation.
June 14th, 2017

The Lost Canyon Trail is a must see. Stephens' Falls and the spring houses are great photo opportunities. The backpacking sites available in the park are secluded and very private, just remember to bring lots of insect repellent/mosquito nets.

Hipcamper Dianna
Dianna L.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 17th, 2017

For us, this was a great place during the dsy, and tgen every night was a big thunderstorm. Try it and see if you have thus experience. Beautiful area!

Hipcamper andrew
Andrew S.
recommends this listing.
August 21st, 2017

Invasive DNR agents

Hipcamper David
David B.
recommends this listing.
December 7th, 2018

Great campsites in a huge park! Many trails, lakes, forest and savannas to occupy you. Many electric hookups. Wisconsin requires a State Permit in addition to daily fees.

Hipcamper Colleen
Colleen E.
recommends this listing.
January 28th, 2019

Go with a guide if you're looking for climbing spots!

Hipcamper John
John T.
recommends this listing.
October 9th, 2019

A nice quiet campground with clean facilities. We stayed at site 16, which is wheelchair accessible. The site has an asphalt path to an accessible bathroom with a shower that we were given a key to. The asphalt pad in the site was in good shape, but our BAL leveler needed to be almost fully extended. The path to the bathroom needs to be repaved.

The site was more than large enough to accommodate our Jayco 1007 pop-up and the fire ring was a safe distance away. There was also plenty of foliage to make our site feel fairly private.

The park has an asphalt path to Stephens Falls and an overlook for people who can't climb down the stone steps to the base of the waterfall.

The path from site 16 to the bathroom isn't in the best shape.There's also an overlook above Stephens Falls for those who can't make it down the trail steps to the base of the falls.There's a paved path to Stephens Falls.It took almost the full extension of of BAL leveler to level our camper.
Hipcamper Angelique G.
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September 24th, 2018
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September 29th, 2018
Hipcamper Annie O.
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August 16th, 2018
Hipcamper Paul H.
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December 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Brooke B.
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December 7th, 2017
Hipcamper Claire M.
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August 18th, 2017
Hipcamper Pam P.
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August 16th, 2017
Hipcamper Karla W.
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July 17th, 2017
Hipcamper Andrea S.
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June 14th, 2017
Hipcamper Andrew D.
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June 2nd, 2017
Hipcamper Aren K.
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April 27th, 2017
Hipcamper Dianna L.
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April 2nd, 2017
Hipcamper Mark R.
recommends this listing.
March 19th, 2017
Park
Governor Dodge State Park
State
Wisconsin
Phone Number
(608)935-2315
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
43.021° N, 90.142° W
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