​​Friends of Governor Dodge - Equestrians

Trails and Campgound Open May 1 

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). 

Governor Dodge State Park offers 35 miles of the finest horse trails in the state, with scenic views of the beautiful meadows, bluffs with rocky outcroppings, creek crossings and lakes. Riders access the trails at the Horse Trailer Parking Area near the 

NEW equestrian campground, at the Horse Trailer Parking Area near Trails End Amphitheater, and at the Horse Trailer Parking Area near the Twin Valley Picnic Shelter. See map below.

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. Trail passes are available at our online store. 

The park is open year round. The horse trails and campground open May 1.  Horse Trails close November 15. 

Horse trails may be temporarily closed following excessive rain. Call the park office at 608-935-2315 for trail conditions.

​​Horse Trails Highlighted in Yellow

The All-New Equestrian CAMPGROUND

The new equestrian campground has 20 spacious sites reservable through Wisconsin DNR or by calling 1-888-WIPARKS  Eighteen of the sites have electric service. Sites 751 and 752 are non-electric. Site 765 is fully ADA accessible. Full descriptions and photos of each site are available on the reservation site. 

Each site includes a fire ring, picnic table, and a highline - including cable. Each site has two 12 x 12 Priefert pens. There are two water spigots for campground use. There is also a horse wash station.