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Hunting Season Soon

Governor Dodge State Park will be open for hunting starting Oct 15. The park has had a long tradition of hunting and this will continue. For more information check out our Current Conditions page for hunting seasons or go to dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/hunt

Candlelight Hike - CANCELLED

UPDATE 10/12 - The event has been cancelled due to predicted rain and winds.

Join us for a Candlelight Hike Sat 10/12/19. Sponsored by the Friends of Governor Dodge State Park. 7pm-9pm at Cox Hollow Beach. We will be on Lakeview Trail.

Share the Trails Event Aug 17

Share the Trails Event on Aug 17th at the Horse Campground. Hikers, Bikers and Horse Riders are invitied to meet the horses and learn how we can all safely share the trails. 2:00-4:00 at the Governor Dodge State Park Horse Campground.

Free Ice Cream!

Vehicle Admission Stickers required.
Sponsored by Friends of Governor Dodge State Park - Equestrians

FWSP Gold Seal Awards Voting

The Friends of Wisconsin State Parks has opened voting for their annual Gold Seal Awards. You can vote for your favorite parks in categories like: Best state park concession for ice cream, Best state park for a family picnic, Best state park with a handicap accessible trail, Best state park with scenic bluffs and many others. You will find the announcement and can vote here.

Equestrian Poker Ride Sunday June 2

Follow a marked trail with 5 Stops along the way. Collect poker chips to trade for poker cards. Best hand wins cash prize! Starts at 9:30 a.m. Negative Coggins Required.
Note: State Park Open House this weekend. No park sticker or trail pass required.
REGISTER ONLINE at www.GovDodgeEquestrians.com

New Reservation System - Changes to Campgrounds

The Wisconsin State Park System has a new reservation system for camping and shelter reservations. To make reservations, simply go to wiparks.net or call 1-888-947-2757.

Governor Dodge will also see some changes to the campsite configurations in Twin Valley and Cox Hollow Campgrounds:

Gov Dodge Equestrians Raffle

In August of 2018, the Friends of Governor Dodge State Park Equestrian committee was presented with an amazing offer and a giant challenge: raise $25,000 by year’s end for the new equestrian campground at Governor Dodge and receive a dollar for dollar match.  Community members and horse enthusiasts from all around the state truly rose to the challenge, giving more than $29,500 in match-eligible funds.  Thanks to the generosity of the match donors and the resounding support of the community, the campground fund has grown by almost $55,000!

Winter Candlelight Ski - CANCELLED

The Winter 2019 Candlelight Ski has been cancelled due to poor weather.

 

The 2019 Candlelight Ski will be Saturday 1/19/2019 from 6 PM - 8:30 PM. Start area will be Cox Hollow Beach.

Get Your 2019 Park Stickers

The 2019 State Park and Forests Admission Stickers are here! Head out to a park and get your today!

For more info: https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/admission.html

FOGD-Equestrians Announce Matching Donations

$25,000 Matching Donation Announced! Generous Donor offers a dollar-for-dollar match from horse enthusiast donors until December 31, 2018. Don’t miss this opportunity to double your donation! Donate today!

The FOGD-Equestrians is dedicated to preserving, promoting, protecting and enhancing equestrian experiences at Governor Dodge State Park. They are the Equestrian Commitee of the Friends of Governor Dodge.

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