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Decent WI site

Started by ghacker, 08/31/2008 11:05PM
Posted 08/31/2008 11:05PM | Edited 08/31/2008 11:07PM Opening Post
Just came back from a short trip to Governors State Park. Highly recommended for dark starved astronomers. Mag 6.2-6.5 skies which blew me away compared to the suburban Chgo. area I'm used to.

Sites in the upper "Hollow Cox section best. I had site #53 right next to a playground area that offered a pretty good view all the way around the horizon. Good foilage coverage around the entire perimeter so you don't bother campers and you have some privacy. The campsite itself wasn't bad although the north and east coverage wasn't as good as west and south.

Park amenities are nice for families-2 beaches, good trails, and a real challenge for bikers. Water, showers, and real bathrooms are nearby.
Posted 09/09/2008 06:10PM #1
Which Govenor? Wisconsin has about 5 state parks named for governors. Governor Dodge is a very nice park, but I'm not sure that it's very dark with the nearby town.

Sweet the coming on
Of grateful evening mild; then silent night
With this her solemn bird and this fair moon,
And these the gems of heaven, her starry train.
--John Milton