Governor Dodge State Park is one of the state's largest parks, with 5,350 acres of steep hills, bluffs and deep valleys plus two lakes and a waterfall. Located in Wisconsin's scenic driftless area, Governor Dodge offers camping, picnicking, hiking, canoeing, biking, hunting, fishing, off-road biking, cross-country skiing and horseback riding opportunities.
- Contact information
- For information, contact:
- Governor Dodge State Park
4175 State Highway 23 N
Dodgeville, WI 53533
Wisconsin State Park System Governor Dodge State Park
- Governor Dodge State Park is open year-round from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Take US Highway 18 to Dodgeville, which is about 48 miles west of Madison, Wisconsin. Then go north on State Highway 23. The park entrance is on your right about 3 miles north of Highway 18. You also can take the scenic Highway 23 south from Spring Green or north from Mineral Point to reach the park. Geographic coordinates are 43° 0' 58.5" N, 90° 8' 29.0" W.
By foot or bicycle, you can get to Governor Dodge by way of the Military Ridge State Trail. There's a surfaced access trail from the Military Ridge to the park just east of County Highway Z.
- Vehicle admission sticker is required.
- Camping fees for the Wisconsin State Park System.
- State trail pass is required for bikers and horseback riders 16 years of age and older.
- Hunting and fishing licenses apply.
Concessions and rental equipment
The Dodgeville Kiwanis Club operates a concession stand at the Cox Hollow beach area. The stand offers boat and canoe rentals, soda, coffee, ice cream, pizza, ice, charcoal, T-shirts and miscellaneous snack items. The concession is open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Friends group and volunteering
- Governor Dodge State Park map
- Governor Dodge Summer Trails map
- Campground maps
- Cox Hollow campground map
- Twin Valley campground map
- Winter trails map
- (Oct. 15 - Nov. 14) Hunting and trapping map
- (Nov. 15 start and Spring) Hunting and trapping map