Governor Dodge State Park offers some of the finest horse trails in the state, with scenic views of the beautiful meadows, bluffs with rocky outcroppings, and even two lakes. The Outer Loop is 15.3 miles and is highlighted on this map in red, while the Interior System is outlined in black. Riders access the trails at the Horse Day Use Parking Area near Hickory Ridge Group Camp or the Horse Camp.

Vehicle admission stickers are required to enter the Park and State Trail Passes are required for bikers and horseback

riders 16 years of age and older.  To order a State Trail Pass, go to the tab "Our Store." 

The park is open year round, however the horse trails and campground are open

May 1 to November 15.  Call the park office at 608-935-2315 for trail conditions before venturing out.


2 Group Sites Here

The horse campground has 9 reservable sites through Reserve America and two group campsites that are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Each site includes a fire ring, picnic table and  high line poles.  You must provide your own high line ropes.  You are permitted to set up a small corral.

For more information on the proposed new equestrian campground, click on the NEW CAMPGROUND tab.

​For another riding option......Exit the park at the very most northern point of the Outer Loop Trail and follow Hwy ZZ east for about a mile to a horse friendly bar and grill. It's an easy ride along side a quiet road. Enjoy lunch at the Pleasant Ridge Store (bar and grill). 

Friends of Governor Dodge - Equestrians