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.

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


Located across from the park office

9 AM - 4 PM Daily

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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

Deal Me In - Equestrians Fundraiser Event

All-in for fun! Both riders and hikers welcome!
Sunday, June 3, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Registration opens at 9:00
Lunch Included! Games & Raffle!
$30 per participant
Become a member and get an extra card!
Register online at
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Note: State Park Open House Weekend. Vehicle stickers and trail passes not required.

Candlelight Ski has been cancelled

Due to icy conditions and lack of snow, we have canceled the ski scheduled for 1/20/18. Thanks for all who have put effort into helping prep and here's hoping that weather conditions are favorable next time!

Candle Light Ski on Jan 20th

Join us for a Candle Light Ski on Jan 20 from 6pm-9pm. Conditions will determine the exact trail location. Candle Light Events

Hunting Begins in the Park Oct 15

Hunting begins in the park with Archery for Deer on Oct 15. Small game hunting begins Nov 1. Gun deer hunting begins Nov 18. All hunting ends Jan 7. Gov Dodge Hunting Calendar

UPDATE - Candlelight Hike Cancelled due to Rain

Unfortunately, the Candlelight Hike has been cancelled due to rain. Stay tuned for information on a winter Candlelight Ski.

Gov Dodge Wins FWSP Gold Seal Award

Governor Dodge State Park has been awarded a Gold Seal Award for "Best state park system property to take nature photos" from the Friends of Wisconsin State Parks.