Dodge Governor State Park was a place of our first meetup, three days camping, in 2010 and it is one of the best parks around the Madison. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/govdodge/
Governor Dodge State Park is one of the state's largest parks, with 5,350 acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. Located in Wisconsin's scenic driftless area, Governor Dodge offers camping, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, biking, hunting, fishing, off-road biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding opportunities.They also have boats and catamarans to rent. Let's meet there for picnic and fun! Bring your children and friends, food and drinks, swimsuits, canoes, bikes, outdoor games and smiles! My daughters Maria (14), Katrine (12), some of our friends and neighbors and I will be glad to see you there.
We will meet on the Cox Hollow beach. There are a picnic area with grills, bathrooms and showers, swimming area and a little shop where we can rent catamarans or boats or buy some ice-cream.