COVID-19 Related Updates

As of June 1, 2020 Governor Dodge State Park is Open.

  • Vehicle Admission Sticker is REQUIRED. Park Offices are closed, call 888-305-0398 from 8AM-4PM or visit https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/admission.html to purchase a sticker.
  • Bathrooms are OPEN.
  • Park will be open 6AM-11PM daily.
  • Park Office is CLOSED, purchase your sticker prior to arrival.
  • Camping is available. ALL campsites are reservable, campers must reserve a site at www.wiparks.net or 888-947-2757 to obtain a campsite.

For more information visit: https://dnr.wi.gov/covid-19/

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

FIREWOOD IS FOR SALE AT THE PARK

Located across from the park office

9 AM - 7 PM Daily    9 AM - 9 PM Fridays

Click here for more information

Welcome to the Friends Website

This is the official website for the Friends of Governor Dodge State Park. Welcome!

Located just north of the city of Dodgeville, Governor Dodge State Park is a great place to visit. Between the prairies, savannahs, forests and marshes there lie two lakes and many rocky out-croppings. Visitors come to camp, hike, bike, ski, ride horse, swim and fish (just to name a few activities). We love this park and would love to share it with you. Please enjoy this website to learn a little more about ourselves and the park.

Supporting Recreation, Education and Environmental Stewardship

We are a group of volunteers who work to benefit Governor Dodge State Park. Our mission is to support recreation, education and environmental stewardship. For more information about our group, please visit Who are the Friends.

 

Recent News

UPDATE-Equestrian Fundraiser 2020

NOTE: This year our annual fundraiser will have a whole new look!  We’ve reimagined the Ride and Hike, creating a go-as-you-please flexible scavenger hunt running from September 1-13th. 

Firewood is for Sale

Firewood is for sale at the park

Located across from the park office
9am-7pm daily 9am-7pm Fridays
Click here for more information

UPDATE-Scavenger Hunt Has Been Rescheduled

The equestrian scavenger hunt has been rescheduled to Sept 13, 2020. See more here: https://www.govdodgeequestrians.com/2020--fundraiser-ride---hike-.html

Get Ready for the Scavenger Hunt

The 2020 scavenger hunt is coming soon. There will be a horse ride, guided hike, silent auction and lunch included. All proceeds fund the new equestrian campground. Sunday June 7, 2020 9:30am-1:30pm. Register at: https://www.govdodgeequestrians.com/june--2020--fundraiser-ride---hike-.html

Candle Light Ski/Hike Sat. 1/18

Candlelight Ski/Hike will be held Sat Jan 18, 2020. The event starts at the Cox Hollow Beach Parking Area. Depending on weather and snow conditions, we will either have a ski or a hike. 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

New Year, New Sticker

Happy New Year! It's time to get your 2020 park stickers. They are on sale now at the park office. Prices are the same as last year:

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