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 at 888-305-0398 or at yourpassnow.com
  • Camping is available. ALL campsites are reservable, campers must reserve a site at www.wiparks.net or 888-947-2757 to obtain a campsite.
  • Face coverings are required when inside any building.

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

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:

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.

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