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Governor Dodge State Park is one of the state's largest parks, with 5,350 Locationacres 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.

Camping Hiking Bicycling Boating Horseback Riding Canoeing & Kayaking Picnicking Shelters Swimming Fishing Hunting Trapping Winter Activities

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

View of bluff covered with colorful trees in fall.

DNR Photo

Reserve campsites at Governor Dodge State Park.

Park information


  • 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.


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

Last revised: Friday November 06 2015