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Pets in U.S. National Parks, Forests, Recreation Areas, Seashores, Lakeshores, Monuments, Historical Parks & Historic Sites - Pet Policies

In general, pets are allowed in U.S. National Parks but only along roadways, in developed areas and in campgrounds, and must be restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet in length, caged or crated at all times. Pets are not permitted inside buildings, on most trails, on beaches, or in the backcountry. For more information on visiting national parks with pets click here

To find a U.S. National Park click here

Pets are allowed in all U.S. National Forests, but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times while in developed recreation areas and on interpretive trails. Most other areas within the National Forests do not require dogs to be on a leash, but they should be under control at all times. Pets are not permitted in swimming areas. To find a U.S. National Forest click here

If you plan on bringing your dog to the national forest familiarize yourself with trail situations that can be hazardous for dogs, hikers, or other trail users. Update all vaccinations and provide flea and tick control for your pet. Also, make sure your dog has identification tattoos and/or tags in case you are separated while on your hike.

Please remember to always clean up after your pet and never leave your pet unattended.

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ALABAMA

Bridgeport: Russell Cave National Monument
Russell Cave is an archaeological site with one of the most complete records of prehistoric cultures in the Southeast. Pets on a leash are welcome at Russell Cave.

Mentone: Little River Canyon National Preserve
Little River Canyon National Preserve is located on top of Lookout Mountain in in the Southern Appalachians, and features forested uplands, waterfalls, canyon rims and bluffs, pools, boulders, and sandstone cliffs. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park.

Selma: Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail
In 1965 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. fought for the right to vote in central Alabama; today, you can trace their march toward freedom on the 54-mile trail. Pets on a leash are allowed on the trail and on the grounds at the Lowndes Interpretive Center (LIC), but are not permitted in the Visitor Center/museums.

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ALASKA

Bering Land Bridge National Preserve
Located on the Seward Peninsula approximately 100 miles north of Nome, Alaska, there are no roads going in to the preserve. Pets on a leash are allowed throughout the preserve.

Denali National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the Park Road, in parking lots, or on campground roads. In general, pets are not permitted on park trails or off-trail in the wilderness; the exception is the Roadside Trail, where pets may be walked on leash.

Lake Clark National Park & Preserve
Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is not on the road system; therefore, access is primarily by small aircraft. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park and preserve.

Sitka: Sitka National Historical Park
The park preserves the site of a battle between invading Russian traders and indigenous Kiks.ádi Tlingit, and features Tlingit and Haida totem poles standing along the park’s scenic coastal trail. Pets on a leash are allowed on the park trails and grounds, but are not permitted in buildings.

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ARIZONA

Bowie: Fort Bowie National Historic Site
In the 19th century Fort Bowie was an outpost of the United States army. The site commemorates the bitter conflict between Chiricahua Apaches and the U.S. military. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park.

Camp Verde: Montezuma Castle National Monument
The site preserves a 5-story cliff dwelling built and used by the Pre-Columbian Sinagua people around 700 AD. A self-guided, 1/3-mile loop trail leads you past the cliff dwelling, through a beautiful sycamore grove and along spring-fed Beaver Creek. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the trails at both Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well, but are not permitted inside the visitor center.

Coolidge: Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
The site consists of the ruins of multiple structures surrounded by a compound wall constructed by the ancient people of the Hohokam period, who farmed the Gila Valley in the early 13th century. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in most parts of the recreation area.

Grand Canyon National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on trails above the rim, Mather Campground, Desert View Campground, Trailer Village and throughout the developed areas. Pets are not permitted below the rim, in park lodging (hotel rooms - dogs and cats must be boarded in the kennel), or on park buses.

Hereford: Coronado National Memorial
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the Crest Trail, but are not permitted on any other trail.

Holbrook: Petrified Forest National Park
The Petrified Forest is known for its fossils, especially fallen trees that lived in the Late Triassic, about 225 million years ago. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on trails, even backpacking in the wilderness area. Pets are not allowed in buildings, unless they are service animals.

Willcox: Chiricahua National Monument
Pets on a leash are allowed on the lower canyon trails between the campground, visitor center, and entrance station on the Silver Spur Trail, Faraway Ranch Trail, and the campground. Pets are not permitted on any of the other park trails.

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ARKANSAS

Buffalo National River
One of the few remaining undammed rivers in the lower 48 states, Buffalo National River flows freely for 135 miles. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in any government buildings, caves or on most park trails, or within designated wilderness areas with the exception of the Ponca Wilderness gravel bars (leashed pets are permitted on gravel bars up to 25' from the water's edge). Two trails within have been opened to pets on a trial basis: Mill Creek Trail in the Upper District near Pruitt, and the Forest Pit Trail in the Lower District at Buffalo Point.

Hot Springs National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the trails and in the campground, but are not permitted in the visitor center and other park buildings.

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CALIFORNIA

Arcadia: Angeles National Forest
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are welcome in the Angeles National Forest.

Death Valley National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in developed areas, and on park roads. Pets are not permitted off roads, on trails or in the wilderness areas of the park.

Independence: Manzanar National Historic Site
Manzanar is the site of one of ten camps where over 110,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in buildings or within the fenced cemetery area.

Joshua Tree National Park
Pets on a leash are allowed within 100 feet of legally open roads, campgrounds, and picnic areas, but are not permitted on trails.

Lake Tahoe
Pets on a leash are allowed almost anywhere within the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, with the exceptions of swimming beaches and areas that are restricted for wildlife protection.

Lassen Volcanic National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on roads and road shoulders (not snow-covered), campgrounds, picnic areas, and parking lots. Pets are not permitted on any hiking trail, in the park backcountry (including snow-covered roads or trails), in any body of water, or inside visitor centers or other park facilities.

Mammoth Lakes: Devils Postpile National Monument
Devils Postpile National Monument protects and preserves the Devils Postpile formation, the 101-foot high Rainbow Falls, and pristine mountain scenery. Devils Postpile is a pet friendly park. Pets on a leash are allowed on all trails. Leashed pets can even ride the shuttle bus! The park's "Paw Patrol" invites volunteers and their canine companions to patrol monument trails to provide information and interpretation to monument visitors with and without dogs.

Martinez: John Muir National Historic Site
The site preserves the 14-room Italianate Victorian mansion where the naturalist and writer John Muir lived, as well as a nearby 325 acres tract of native oak woodlands and grasslands historically owned by the Muir family. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park and on Mount Wanda, but are not permitted inside the Muir home or the Martinez Adobe.

Mojave National Preserve
Mojave National Preserve is located in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County CA, between Interstate 15 and Interstate 40. Natural features include the Kelso Dunes, the Marl Mountains and the Cima Dome, as well as volcanic formations such as Hole-in-the-Wall and the Cinder Cone Lava Beds. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park.

Point Reyes National Seashore
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are are allowed on the following ocean-facing beaches throughout the year: Kehoe Beach - north of the Kehoe Beach trail; Limantour Beach - southeast of the parking lot to the beach adjacent to Coast Camp; Point Reyes/Great Beach - from the North Beach parking lot to the south, except Palomarin Beach which is no longer open to pets. Pets are allowed on boats in Tomales Bay and on National Seashore beaches on the west side of Tomales Bay from the northern boundary of Tomales Bay State Park to Elk Fence North Beach.

Redwood National and State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on all road-accessible beaches (excluding dune habitat); within 100 feet of public roads and parking areas (but not on trails); at designated picnic areas; and within all road-accessible campgrounds.

San Francisco Bay Area: Golden Gate National Recreation Area
In San Francisco, dogs on leash or under voice control are allowed in: Baker Beach, north of Lobos Creek; Crissy Field (excluding the Wildlife Protection Area at the west end of Crissy field beach where leashes are required all year except from May 15 to July 1); Fort Funston (excluding the 12-acre closure in northwest Ft. Funston and the northern end of the Coastal trail, closed due to erosion); Fort Miley; Lands End; Ocean Beach (excluding the Plover Protection Area from Sloat Blvd. north to Stairwell 21 (leashes required all year except from May 15 to July 1).
In Marin County, dogs on leash or under voice control are allowed in: Alta Ave. between Marin City/Oakwood Valley; Muir Beach; Oakwood Valley Fire Road, and Oakwood Valley Trail from junction with Oakwood Valley Road to Alta Avenue; Homestead Valley; Rodeo Beach and South Rodeo Beach; 3 Marin Headlands trail corridors: Coastal Trail from Golden Gate Bridge to junction with Wolf Ridge Trail, Loop Trail from Rodeo Beach parking lot up Coastal Trail paved road (Old Bunker Road) near Battery Townsley and return to Rodeo Beach on paved road, and Wolf Ridge Loop (Coastal Trail to Wolf Ridge Trail; Wolf Ridge Trail to Miwok Trail; Miwok Trail back down to Coastal Trail).

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the national recreation area, but are required to stay on trails, roads, and developed areas (campgrounds and parking lots). Pets are not permitted on backcountry trails in California State Parks (Topanga, Malibu Creek, Leo Carillo and Point Mugu State Parks. For more information on areas that allow dogs on leash in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area click here

Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in campgrounds and picnic areas, but are not permitted on trails in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. In the National Forest, pets on a leash are allowed on trails. For more information on pets in Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks click here

Yosemite National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are only allowed in developed areas; on fully paved trails and roads except trails signed as not allowing pets (pets are not allowed off the floor of Yosemite Valley, including the trail to Vernal Fall); and in campgrounds (except walk-in campgrounds and in group campsites). DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite operates a dog kennel in Yosemite Valley from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Dogs must be at least 20 pounds (smaller dogs may be considered if you provide a small kennel).

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COLORADO

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests
Pets on a leash no longer than six feet are allowed in most of the wilderness areas. Pets are not allowed in swimming areas.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
Pets on a leash are allowed on roads, in campgrounds, to the overlooks, and on the Rim Rock Trail, Cedar Point Nature Trail, and North Rim Chasm View Nature Trail. Pets are not allowed on any other hiking trails, inner canyon routes or in the wilderness area.

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve
The park features the tallest dunes in North America, as well as a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are permitted in most commonly used areas of the park and all of the preserve. Pets are not permitted in: Dunefield outside the main day use area; designated backpacking sites; or undeveloped parts of the national park outside the day use areas and road corridors. In summer months, sand surface temperatures can quickly get painfully hot so plan to hike on the dunes in early morning or evening.

Rocky Mountain National Park
Pets on a leash are allowed in areas accessed by vehicles, including roadsides, parking areas, picnic areas and campgrounds. Pets are not permitted on trails or in the backcountry.

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CONNECTICUT

Wilton: Weir Farm National Historic Site, 735 Nod Hill Rd, Wilton, CT 06897
Weir Farm commemorates the life and work of American impressionist painter J. Alden Weir and other artists who stayed at the site or lived there. Dogs on a leash are allowed at Weir Farm National Historic Site; dogs are not allowed in the Weir Preserve.

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DELAWARE
No listings at this time.

DIST. OF COLUMBIA

Capitol Hill Parks
Included in this group of parks located east of the U.S. Capitol are Folger, Lincoln, Stanton, and Marion Parks, the Eastern Market and Potomac Avenue Metro stations, and several smaller land parcels such as Seward Square, Twining Square, the Maryland Avenue Triangles, the Pennsylvania Avenue Medians, and 59 inner-city triangles and squares. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the parks.

Rock Creek Park
Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but must stay on established park trails.

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FLORIDA

Apalachicola National Forest
Pets on a leash are allowed on the trails and in the campsites.

Everglades National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in parking lots and campgrounds, but not on trails or in wilderness areas. Pets are only permitted in the following areas: on roadways open to public vehicular traffic; in roadside campgrounds and picnic areas; on maintained ground surrounding public facilities; aboard boats.

Titusville: Canaveral National Seashore
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the lagoon-side of the park. Pets are prohibited from the western edge of the dune line, east to including the boardwalks and the beach, and from the Seminole Rest (25 acre) area.

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GEORGIA

Andersonville: Andersonville National Historic Site
The park preserves the site of the largest of the many Confederate military prisons that were established during the Civil War. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in the landscaped and grassy areas within the National Cemetery.

Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the trails.

Savannah: Fort Pulaski National Monument
Located on Cockspur Island between Savannah and Tybee Island, the site preserves Fort Pulaski, where in 1862 during the American Civil War, the Union Army successfully tested a rifled cannon, and compelled the Confederate garrison inside Fort Pulaski to surrender. The fort was also used as a prisoner-of-war camp. Pets on a leash are allowed anywhere in the park except the Visitor's Center.

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HAWAII

Haleakalā National Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed in parking lots and drive-up campgrounds and on roadways and paved pathways, but are not permitted in the wilderness area or on trails.

Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park
Pets on a leash are allowed in developed areas of the park; including paved roadways, parking areas, and Namakanipaio Campground.

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IDAHO

Nez Perce National Historical Park
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the trails at Nez Perce National Historical Park. Dogs are prohibited on the trails at Big Hole National Battlefield and Bear Paw battlefield.

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ILLINOIS
No listings at this time.

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INDIANA

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is comprised of 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in many areas of the national lakeshore, including the beach east of Indiana Dunes State Park. Pets are not permitted on the beach west of the state park (State Highway 49).

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IOWA

Harpers Ferry: Effigy Mounds National Monument
The site preserves more than 200 prehistoric mounds built by Native Americans and is located in one of the most picturesque sections of the Upper Mississippi River Valley. Pets on a leash are allowed on the Monument's trails.

West Branch: Herbert Hoover National Historic Site
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in buildings.

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KANSAS

Fort Scott: Fort Scott National Historic Site
During the middle of the 19th century Fort Scott served as a military base for the US Army. The site preserves 20 historic structures, a parade ground, and five acres of restored tall grass prairie. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted inside the buildings.

Strong City: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
The preserve protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Pets on a leash are allowed in the parking lots, picnic areas, in the areas surrounding the historic buildings, and on the Nature Trails year-round. Most of the hiking trails do not allow pets on trails.

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KENTUCKY

Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed within Big South Fork, including in the Bandy Creek Visitor Center.

Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Pets on a leash are allowed in the park. Horses are allowed on designated trails and at the Hensley Camp, White Rocks, and Martin's Fork backcountry campsites.

Hodgenville: Abraham Lincoln Birthplaces National Historical Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the trails, but are not permitted in park buildings.

Mammoth Cave National Park
Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, including hiking trails, but are not permitted in any cave.

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LOUISIANA

Marrero: Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve
Pets on leashes are allowed in all parking lots, at Chalmette Battlefield, and on the visitor center deck at the Barataria Preserve, but are not permitted on the trails at the Barataria Preserve or at Chalmette National Cemetery.

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MAINE

Acadia National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Arcadia National Park. There are 100 miles (161 km) of hiking trails and 45 miles (72 km) of carriage roads in the park where pets are permitted. Blackwoods and Seawall Campgrounds permit pets. On Isle au Haut, pets are permitted for day hiking only.

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MARYLAND

Assateague National Seashore
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the Maryland portion of the Assateague National Seashore. Pets are completely prohibited in the following areas: all backcountry campsites; nature trails; lifeguard-protected beach; north of the State Park to the Ocean City inlet; the entire Virginia portion of Assateague Island.

Towson: Hampton National Historic Site
The site preserves a remnant of a vast 18th-century estate, including a Georgian manor house, gardens, grounds, and the original stone slave quarters. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the grounds, but are not permitted in any of the park buildings.

Thurmont: Catoctin Mountain Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Owens Creek Campground and on park trails.

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MASSACHUSETTS

Boston: Boston National Historical Park
Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in any buildings.

Cape Cod National Seashore
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in numerous places in Cape Cod National Seashore: ocean beaches except during the summer on lifeguard-protected beaches and during shorebird nesting periods; all fire roads within Cape Cod National Seashore; head of the Meadow Bicycle Trail year round and Province Lands Bicycle Trail, Nov. 1 to April 30; fresh water ponds within Cape Cod National Seashore (beaches and water), Oct. 16 through May 14; and West and Sunset Horse Trails in the Province Lands.

Concord: Minute Man National Historical Park
The park commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 by protecting, preserving and interpreting the significant historic sites, structures, landscapes, events and ideas embodied by these events. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in any of the visitor centers.

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MICHIGAN

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
The lakeshore hugs the Lake Superior shoreline for more than 40 miles. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are permitted along roads and in designated developed areas such as Munising Falls and Miners Castle, and at drive-in campgrounds. Pets are not permitted in the park's hiking trails, backcountry and backcountry campgrounds, and in the forests and fields.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
The park features miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are generally allowed within the Lakeshore except in certain limited areas designated as "no-pet" areas. A small percentage of the park has been closed to pets for the protection of wildlife.

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MINNESOTA

International Falls: Voyageurs National Park
Pets are allowed within the park except in undeveloped backcountry land areas such as the Kabetogama Peninsula. Pets are allowed only on the 2-mile Oberholtzer Trail adjacent to the Rainy Lake Visitor Center. All pets must be vaccinated and possess a valid vaccination tag.

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MISSISSIPPI

Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on trails, multi-use paths, or on the park roads. Pets are not allowed on beaches in Florida. In the Mississippi District pets are not allowed on the federally designated wilderness islands, Horn or Petit Bois Islands or the designated swim beach on West Ship Island. Pets are not allowed in the forts or visitor use facilities such as pavilions.

Vicksburg: Vicksburg National Military Park
The park commemorates the site of the Battle of Vicksburg, waged in 1863, and its significance as a critical turning point of the Civil War. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in visitor facilities or on the USS Cairo gunboat exhibit.

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MISSOURI
No listings at this time.

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MONTANA

Glacier National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in developed areas, in frontcountry campgrounds and picnic areas,along roads, in parking areas, and in boats on lakes where motorized watercraft are permitted. Pets are not permitted on trails, along lake shores, in the backcountry, or in any building.

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NEBRASKA

Harrison: Agate Fossil Beds National Monument
The site is best known for the large number of well-preserved Miocene fossils, which date from about 20 million years ago. Pets on a leash are allowed on the trails, but are not permitted in the visitor center.

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NEVADA

Lake Mead National Recreation Area
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the recreation area.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE
No listings at this time.

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NEW JERSEY

Morristown: Morristown National Historical Park
The park commemorates the sites of General Washington and the Continental army’s winter encampment of December 1779 to June 1780. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in park buildings.

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NEW MEXICO

Alamogordo: White Sands National Monument
Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not allowed inside building.

Albuquerque: Petroglyph National Monument
The park protects one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America, featuring designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in Boca Negra Canyon, or inside public buildings such as the visitor center, offices, and public restrooms.

Grants: El Malpais National Monument
Encompassing over 350,000 acres, El Malpais National Monument and National Conservation Area offers experiences that range from scenic drives and self-guided trails to remote wilderness exploration. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park. The park recommendeds not to hike out on the lava with pets as the rugged terrain can easily injure them.

Nageezi: Chaco Culture National Historical Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Gallo Campground, and on the backcountry hiking trails (Pueblo Alto, Peñasco Blanco, South Mesa, and Wijiji trails). Pets are not allowed within the archeological sites.

Pecos: Pecos National Historical Park
Pets on a leash are allowed on trails and throughout the developed areas, but are not permitted inside public buildings such as the visitor center, offices, museum and public restrooms.

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NEW YORK

Fire Island National Seashore
Pets are not allowed on Fire Island National Seashore's ocean beaches and in the Fire Island Wilderness from March 15 through Labor Day. During the summer when ocean beaches are closed to pets, they are still allowed in some areas: on some ferries; on park boardwalks; on bayside beaches at the Fire Island Lighthouse, Sailors Haven, Talisman/Barrett Beach, and Watch Hill; on boats in the park's concession-operated Sailors Haven Marina or Watch Hill Marina; and in the concession-operated Watch Hill Campground.

Gateway National Recreation Area
Pets on a leash are allowed in some areas of Gateway National Recreation Area, including on bay-side beaches at Plum Island and Horseshoe Cove throughout the year. Pets are not permitted at all campgrounds; ocean-side beaches at Sandy Hook Unit from March 15 through Labor Day (piping plover season); swimming beaches at Staten Island Unit's Great Kills Park from Memorial Day through Labor Day; at Jacob Riis Park, Fort Tilden and Breezy Point Tip (all within Jamaica Bay Unit) between March 15 and September 15 (piping plover season); and any part of Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at any time of year.

Oyster Bay: Sagamore Hill National Historic Site
Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed to explore the 83 acre park.

Stillwater: Saratoga National Historical Park
The park preserves the site of the Battles of Saratoga, the first significant American military victory of the American Revolutionary War in 1777. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in park buildings.

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NORTH CAROLINA

Blue Ridge Parkway
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the Parkway.

Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Dogs, cats, or other pets are allowed in the park if crated, caged, on a six-foot leash, or otherwise under physical re­straint. Pets are prohibited on designated swim­ming beaches.

Cape Lookout National Seashore
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore. The leash requirement is for all islands including Shackleford Banks.

Flat Rock: Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
The site preserves Connemara Farms, the home of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and writer Carl Sandburg. It includes the Sandburg residence, the goat farm, sheds, rolling pastures, mountainside woods, 5 miles of hiking trails, two small lakes, several ponds, flower and vegetable gardens, and an apple orchard. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in park buildings.

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NORTH DAKOTA
No listings at this time.

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OHIO

Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Situated between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio, the park has more than 100 miles of multi-use trails. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in park buildings or on the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad.

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OKLAHOMA

Sulphur: Chickasaw National Recreation Area
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the Chickasaw National Recreation Area. Pets are prohibited on the trails east of the Travertine Nature Center, within the Travertine Nature Center, and in all swimming areas along Travertine Creek east of US 177, south of the Northeast Perimeter Road, and north of the Southeast Perimeter Road east of Sycamore Crossing, including the swimming areas known as Little Niagara, Bear Falls, and Panther Falls, and their immediate environs.

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OREGON

Bend: Deschutes National Forest
Over 95% of the Deschutes National Forest trails are open to dogs off-leash in the summer and there are 1,200 miles of summer trails on the forest. However, 54 miles of trails do require dogs to be on-leash. In winter, dogs are allowed off-leash on 99% of national forest lands managed by the Deschutes National Forest.

Crater Lake National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are roads, established parking areas, Grayback Road, developed campgrounds, and designated picnic areas. Pets are not allowed in the backcountry, or on any trail within the park (including hiking trails and designated ski trails and routes), or in any federal building. For more information on pets in Crater Lake National Park click here

Deschutes National Forest
Over 95% of the Deschutes National Forest trails are open to dogs off-leash in the summer and there are 1,200 miles of summer trails on the forest. However, 54 miles of trails require dogs to be on-leash. In winter, dogs are allowed off-leash on 99% of national forest lands managed by the Deschutes National Forest.

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PENNSYLVANIA

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed at certain sites.

Elverson: Hopewell Furnace National HIstoric Site
The park's 848 acres and historic structures are an example of an American 19th century rural "iron plantation". The buildings include a blast furnace, the ironmaster's house and auxiliary structures including a blacksmith's shop, a company store and several worker's houses. Pets on a leash are allowed in all outdoor areas of the park open to the public, but are not permitted inside any public use buildings.

Gettysburg: Gettysburg National Military Park
Pets are welcome at Gettysburg National Military Park. Pets are not allowed in the Museum and Visitor Center, the Soldiers' National Cemetery, or other park buildings at any time.

Philadelphia: Independence National HIstorical Park
Independence National Historical Park preserves several sites associated with the American Revolution and the nation's founding history. Pets on a leash are allowed on park grounds, but are not permitted in any park buildings.

Valley Forge National Historical Park
Valley Forge was the site of the 1777-78 winter encampment of the Continental Army. The park commemorates the sacrifices and perseverance of the Revolutionary War generation. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park.

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RHODE ISLAND
No listings at this time.

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SOUTH CAROLINA

Fort Sumter National Monument
This Federal fort in Charleston Harbor is best known as the site where the shots that started the American Civil War were fired, at the Battle of Fort Sumter on April 12, 1861. Pets on a leash are allowed on the grounds.

Ninety Six National Historic Site
Revolutionary War battle site that commemorates the first battle south of New England fought in 1775 and the longest field siege of the American Revolution, lasting 28 days in May –June 1781. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

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SOUTH DAKOTA

Badlands National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than six feet are allowed in developed areas, such as campgrounds and picnic areas, and other areas open to motor vehicles, such as gravel and paved roadways, roadway corridors, and parking lots. Pets are prohibited from hiking trails, public buildings (i.e. visitor centers), and backcountry areas, including the Badlands Wilderness Area and areas with prairie dog colonies.

Hot Springs: Wind Cave National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the visitor center area and campground and on the Elk Mountain and Prairie Vista Nature Trails. Pets are not permitted in the backcountry which includes areas near roadways and most trails.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial
Pets are not permitted in any part of the memorial, except in the pet exercise areas located at each end of the upper level of the parking facility.

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TENNESSEE

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed along roads, in campgrounds, picnic areas, parking areas, and on two short walking paths - the Gatlinburg Trail and the Oconaluftee River Trail. Pets are not permitted on any other park trails.

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TEXAS

Big Bend National Park
Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted on trails, off roads, or on the river. Pets can only go where your car can go.

Fort Davis: Fort Davis National Historic Site
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park.

Guadalupe Mountains National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed only in areas accessed by vehicles, including roadsides, parking areas, picnic areas and campgrounds. Pets are also allowed on the short trail between the campground and the Pine Springs Visitor Center, and along the Pinery Trail from the visitor center to the Butterfield Station. Pets are not permitted on most trails or in the backcountry.

Johnson City: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are permitted in very limited areas of Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Pets are not allowed in park buildings.

Padre Island National Seashore
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed throughout the park, except for the Malaquite Visitor Center's deck and in the picnic shelter area on the beach directly in front of the Visitor Center.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Pets on a leash are allowed on the grounds of the four missions, but are not permitted in park buildings, in churches, or on the Yanaguana Nature trail at Mission San Juan.

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UTAH

Arches National Park
Activities with pets are very limited at Arches National Park. Pets on a leash are allowed in the campground, on roads, in parking lots, and at overlooks and pullouts along the paved scenic drives, but are not permitted on any hiking trails.

Bryce Canyon National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are only allowed in campgrounds, parking lots, paved roads, paved viewpoint areas, and on the paved trail between Sunset Point and Sunrise Point. Pets are not permitted on unpaved trails or viewpoints, in public buildings or on public transportation vehicles. These regulations also apply to pets that are carried.

Canyonlands National Park
Activities with pets are very limited at Canyonlands National Park. Pets on a leash are allowed along paved roads and in the developed campgrounds, but are not permitted on hiking trails, in the backcountry, or with groups traveling by four-wheel-drive vehicle, mountain bike or boat.

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest
Dogs must be on a leash in all campgrounds, picnic areas and trailheads at all times. However, in Millcreek Canyon, dogs may be off-leash on odd days only, and must be leashed on all days in developed areas. Pets are not allowed in swimming areas, or in Little and Big Cottonwood Canyon, City Creek Canyon, Emigration Canyon, Parley's Canyon (north & east of Mountain Dell Reservoir), Little and Big Willow Creek and South Fork of Dry Creek.

Zion National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the Pa'rus Trail, but are not permitted on any other trails, on shuttles, in public buildings, or in the wilderness.

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VERMONT

Woodstock: Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
Pets on a leash are welcome until winter snows arrive and the carriage roads are used only for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. During the rest of the year, pets must be on a leash at all times.

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VIRGINIA

Appalachian Trail
Dogs are permitted along most of the Trail. Dogs are not allowed in three areas along the Trail: Baxter State Park, Maine; Bear Mountain State Park Trailside Museum and Wildlife Center, New York—alternate road walk is available; Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee and North Carolina. Leashes are required on more than 40% of the trail.

Jamestown: Historic Jamestowne, Colonial National Historical Park
Historic Jamestowne is the site of the first permanent English colony in North America. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, on the Historic Site and Island Loop Drive, but not allowed in the Visitor Center/museums.

McLean: Great Falls Park
Great Falls is a beautiful 800-acre park only 15 miles from Washington, DC. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet on all park trails, parking lots, falls overlooks, and picnic areas. There are no off-leash areas in the park.

Shenandoah National Park
Shenandoah National Park is one of only a few national parks that allow pets on trails. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on most trails and in campgrounds, but are not permitted on Ranger Programs.

Yorktown: Yorktown Battlefield, Colonial National Historical Park
Yorktown is the site of the last major battle of the Revolutionary. Pets are allowed within most areas of Yorktown Battlefield; dogs must remain on a leash.

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WASHINGTON

Gifford-Pinchot National Forest
Pets are allowed in the forest, but must be kept under control or on a leash.

Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park except in designated picnic and developed swim beach areas.

Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
Pets on a leash are allowed on the trails and in the campgrounds, but are not permitted in swimming areas.

Mount Rainier National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on roads, in parking lots and campgrounds. Pets are not allowed on trails, snow, in any buildings or amphitheaters, or in the Wilderness. However, dogs on a leash are allowed on a small portion of the Pacific Crest Trail near the park's eastern boundary.

North Cascades National Park
Within the national park, pets on a leash are only allowed on the Pacific Crest Trail, and within 50 feet of roads. Leashed pets are allowed within the Ross Lake and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas, as well as on most surrounding US Forest Service lands.

Olympic National Park
Pets on a leash are allowed in developed areas, campgrounds, at Rialto Beach to Ellen Creek, and on the Kalaloch beaches, but are not permitted on any other beaches, trails, meadows, or in any undeveloped area of the park.

Olympic National Forest
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on trails in Olympic National Forest.

San Juan Island National Historical Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on all park trails and on ocean beaches in the park, but are not permitted in park buildings.

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WEST VIRGINIA

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park
The park includes the historic town of Harpers Ferry, notable as a center of 19th century industry and as the scene of John Brown's abolitionist uprising. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted on the park shuttle buses or in park buildings.

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WISCONSIN

Lake Superior: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not allowed in public buildings or on scheduled Apostle Islands Cruise Service trips.

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WYOMING

Grand Teton National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed inside Grand Teton National Park, but are not permitted on hiking trails, inside visitor centers or other facilities. Pets are allowed on roads and road shoulders, campgrounds and picnic areas, parking lots, etc. Pets are not permitted on any park trails or in the park backcountry.

Yellowstone National Park
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed within 100 feet of roads, parking areas and campgrounds, but are not permitted in the backcountry and on trails and boardwalks. Thermal areas pose particular hazards to pets.

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