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Camping at Governor Dodge State Park
Governor Dodge is the place to camp in Southwestern Wisconsin. With almost 300 campsites, there is plenty to choose from.
Governor Dodge offers camping for:
The family campgrounds of Cox Hollow and Twin Valley hold the 'traditional' style of campsites. Most sites consist of a driveway with a tenting/picnic area directly adjacent (with the exception of the few walk-to sites). Each individual site consists of a fire-ring and picnic table and is limited to 6 people of one family unit. Each site is limited to one wheeled camper. There are no limits on tents as long as they are kept within the camping area.
Several of the family campsites offer electricity at the site. No sites offer water onsite, but a dump and fill station is located in both campgrounds.
Camp-Hosts stay in both family campgrounds and can offer-up plenty of helpful knowledge, besides being great volunteers for the park.
Flush toilet and shower buildings are provided in each campground.
Award winning playgrounds are available for those young at heart.
The Horse Campground is located between Cox Hollow and Twin Valley campgrounds. Each site is limited to 6 people or one family (with the exception of the group sites). Campers are allowed one wheeled camper per site. The sites consist of a fire-ring and a picnic table. Tether poles are on each site, check the campsite description for numbers.
11 horse campsites are located near the interior horse loop. Shelter building, vault toilets and water spigot are on hand. Ride all day on either the 7 mile interior loop or the 15 mile exterior loop, then stay for the night at this rustic campground.
Registered campers may use the showers in any of the campgrounds.
See all the campsites in the Horse Camp.
Located in the Hickory Ridge Group Camp Area, the backpack sites are a great place to get away. 6 sites are reached from a ½ mile trail. Water is accessed at the parking lot and vault toilets are located near group site H.
Each backpack site has a fire-ring and picnic table. Sites are limited to 6 people or one family.
See all the Backpack campsites.
Sites A thru H offer an opportunity to share a camping experience with a large group. Whether it's a scout troop, family reunion or just a bunch of friends, these large sites present the perfect area to bring everyone together.
Flush toilet and shower building is located in the center of the group camp area, and vault toilets are at every site. Each site has a large fire-ring and a few picnic tables. People are limited based on the maximum occupancy listed in the campsite description. One wheeled camper is allowed to stay in the parking area for each group.
See all the Group campsites.
For a complete list of fees, see the official DNR website.
Every vehicle that enters the park is required to have a valid state park admission sticker. Any camping fees are in addition to the admission sticker.
Camping reservations must be made through Reserve America, but many sites are available on a first-come first-served basis. Reservations are highly recommended in the summer.
For camping reservations or to check availability, you must go through Reserve America by either calling 888-947-2757 or their website.
For a complete list of rules visit the State Park Rules page.
All campsite reservations for all State Parks in Wisconsin are done through Reserve America. Reserve America is a private company who has the resources to handle reservations online or via a toll-free number. You may call 1-888-947-2757 or go directly to the Reserve America website. In making a reservation, there is a reservation fee involved.
An alternative to making reservations is coming to the park and taking a campsite on a first-come first serve basis. There is no reservation fee involved, but there is also no guarantee of a campsite.
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