Video of Governor Dodge State Park Campgrounds for Backpackers, Groups, and Horse Riders – Dodgeville, Wisconsin
Governor Dodge State Park is Wisconsin’s second largest park with an area of 5,270 acres. It is named after Henry Dodge, the first Territorial Governor. The glaciers of the last Ice Age bypassed this area and left intact valleys sculpted out of 450 million year old sandstone. Human occupation of the area dates back over 8,000 years. There are two man-made lakes in the park, Cox Hollow and Twin Valley, that are encircled with miles of trails for hiking, biking, skiing, and horseback riding. The Military Ridge State Trail continues all the way to Madison. There are 269 family campsites, eight group campsites, 11 for horse campers and six that require a hike in the back country. Camping reservations are recommended for this very popular park in the heart of Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. Nearby is the restored Cornish lead mining community of Pendarvis and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin. This video includes the campgrounds for groups, horseback riders and backpackers. Music copyright 2008 by Maury Smith. Slide show and photographs copyright 2008, Creative Juice LLC.
Governor Dodge State Park