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Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
No
Lodging
No
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Governor Dodge State Park supports a multitude of outdoor activities and adventures in south central Wisconsin. With 40 miles of trails, 8 miles of bicycle trails, 22 miles of horseback riding trails, many rock climbing routes, individual, group, backpacking, and horse campsites, picnic areas and playgrounds, and two lakes for swimming, boating, canoeing, and kayaking, the possibilities for adventures are limitless!

Open year round, Governor Dodge State Park is also a prime location for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing, snowmobiling, and sledding in the winter. The park is pet friendly with leashed dogs allowed on trails and an off-leash dog beach for your four-legged friend to enjoy. Governor Dodge State Park is also home to more than 150 species of birds for bird watching, rich forests to explore, and beautiful sandstone bluffs.

Whether you want to take your family to the beach, hike to the top of Pine Cliff Trail, check out Stephens Falls or go rock climbing with your favorite climbing group, Governor Dodge State Park is the place to be. The park is a popular spot for both visitors and locals alike who take advantage of the 5,350 acres of natural beauty. This state park is a must-see for any outdoor adventurer!

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

State Park Fee

Pros

Lakes with sandy beaches. Supports many activities. Group, backpacking, and horse campgrounds. Kayak and canoe rental.

Cons

Can be crowded.

Features

ADA accessible
Geologically significant
Showers
Campgrounds + Campsites
Amphitheater
Flushing toilets
Boat ramp(s)
Rock climbing
Mountain biking
Bicycling
Picnic tables
Off-leash dog area
Covered picnic areas
Waterfalls
Fishing
Horseback riding
Playground
Bird watching
Wildlife

Location

Field Guide

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