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Firewood Notice: Firewood is not allowed on Wisconsin State Park, Trail or Forest properties from more than 10 miles away from the destination campground, unless it is certified by WI DATCP. The certified wood has been processed to kill harmful pests and diseases they may have hidden inside.
In addition, firewood that has been in a Wisconsin EAB quarantined area is not allowed on properties outside of the quarantined area. Please buy firewood nearby or at the property you are going to. Call the DNR toll-free Firewood Hotline 1-877-303-WOOD (9663) for information before packing for a trip.

Find Campsites

Attention: Due to a tornado in 2014 the following areas are currently closed.
Pine Cliff Trail sections south and east of Cox Hollow Lake
Lakeview Trail


Status: Open year round.
Max reservation window: Thu Jun 02 2016


Horses and bikes are legal to ride on the roads within the park.

More than 5,000 scenic acres of steep hills, bluffs, and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall make this park a family favorite.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bike Trails
  • Boat Rentals
  • Boating
  • Canoe Rentals
  • Comfort Station
  • Disabled Access Only
  • Drinking Water
  • Dump Station
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • Fishing
  • Flush Restrooms
  • Handicap Access
  • Hiking Trails
  • Nature Area
  • Parking
  • Picnic Areas
  • Picnic Tables
  • Pit Toilet
  • Playground
  • Shelter
  • Showers
  • Swimming
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Water Drinking
  • Water Fillup Station
Alerts and Important Information
NOTE: Deer hunting is allowed in many areas of Governor Dodge State Park.
Contact the park directly for further information.

Vehicle admission stickers are required.Click here for cost of the sticker.

You must check in at the Park Office

2015 Reservation season = May 1 through Oct 31, 2015
Selected sites available on non-reservable basis Nov 1 through April 30, 2015
Shower/flush toilet buildings open approximately April 25, 2015
Shower/flush toilet buildings close approximately Oct 15, 2015
Dump station opens approximately April 25, 2015
Dump station closes approximately Oct 15, 2015

For information regarding hunting in Wisconsin State Parks follow this link to the DNR web site Click here for more information

About the Admission fees, please Click Here for reference.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
43.01444, -90.11
43°0'52"N, 90°6'36"W

Governor Dodge State Park is located 3 miles north of Dodgeville on Hwy 23 North. The park is approximately 45 miles west of Madison.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

4175 STATE RD 23N

Phone Number:

Project Office: (608)935-2315