COVID-19 Related Updates

  • Vehicle Admission Sticker is REQUIRED. Park Offices are closed, daily or annual park stickers may be purchased at the drive-up window or self-registration.
  • Bathrooms are OPEN through some of the park. All water systems are closed for the season.
  • Camping is available. ALL campsites are first-come first serve.
  • 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 - 4 PM Daily

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-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:

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.

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