Governor Dodge State Park
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 269
Number of Sites with Electric: 80
Regular (Family) Campsites
Governor Dodge has 269 campsites that each accommodate a family or six people. Electrical hookups are available at 80 sites. A vehicle admission sticker is required for each vehicle. All campers must register at the park office before occupying their sites.
Campsite reservations for May through October may be made on the Web or by calling toll-free (888) WI PARKS ((888) 947-2757, TTY (800) 274-7275). There is a fee for this service.
There are eight campsites that can accommodate groups of 15 to 90 persons per site. Only tents are allowed. Each group site has a large tent area, picnic tables, a large fire ring, and a set of pit toilets. Drinking water is available at the shower building located near group site B and across from the backpack sites parking lot near group sites E, F, G and H.
Outdoor Group Camp Fees
To reserve a group site, use the Web or call center, (888) WI PARKS ((888) 947-2757, TTY (800) 274-7275). Fee waivers for nonprofit groups serving people with disabilities and discounts for nonprofit Wisconsin youth organizations are available only through the call center, or customer service number, (800) 372-3607, not the web site.
There are six backpack campsites in the Hickory Ridge group camp area. All require about a half mile hike from the parking lot. Water and pit toilets are near the parking lot. Advance reservations are recommended.
The park has 11 regular campsites for horse campers. No electricity is available. Vehicle admission stickers and trail passes are required. Reservations are recommended. The horse campground and horse trails are open May 1 to November 15. Fees are the same as for regular sites.
Two small group sites are also available in the horse campground on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the park office for more information.
Tether poles are provided at each campsite. Please bring your own tethering ropes, as none are available at the park. Please contact the park office for information about the use of fencing or other types of restraining devices.
Camping facilities and services
Limited foodstuffs and camping supplies are available at the Cox Hollow Beach concession stand from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Other needs can be supplied year round by businesses in Dodgeville, three miles south of the park. Firewood is sold in the Twin Valley and Cox Hollow campgrounds daily in June through August and on weekends in May, September, and October.
There are showers in the Twin Valley and Cox Hollow rest room buildings. Both campgrounds have trailer dumping stations.
There are two laundromats in Dodgeville.
Please help us recycle your park generated waste! Recycling centers and refuse containers are at the park office, Cox Hollow beach concession, and the two family campgrounds.
Radios, noise, or noise producing devices are prohibited from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m
Things to do:
* Horseback riding
* Naturalist program
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