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Discover Governor Dodge State Park

With more than 5,000 acres of steep bluffs, scenic valleys, and picture-perfect lakes, Governor Dodge State Park is one of the largest state parks in Wisconsin. Located just to the north of Dodgeville, it's easily accessible from Madison and is the ideal spot for a weekend getaway (or something a little longer).

When you visit Governor Dodge State Park you can hike along 40-odd miles of trails, swim and fish in two man-made lakes, indulge in a host of winter sports, and just enjoy the serenity of nature. And with two campgrounds and more than 260 campsites available, the park is perfect for RV camping.

So, why not find yourself a rental RV near Governor Dodge State Park and start planning your next camping vacation?

Getting Outdoors

With 5,270 acres of pristine terrain to explore, you shouldn't have any trouble finding something to do in Governor Dodge State Park. Once you've parked your rental RV and set up camp, the first thing you might like to do is set out on foot to explore some of the park's near 40 miles of hiking trails.

At just over a mile long, Lakeview Trail is a pleasant loop that offers great views of your wooded surroundings as well as Cox Hollow Lake. Stephens' Falls Trail, a half-mile trek to a pretty waterfall, is also well worth checking out. And if you're feeling energetic, you'll relish the walk through forests, prairies, and open meadows on the five-mile Meadow Valley Trail.

But if you don't feel like hiking, you don't have to. The majority of trails are also open to mountain biking, and, if you visit in the winter months, you can also take to many trails on cross-country skis or a snowmobile. Just check a park map and trail descriptions to find out which routes you're allowed to take.

When you're not out on the trails, most of the activity in the park centers on its two man-made lakes: Twin Valley Lake and Cox Hollow Lake. Both lakes have boat launch ramps if you want to get out on the water, with electric motors only allowed. You can also rent canoes and row boats on Cox Hollow Lake from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day, as well as on the weekends during spring and fall.

If you feel like dangling a line in the water, bass, walleye, panfish, and more can all be caught here. If you'd prefer to do a spot of swimming yourself and escape the summer heat, both lakes have their own swimming beaches. This is a relaxing way to cool off after a day of activity, but there are no lifeguards on duty, so swim at your own risk.

Camping at Governor Dodge State Park

If you want to camp with an RV at Governor Dodge State Park, book an RV in Iowa County and book yourself a site in one of the park's two campgrounds:

  • Twin Valley Campground. This campground features 150 campsites, a little over half of which have electrical hookups. Showers and modern restrooms are centrally located, while vault toilets are also provided. Drinking water is available at various points throughout the campground, while two sites are accessible to people with disabilities. Other features include a kids' playground, a dump station, and six walk-in tent sites. Reservations are required from the start of May through the end of October.
  • Cox Hollow Campground. This 118-site campground mostly offers primitive sites with no hookups, but two ADA-accessible sites here do feature electric hookups. There are also a couple of hike-in tent sites, while modern restrooms and showers are provided. Drinking water is available throughout the campground, which also features a kids' playground and an RV dump station. Reservations are required from May through Labor Day.

Exploring the Area

There are so many recreational activities to enjoy in Governor Dodge State Park that you might struggle to find time to fit them all in. But once you're ready to load up your RV rental and hit the road again, you'll find plenty of other attractions worth visiting just a short drive away.

For example, the excellent fishing, swimming, and boating of Yellowstone Lake State Park is just 25 miles to the southeast, while culture vultures can be at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in a little over two hours.

If you'd rather head to a major center, Madison is less than 50 miles to the east. While you're there, make sure you take the time to explore the Olbrich Botanical Gardens, which feature 16 acres of colorful flora. Henry Vilas Zoo is also a great destination for any wildlife lover and a wonderful place to end your Governor Dodge State Park RV camping adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are RV rentals?

Renting an RV lets you enjoy the flexibility of RV travel without all the costs and maintenance of ownership. With a rental, you can book the perfect rig for any trip just like you would a car or hotel. With Outdoorsy, you rent directly from the RV owner but get the backing of programs like roadside assistance, insurance, and stellar support from real, live people 24/7.

How much are average RV rentals?

On average, you can expect to pay between $75 and $150 per night to rent most small trailers and campervans. Larger trailers and motorhomes could cost $100 to $250 per night. Renting an RV for a longer time can be even more affordable–a week or month-long rental could average out to less than $60 per day.

Are there RV rentals with unlimited mileage?

Yes! Each RV owner can choose whether to offer unlimited miles on their vehicles. You’ll be able to see if unlimited mileage is an option on any listing you check out. If unlimited miles are not available, you’ll be able to see what is included with the base rate and what extra miles will cost.

Are RV rentals pet-friendly?

Many RV owners allow pets in their rentals. Be sure to check the listing to see if it’s an option for the rig you have your eye on. You’ll be able to see if there is an extra deposit or fee for pets before you request a booking.

Do RV rentals offer delivery?

Having an RV delivered to your home or destination is a great way to simplify your trip. Many RV owners offer delivery and setup services, usually for an extra fee or within a certain distance of their location. Each listing shows whether or not delivery is an option.

Are there RV rentals near me?

RV rentals are available all over the country! Whether you want to pick up an RV near home to set out an epic road trip or if you want to have one ready at your destination, you can search by location for any type of rig.

RV rental vs buying?

Renting an RV is an affordable way to get all the benefits of RV travel without the maintenance and overhead of ownership. It’s also a great way to try out the lifestyle and different types of rigs before you take the plunge and buy your own. Already own an RV? Consider renting yours out to bring in some extra income.

How many people can sleep in an RV?

Small travel trailers and campervans can usually sleep 2-4 people comfortably. Mid-size trailers and motorhomes usually sleep 4-8. Bigger rigs often sleep 6-10, some even 12!

Why choose Outdoorsy vs Craigslist or Airbnb?

Security, for one. Outdoorsy helps protect RV owners and renters with excellent support and insurance options, and a secure platform for listings, communication, and payments. There are plenty of other reasons though, like roadside assistance, detailed listings, and a wide variety of RVs to choose from.

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