Our group stayed at sites 268, 269, and 270 in the Twin Valley campground. Sites 268 and 270 were large, but our site on 269 was the smallest and half of it was unusable due to the river that flowed through it in the rain! Had to set our tent up right next to the fire ring, as that was the only spot that wasn’t muddy, so we couldn’t have a decent fire. During the rain the water was ankle deep under the picnic table. It appears that a water runoff pipe goes under the path that leads to 271 and flows into this site. 268 was electric, 269 and 270 were not and were walk to sites. Gravel trails leading from parking to the sites were well maintained. 270 also has a private trail leading out to a beautiful bluff area. We walked down and checked out 271, which is where we will stay next year! The park itself is huge. We walked to Steven’s Falls which is beautiful. There are a lot of slippery stone stairs up and down, but if you take your time it’s well worth the effort. We also took the Lakeview trail which was pretty. Unfortunately the weather didn’t cooperate so we weren’t able to go out canoeing, but the lakes looked nice from the shore. Firewood is sold at the park for $5 a bundle, but there are also private sellers along the road who have better prices- we were very happy with the wood sold off the trailer next to the Don Q Inn.
Stayed here last year with a group of friends! Had 2 different group sites and both were awesome! A lot of space and not close to other group sites so it was nice to not have to worry about surrounding people! We have a loud group and had no complaints since they are nice and spaced apart. The hiking trails are awesome and some beautiful sights! Would definitely recommend.
Spent a few nights a couple yrs ago. We reserved online and arrived late so we were setting up in the dark. We backed up easily into the site and was surrounded in quiet and darkness. There are a ton of hiking trails, a couple lakes/ponds to enjoy, and saw horses on the trails. We were close enough to water faucets, flush toilets and showers, pit toilets, and playgrounds. There was a worry of wild parsnips, so my daughter dressed like it was October and didn't enjoy the hikes as much as i was hoping.
There were a lot of people and everyone was friendly, but it wasn't as quiet and remote as I thought it might be. Lots of people hiking to the waterfall and other trails.
I stayed in a group site, which was good sized. It was right next to another group site with a very large group, but we couldn’t really see or hear them unless walking by the entrance to their site (ours was past their site). Pit toilets were well cared for and clean. Regular restroom and showers were a little bit of a walk, but totally doable for fit adults. We had biked there, so were glad they weren’t much farther. Showers were also maintained and clean. Mosquitoes have been bad in WI this year, but they really weren’t bad there! There was a really nice lake and concession stand on the way in, we just didn’t make use of them once we biked out to the group sites. I didn’t check out the main campground, but I certainly would look into that another time!
We stayed at a hike in site in May and had great hanging options for our hammocks, excellent privacy in the hike-in sites, and beautiful options for hiking, fishing, and photography. Plus- so close to home (Madison area).
We stumbled on Gov. Dodge a few years ago on a impromptu camp weekend. Needless to say we loved it! So many great hiking trails with cliffs, bluffs, caves, waterfalls, old architecture that displays the great history of the area. There are 2 camp grounds, Cox Hollow and Twin Valley, named for the lakes they are by. Camp grounds are both great, but we tend to stay in Twin Valley more for some reason. Facilities are great, however the wood they sell for fires is not very good. We recommend a little shop right down the road that will have a giant pile sitting out front and the owner plucking away at his guitar on the front porch. Rentals are available for both lakes, which are beautiful but small since they are man made. There is decent fishing and swim areas aren't bad. One of our goto nature escapes! Happy Trails!
We were stopped by inclement weather it other than that it was great. Cool spring house and great waterfall and creeks. Wish we could have finashed the cave hike. The lake was beautiful too. Maps were a little confusing.
I love coming here. It's very convenient to get to and it has some great campsites. I recommend going in the Fall to see some great Fall colors!