Governor Dodge State Park

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Park Rule: On Leash
Restroom: Yes
Park Size: Large
Small Dog Area: No
Fee: None
Address
4175 Highway 23 N
Dodgeville, WI 53533
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Description
Governor Dodge State Park is 5,000 acres of dog-friendly park. There are trails, beaches, and picnic areas for visitors and designated areas for you and your four-legged best friend. There are sandy beaches for you and Fido to go swimming, enjoy a picnic, and fraternize with other dogs. 

You can also take your dog on a hike through the beautiful park. There are trails for miles that include lush greens, waterfalls, and challenging terrain. If you're not sure where to start, ask the ranger. You can also visit the campgrounds with Fido. For both trails and campgrounds, he must be on a leash no longer than eight feet, and of course, he can never be left unattended. 

Unattended and unleashed dogs will be seized and you may be fined as the owner. If Fido happens to break away from your hold to steal a well-marinated steak from a neighbor or run off away after a fast-moving chipmunk and you cannot catch him, inform a park ranger right away. 

At the dog designated beaches, Fido can make a splash and go for a swim without his leash. There are beaches for humans and beaches for dogs, and both are clearly marked so you know where you and Fido can go without disrupting the peace. There are also the picnic areas for you and friends to enjoy a lunch, the beautiful weather, and maybe share some cold cuts with Fido. 

Like many state parks, the carry in, carry out policy is not only for your belongings, but Fido's as well. Make sure you clean up after your dog, whether he is on trails, the campground, or at the beach. The park is open year round. If you are a fan of the cold, you can hike as long as the park is open; however, you cannot hike if it has snowed.

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Address
4175 Highway 23 N
Dodgeville, WI 53533
Hours
Mon 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tue 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wed 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thu 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sat 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sun 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM