COVID-19 Related Updates

  • Vehicle Admission Sticker is REQUIRED. When the park office is closed, daily or annual park stickers may be purchased at the self-registration station.
  • Bathrooms are OPEN.
  • Camping is available. ALL campsites are reservable.
  • Face coverings are required when inside any building if you are not vacinated.

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Please be considerate to all. Practice social distancing. Stay Well!

Current Conditions

Conditions change rapidly at Governor Dodge State Park.  Below is a summary to the best of our knowledge.

Horse and Bike Trail Conditions

Horse and Bike Trails are OPEN for the season

Horse and Bike Trail Season is May 1 - Nov 15. Call the park office (608-935-2315) to confirm the trails are open. There may be days that the trails will close due to weather conditions.

*Note* The day-use parking lot for horse trail users (located near the barn) can sometimes fill up in the summer. When this happens, please use the parking lot near the Twin Valley shelter.

All horse and bike rider 16 years of age and older are required to carry a Wisconsin state trail pass whenever they ride. Passes can be purchased for either a day or for the whole year.  These trail passes are required for all horse and bike trails inside the park, as well as the Military Ridge State Trail. Purchase your trail pass at the park office.

Trail conditions change rapidly, contact the park office at (608) 935-2315 for any questions about the trails.

Cross-Country Ski Trail Conditions

Ski trails are available for hiking.

Trail conditions change rapidly, contact the park office at (608) 935-2315 for any questions about the trails.

REMINDER: No hiking or pets on the ski trails during the winter months. There are alternative trails that hikers and pet owners are welcome on, try Uplands Trail and Pine Cliff Trail.

Snowmobile Trails

Governor Dodge State Park allows snowmobiles to ride on the outer horse loop (15 miles) within the park.

  • Riders can access the trail from Military Ridge Trail or by trailering and unloading at the park office. Vehicles parking at the office will need a valid Wisconsin State Park Admission Sticker.
  • The snowmobile trails in Governor Dodge follow the opening and closing of area trails. The best place to find out trail conditions is the Travel Wisconsin Snow Conditions Report. Riders should be looking for Iowa County trail conditions.

*NOTE: cross-country ski conditions are updated for this site and at about the same time by a member of the Friends. Ski condition reports will usually be updated sometime shortly after the trails have been groomed.
Snowmobile trail conditions are updated by a local third party.


Camping is throughout the park.

ALL campsites are reservable through Oct 31, campers must reserve a site at or 888-947-2757 to obtain a campsite.

All camping and day-use shelter reservations are done through You can make a reservation by calling (888) 947-2757 or online at


There is currently NO hunting in the park.
2020 Fall Seasons:
Oct 15-Jan 3 | Archery Deer
Nov 1-Dec 15 | Small Game
Nov 21-Nov 29 | Gun Deer
Nov 15-Dec 15 | Turkey
Nov 30-Dec 9 | Muzzleloader Deer
Dec 10-Dec 13 | Anterless Gun Deer

2020 Spring Seasons:
April 1-May 1 | Hunting available in State Parks
April 15-April 21 | Turkey Hunting - Period A
April 22-April 28 | Turkey Hunting - Period B
April 29-May 5 | Turkey Hunting - Period C

See the Governor Dodge Hunting Calendar 2019.

See for more info on hunting in state parks and maps. ALL hunters are required to wear blaze-orange during deer firearm seasons (this includes bow-hunters and small game hunters). Non-hunters are not required to wear blaze-orange, but is recommended when hiking.