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Pets in U.S. State Parks

Find pet policies for U.S. State Parks, Forests, and Recreation Areas; County, Regional, City Parks and Trails

Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in most U.S. State Parks. Some State Parks offer camping cabins for visitors with pets who want to stay overnight.

Thirty-eight of the U.S.'s 50 states have state forests, as does one territory, Puerto Rico.

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ALABAMA

Alabama State Parks
Pets are allowed in most Alabama state parks, but must be crated, caged or upon a leash not longer than 6 feet or otherwise under physical restrictive control at all times. Dogs on a leash are allowed in campgrounds and on the trails, but are not permitted in the bathhouse, pool or in swimming areas. In addition to dogs being allowed in all campgrounds, the following parks have additional dog friendly cabins: Chewacla State Park (Cabins); Cheaha State Park (Chalets and cabins); DeSoto State Park (Chalets and cabins); Gulf State Park (Cottages and cabins); Lake Guntersville State Park (Cottages, chalets and lodge rooms); Lakepoint Resort State Park (Cabins and lodge rooms); Monte Sano State Park (Cabins); Oak Mountain State Park (Cabins); Roland Cooper State Park (Cabins); Joe Wheeler State Park (Cottages, cabins, and lodge rooms); and Wind Creek State Park (Cabins).

Camden: Roland Cooper State Park, 285 Deer Run Drive, Camden, AL 36726
Dogs on a leash are welcome in designated day use areas and dog friendly facilities and in one (1) "Dog Friendly" Cabin, but are not permitted in any other building, at the beach or swimming pool.

Coker: Lake Lurleen State Park, 13226 Lake Lurleen Road, Coker, AL 35452
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are welcome at Lake Lurleen State Park. Pets are not allowed in the beach area; this includes the sand on the beach, adjacent grassy areas, beach bathhouse, parking lot and adjoining picnic shelter. Signs are posted at each end of the beach parking lot designating the beginning of the restricted area.

Delta: Cheaha State Park, 19644 Hwy 281, Delta, AL 36258
Pets on a leash are allowed on the trails, in the campgrounds, and in pet-friendly Chalets 12 – 14, and 16.

Eufaula: Lakepoint State Park, 104 Lakepoint Drive, Eufaula, AL 36027
Dogs are permitted in designated day use areas and dog friendly facilities if on a leash and attended at all times. Dogs are not allowed in any other building, at the beach or swimming pool. Dogs are allowed in three (3) "Pet Friendly" Cabins at Lakepoint State Park.

Fort Payne: DeSoto State Park, 7104 DeSoto Parkway NE, Fort Payne, AL 35967
Pets on a leash are allowed on the trails, in the campground, and in dog-friendly Cabin 9 & Chalet 15.

Gulf Shores: Gulf State Park, 20115 State Highway 135, Gulf Shores, AL 36542
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed only on the trails, in the Campground, and at the Picnic Area. The only place unleashed dogs are allowed is at the Dog Pond. Dog friendly accommodations included: Woods Cabins #19, 20, 21, & 22; Lakeside Cabins #17 & 18; and Lakeside Cottage #29.

Guntersville: Lake Guntersville State Park, 1155 Lodge Drive, Guntersville, AL 35976
Dogs on a leash are allowed in designated day use areas and dog friendly facilities, but are not permitted in in any other building, at the beach, or by the swimming pool. Lake Guntersville State Park has designated 2 lakeside cabins and 3 chalets as dog-friendly units.

Orange Beach: Orange Beach Waterfront Park, 26425 Canal Rd, Orange Beach, AL 36561
Located on scenic Wolf Bay, this park includes a fishing pier, picnic shelters with grills, paved walking paths, and a lighted kid’s park. Pets must be on a leash and cleaned up after.

Pelham: Oak Mountain State Park, 200 Terrace Drive, Pelham, AL 35124
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Oak Mountain State Park, in the campground, and in 2 pet friendly cabins.

Rogersville: Joe Wheeler State Park, 4401 McLean Drive, Rogersville, AL 35652-2916
Dogs allowed in Cabin 3, Cabin 11, Cabin 30 and the Fisherman's Cabin.

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ALASKA

Alaska State Parks
Pets are allowed at state parks and campgrounds, and in picnic areas, parking lots and trailheads, if leashed and accompanied by the owner at all times. Unleashed dogs are allowed in the backcountry but must be within voice command. Horses are allowed on a limited number of trails.

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ARIZONA

Arizona State Parks & Trails
Pets are welcome at most Arizona State Parks, however, they must be kept on a leash at all times. At all parks, pets are not allowed in the buildings or museums. Pets are not permitted at Red Rock State Park, on the trails at Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, to cabana sites, on developed beaches, or to other areas that are environmentally or ecologically sensitive.

Maricopa County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in all Maricopa County Parks, but are not permitted within the confines of public park buildings.

Mesa: City Parks
Dogs on a leash are welcome at all City of Mesa Parks. There are two off-leash dog areas in Mesa at Quail Run Park and Countryside Park.

Phoenix: City Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Phoenix City Parks (Maricopa County).

Pima County Parks
Dogs are allowed within most Pima County Parks if leashed. Dogs are not permitted in the Tucson Mountain County Park, except for Gilbert Ray Campground. MacDonald Park, located in the northeast part of Tucson, has a leash -free area for dogs.

Tucson: City Parks
Dogs are allowed within all Tucson City Parks if leashed. Columbus Park, in the northwest part of Tucson, has a leash -free area for dogs.

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ARKANSAS

Arkansas State Parks
Dogs are allowed in Arkansas state parks but must be leashed at all times. No pets are allowed in public buildings. Dog-friendly cabins are available for rent at Devil’s Den State Park, Lake Fort Smith State Park, Petit Jean State Park, Village Creek State Park, Lake Catherine State Park, Mount Magazine State Park, and Mount Nebo State Park.

Morrilton: Petit Jean State Park, 1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road, Morrilton, AR 72110
Petit Jean State Park has designated cabins that are dog friendly. Additional pet fees and shot records are required.

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CALIFORNIA

California State Parks
In general, dogs are permitted in most state parks but must be on a leash not exceeding six feet in length or confined in an enclosed vehicle, tent or pen at all times. Dogs are not permitted into buildings or on trails, unless it’s designated. In addition, dogs are not permitted on most beaches.

Calabasas: Malibu Creek State Park, 1925 Las Virgenes Rd, Calabasas, CA 91302
Dogs are allowed in the park's day use areas and campgrounds, but are not permitted on the backcountry trails or dirt roads.

Carmel Valley: Garland Ranch Regional Park, 700 W Carmel Valley Rd, Carmel Valley, CA 93924
Garland Ranch Regional Park has many off-leash areas for dogs to roam. Dogs must be under voice command at Garland Ranch Regional Park, and owners must maintain visual contact with their dogs at all times.

Carlsbad: City Trails
Dogs on a leash are allowed on the city's extensive trail system, but are not permitted in city parks.

Encinitas: City Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed at all city parks. The City of Encinitas offers three parks where dogs are allowed off-leash during specific hours and days. These parks are Encinitas Viewpoint Park on "D" Street, Orpheus Park on Orpheus Drive, Sun Vista Park (east) on Avenida La Posta, and Trail Segment 72 (Mountain Vista).

Encino: Los Encinos State Historic Park, 16756 Moorpark St., Encino CA 91436
Los Encinos State Historic Park was the hub of Rancho El Encino. Located in the San Fernando Valley, this California rancho includes the original eight-room de la Ossa Adobe, the two-story limestone Garnier building, a blacksmith shop, a natural spring, and a pond. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted inside the buildings.

Felton: Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, 101 N Big Trees Park Rd, Felton, CA 95018
Dogs are allowed in the park but must be on a leash at all times, and kept in the car or tent at night. Dogs are allowed in the picnic area, the campground, and on Pipeline Road, Graham Hill Trail, and Meadow Trail, but are not allowed on any other trails or interior roads.

Glen Ellen: Jack London State Historic Park, 2400 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen, CA 9544
Jack London State Historic Park is a memorial to writer and adventurer Jack London, who made his home at the site from 1905 until his death in 1916. Dogs on a leash are welcome in the historic areas of the park, including the trail to the Wolf House ruins. Dogs are not allowed inside any buildings or on the back country trails.

Humboldt County Parks
The Humboldt County Parks and Trails system features 17 park units (nearly 950 acres) and the five-mile-long Hammond Trail in McKinleyville. Humboldt County Parks include ten beach parks, five parks with river access, five boat ramps, and five campgrounds. Dogs on a leash are allowed in Humboldt County Parks. Humboldt's Dog-Friendly Areas

Lake County Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the following parks: Lakeside County Park, Lucerne Harbor Park, Upper Lake County Park, Trailside Nature Preserve, Clearlake Oaks Boat Launch, and Keeling County Park.

Livermore: Holdener Park, Open Space Area
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the trails.

Livermore: Del Valle Regional Park, 7000 Del Valle Rd, Livermore, CA 94550
Del Valle Regional Park is a dog-friendly lakeside park 10 miles south of Livermore. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted on swimming beaches.

Livermore: Sycamore Grove Park, Open Space Area
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park.

Los Angeles County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Los Angeles County parks and on trails. Additionally, there is a Dog Park at Crescenta Valley Community Regional Park. Dogs are not permitted in the Arboretum and Botanic Gardens, Golf Courses, John Anson Ford Amphitheatre and Hollywood Bowl.

Los Angeles/Pacific Palisades: Will Rogers State Historic Park, 1501 Will Rogers State Park Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90272
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted on the trails.

Marin County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Marin County Parks. Dogs are not permitted at McNears Beach Park, Paradise Beach Park, and Stafford Lake Park, or in playground or play areas (enclosed or unenclosed), marshes, tide pools, ponds, or other sensitive wildlife areas.

Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD)
Marin County Open Space District preserves are set aside to provide habitat for native wildlife. Dogs are allowed on MCOSD lands when restrained by a leash no longer than 6 feet.

Mendocino: Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, 13800 Point Cabrillo Dr, Mendocino, CA 95460
Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park includes the historic 1909 Light Station (30.5 acres), approximately 270 acres of undeveloped coastal bluffs and prairie and numerous coves. Dogs on a leash are welcome in the lighthouse and on the trails.

Mill Valley: City Parks
Dogs on leash are allowed in the following Mill Valley city parks: Bayfront Park, Blithedale Park, Ernest Bloch Memorial Park, Boyle Park, Cascade Park, Freeman Park, Hauke Park, Miller Grove Park, Old Mill Park, Park Terrace, Scott Highlands Park, Skate Park, and Sycamore Park.

Monterey County Parks
Dogs are welcome at all Monterey County Parks. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times.

Mountain View: City Parks
Dogs must be kept on a leash in public areas in the City of Mountain View. Dogs may be trained off-leash in designated areas of specific city parks, if the dog owner has obtained a permit. The permit is valid only for dog training and does not apply to dog exercising or off-leash play, and may only be used in certain areas of Cuesta, Rengstorff and Whisman Park. Dogs are not allowed in Shoreline Park.

Napa: City Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in any park or on any trail. Areas at Alston, Shurtleff and undeveloped areas of Kennedy Park are the only off leash parks. Dogs are also prohibited in any playground or tot lot.

Pasadena: City Parks
Pasadena has 24 parks totaling more than one thousand acres of parkland. Dogs must be kept on a leash on the trails in all City of Pasadena Parks, with the exception of Alice's Dog Park off-leash area in Vina Vieja Park, the only park within the City of Pasadena that allows off-leash dogs.

Sacramento County Regional Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in Sacramento County Parks.

San Diego: City Parks
Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 8 feet, including on trails and canyons in all San Diego city parks. The City of San Diego has designated off leash dog areas.

San Diego County Parks
Dogs are allowed in most County Parks except for on the trails at Agua Caliente County Park. All dogs must be on leash no longer than 6 feet in a county park and on any county trail.

San Francisco: City Parks
The San Francisco recreation and parks system makes the most of an incomparable natural setting, with more than 220 parks and places for you to enjoy throughout the city. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the parks.

San Francisco: Palace of Fine Arts
On land originally belonging to the Presidio, the Palace of Fine Arts was built in 1915 for the Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Today the site, which belongs to the City of San Francisco, features a classical Roman rotunda with curved colonnades in an idyllic park setting. Visitors may picnic, stroll by the lake or take amazing photographs. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

San Francisco area: East Bay Regional Park District
Dogs are allowed in nearly all East Bay Regional Parks. Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet and under control at any posted area, parking lot, picnic site, lawn or developed area. Dogs are not permitted at any swimming pool, bathing beach, wetland or marsh, or designated nature study area.

San Mateo County Parks
There are some San Mateo County Parks trails that welcome dogs on leash accompanied by their human companions. Dog-friendly trails include: Bay Trail, Coastal Trail, Jean Lauer Trail, Vista Point Trail, Devil's Slide Trail, Trails at Mirada Surf, and Pillar Point Bluff.

Santa Barbara County Parks
Dogs must be kept on a leash within county parks and open spaces unless in a specific designated area for off-leash recreation. Santa Barbara County Parks has worked with owner groups to develop off-leash play areas throughout the county, including Woof PAC Park at Waller Park in Santa Maria, Arroyo Burro Beach in Santa Barbara, and Toro Canyon Park near Carpinteria.

Santa Clara County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in most areas of Santa Clara County Parks. Dogs are not permitted in children's playgrounds, interpretive facilities, archery ranges and a few designated trails. There are three off-leash dog facilities in the following parks: Los Gatos Creek County Park in Campbell, Ed Levin County Park in Milpitas, and Hellyer County Park in San Jose.

Santa Cruz County Parks and Beaches
Dogs on a leash are allowed in all county parks and beaches, except for Quail Hollow Ranch and Scott Creek Beach.

Santa Rosa: Spring Lake Regional Park, 393 Violetti Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
Spring Lake Regional Park is a 320-acre park in northeast Santa Rosa featuring trails for walking, hiking, bicycling and horseback riding as well as a summer swimming lagoon, a lake for boating and fishing, a campground, and picnic areas. Dogs on leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted at the swimming lagoon or within Annadel State Park.

Sonoma County Regional Parks
Dogs on leash are allowed at nearly all of Sonoma County's 56 regional parks, trails, and beaches.

Sunol: Sunol Regional Wilderness
Sunol Regional Wilderness is a regional park in Alameda County, the eastern San Francisco Bay Area. The park features the Ohlone Wilderness Trail and Little Yosemite. The Wilderness Trail spans the length of the park and connects up to the Mission Peak Regional Preserve. Little Yosemite is a scenic gorge on the Alameda Creek; the Canyon View Trail leads into Little Yosemite. There are approximately 6-7 other popular trails ranging from 1.2 miles to over 7 miles. Dogs must be on leash in the parking areas, picnic areas, lawns and developed areas. Dogs can be off-leash on most of the trails, as long as they are under voice control.

Stockton: Oak Grove Regional Park, 4520 W. Eight Mile Rd., Stockton, CA 95209
Located near Stockton's Spanos Park West, this 180-acre park situated in a beautiful oak-forest setting features a 10-acre lake stocked with seasonal Catfish and Trout, paddleboats and aqua cycles available for rent (weekends only April - October); and two nature trails, a 1.5 mile walk among old grove trees plus a 1/4 mile handicapped accessible trail. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park.

Ventura: San Buenaventura State Beach, 901 San Pedro St, Ventura, CA 93001
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the picnic area and on the bike path, but are not permitted on the beach.

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COLORADO

Colorado State Parks
Most Colorado state parks allow dogs provided they are on a maximum of a six-foot leash, under control and cleaned up after. There are countless hiking trails throughout Colorado’s state parks that allow dogs. A few parks do not allow pets of any kind due to the natural wildlife that are found in the park. No dogs are allowed at Roxborough and Harvey Gap State Parks. Dogs are not allowed on the trails at Mueller State Park and Cheyenne Mountain State Park. James M Robb Colorado River and Barr Lake State Park have some restrictions on where dogs are allowed. Pets are not allowed on swimming beaches or water-ski beaches at state parks. There are off-leash areas at Chatfield State Park in Littleton and Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora.

Aurora: Cherry Creek State Park, 4201 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014
The Cherry Creek ​Dog of​f Leash Area (DOLA) is a 107 ​​acre fenced area that has water access for canine enjoyment. You must have your dog within visual distance and under voice control when off leash. Use of the DOLA requires a valid DOLA pass as well as a valid park pass for all vehicles entering the park

Denver: City Parks
Denver’s Mountain Parks have made the city's park system one of the most unique in the country, offering a place for people to play in the mountains. Extending across four counties outside of Denver city limits, 22 accessible parks and 24 conservation areas make up 14,000 acres of one of the most expansive park systems in the west. Dogs on a leash are allowed in Denver parks.

Larimer County Parks, Reservoirs, Open Spaces, Trails and Shared-Use Paths
Dogs on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed on most Larimer County public lands. No dogs allowed at Rimrock Open Space; leashed dogs allowed at Lions Open Space, Bingham Hill Park in picnic shelter only; no dogs allowed at Red Mountain Open Space.

Littleton: Chatfield State Park, 11500 N Roxborough Park Rd., Littleton, CO 80125
Chatfield's Dog Off-Leash Area provides 69 acres of, completely fenced, open space for your dogs to exercise, including two ponds and miles of paved and unpaved walking trails. A valid Dog Off-Leash Area (DOLA) Daily or Annual pass is required for the use of the area.

Loma: Highline Lake State Park, 1800 11 8/10 Rd., Loma, CO 81524
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not allowed on the swim beach. At Highline the swim beach is considered all the sandy area around and adjacent to the swimming area. Dogs may swim in the designated area near the East boat ramp (but people cannot).​

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CONNECTICUT

Connecticut State Parks
Pets on a leash are allowed in most state parks and forests, but are not allowed in buildings, swimming areas, or state park campgrounds. In addition, pets are not permitted at Sherwood Island or Squantz Pond State Parks between April 15 and September 30, or at any time in Dinosaur State Park.

Groton: Bluff Point Coastal Reserve, Depot Rd., Groton, CT
Bluff Point Coastal Reserve is the last remaining significant piece of undeveloped land along the Connecticut coastline. Jutting out into waters of Long Island Sound this wooded peninsula, measuring one and one-half miles long by one mile wide, encompasses over 800 acres. Access to the bluff is by foot or non-motorized vehicle only. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

West Hartford: Elizabeth Park
Home to America’s oldest public rose garden, Elizabeth Park covers 102 acres and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

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DELAWARE

Delaware State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Delaware State Parks, but are not permitted in the following: Picnic areas, Nature trails, Bird nesting areas, Park buildings, Cabins, Cottages, Yurts, and Fort Delaware State Park. Pets are allowed in seashore parks, but are permitted on the beaches only during the off-season from Oct. 1st to April 30th. All pets must be licensed, and proof of a rabies vaccination is required. Off-leash areas are available in Lums Pond State Park, and Rockford and Brandywine Parks only.

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DIST. OF COLUMBIA
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FLORIDA

Florida State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in designated day-use areas at all Florida State Parks. Pets are not permitted on beaches or playgrounds, or in bathing areas, cabins, park buildings, or concession facilities. Within individual parks, specific areas also may be designated as non-pet areas. Florida State Parks - Pet Policies

Broward County Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in all Broward County Parks except nature centers and natural areas.

Charlotte County Parks
Charlotte County dog-friendly parks with designated areas open for walking your dog on a leash are: Ann Dever Regional Park, Bayshore Live Oak Park, Cape Haze Pioneer Trail Park, Harbour Heights Park, Kiwanis Park, North Charlotte Regional Park, Ollie's Pond Park, Port Charlotte Beach Park, and Randy Spence Park. Dogs are not permitted on beaches or fishing piers.

Citrus County Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed on trails in designated Citrus County Parks: Beverly Hills Community Park, Bluebird Springs, Central Ridge District Park, Eagleton Park, Floral Park, Holden Community Park, Homosassa Springs Recreation Park, and Water Tower Park.

Collier County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in some Collier County Parks. There are no off- leash areas in any Collier County Park.

Fernandina Beach: Fort Clinch State Park, 2601 Atlantic Ave, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on park, but are not permitted in buildings, boardwalk, or on the beach.

Flagler County Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in most Flagler County Parks.

Gulf County Parks
Pets on a leash are allowed in all Gulf County Parks.

Jacksonville: Fort George Island Cultural State Park, 12241 Fort George Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32226
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are welcome at Fort George Island Cultural State Park on hiking trails, pavilions, paved park roads, parking lots, and multi-use trails. Dogs are not allowed inside buildings or on on shorelines.

Live Oak: Suwannee River State Park, 3631 201st Path, Live Oak, FL 32060
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in buildings or cabins.

Miami-Dade County Parks
Dogs on a leash are welcome at 14 neighborhood Dog Friendly Parks.

Naples: Collier-Seminole State Park, 20200 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL 34114
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in most areas of the park, but are not allowed in park buildings.

Palm Beach County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in most county parks, but are not permitted on beaches, except where posted in designated areas at Ocean Cay Park.

Palm Coast: Old Salt Park, 16th Rd., Palm Coast, FL 32137
Old Salt Road Beach Park is a beachfront park which which provides access to the coquina rock formations on the coast. Pets on a leash are allowed in the park.

Panama City Beach: PCB Conservation Park, 100 Conservation Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Conservation Park has 24 miles of trails and over a mile of boardwalks that lead thru Cypress domes. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Pinellas County Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in most areas of the county parks with the exception of Fort De Soto Park Historic Fort, beaches, swimming areas, piers, boardwalks, picnic shelters, restrooms, beach showers, playgrounds or where food and drink are sold.

Sanibel: J. N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Located on the subtropical barrier island of Sanibel in the Gulf of Mexico, the refuge is part of the largest undeveloped mangrove ecosystem in the United States. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on Wildlife Drive, the refuge's public access road.

Sarasota County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in dog friendly parks in Sarasota County. A dog-friendly park is a place where dogs are welcome, but must be leashed at all times within designated areas. Dogs are not allowed in playgrounds, on beaches (with the exception of Brohard Beach Paw Park), fenced athletic fields or other designated play areas, off trails, in park buildings, or concession facilities. Sarasota County Parks, Preserves, and Tails with Designated Dog-friendly Areas

Volusia County Parks
Pets on a leash are allowed at all Volusia County Parks. There are four off-leash dog parks in the county: Barkley Square Dog Park in DeLand, Gemini Springs Dog Park in DeBary, Michael Crotty Bicentennial Park in Ormond-by-the-Sea, and Beck Ranch Park in Osteen.

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GEORGIA

Georgia State Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed at state parks and campgrounds. Pets are not permitted in or around historic sites, lodges, group camps, swimming areas, or some trails at Panola Mountain and Tallulah Gorge.

Atlanta: Centennial Olympic Park, 265 Park Ave W NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
Centennial Olympic Park is a 21-acre public park located in downtown Atlanta, built by the Atlanta Committee for the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. Leashed pets are allowed in the park.

Atlanta: City Parks
The City of Atlanta offers over 350 parks and green spaces. Dogs on a leash are allowed in all City of Atlanta parks, trails and public spaces, except in the following areas of any parks: Amphitheater; Swimming pools and pool areas; Tennis courts; Golf course; Within 15 feet of all fences and structures; Lakes; and Zoo.

Atlanta: Grant Park, 840 Cherokee Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30315
Dogs on a leash are only allowed in certain areas of Grant Park. Dogs are not permitted within the following areas of Grant Park: Twenty-one acres of the zoo area and buildings; Cyclorama building and area; Swimming pool and pool area; Tennis court area; Athletic field areas.

Atlanta: Piedmont Park
Pets are allowed in the park, but must be on a leash at all times, with the exception of the designated Piedmont Park Dog Parks. The dog parks allow off-leash dogs within the fences. Pets are not allowed in the lake, on tennis courts, on the Active Oval and ball fields, or the playgrounds.

Gainesville: City Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in Gainesville's parks. No pets allowed on Athletic Fields or within Lanier Point Athletic Complex.

Gwinnet County Parks
Pets are allowed in Gwinnett County parks. All dogs must be on a leash, except in designated dog park areas.

Lake Lanier Parks
Lake Lanier is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Georgia and is one of the most popular lakes in the SE. Lake Lanier is a large reservoir formed from the Chattahoochee River. The Army Corps of Engineers, Forsyth County, City of Cumming, City of Gainesville and Lake Lanier Islands operate these parks around the lake. Some of these parks are pet friendly.

Savannah: Forsyth Park
Forsyth Park is the largest park in the historic district of Savannah Georgia, covering 30 acres of land just south of Gaston Street and north of Park Avenue. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

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HAWAII

Hawaii State Parks
Where permitted, pets must be crated, caged, on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. Pets are not permitted in restaurants, pavilions, swimming areas, campgrounds, lodges, or on beaches. Horses prohibited unless otherwise posted.

Honolulu: City Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed at many Honolulu city parks.

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IDAHO

Idaho State Parks
Pets are allowed in most Idaho State Parks, but some parks prohibit them in some cabins, yurts and they are prohibited from beaches. Pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6-feet or confined to a camper. Dogs are not allowed at Harriman State Park.

Almo: Castle Rocks State Park, 2800 S, Almo, ID 83312
Pets on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in yurts.

Athol: Farragut State Park, 13550 ID-54, Athol, ID 83801
Located 20 miles north of Coeur d’Alene on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille, Idaho’s largest lake. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not permitted on the beach.

Coolin: Priest Lake State Park, 314 Indian Creek Park Rd, Coolin, ID 83821
Pets on a leash are allowed in the park.

Eagle: Eagle Island State Park, 165 Eagle Island Parkway, Eagle, ID 83616
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park, but are not allowed in park buildings.

Hagerman: Thousand Springs State Park, 1074 E 2350 S, Hagerman, ID 83332
Pets on a leash are allowed in the park.

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ILLINOIS

Illinois State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed in Illinois State Parks, but are not permitted in campground cabins, on beaches, or concession areas.

Chicago: City Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in Chicago city parks. Dog friendly areas are designated sections within Chicago parks or beaches, where dogs are allowed to run and play off -leash, the only areas in the city where this is allowed.

McHenry County Conservation District
The wide open spaces of McHenry County Conservation District sites are great places to spend time outdoors with your canine companion. Pets are allowed in all Conservation District open sites as long as they are on leash (no longer than ten feet long), under your control the entire length of your visit, and on trail.

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INDIANA

Indiana State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Indiana State Parks, but are not permitted in certain areas, including swimming pools, beaches (unless specifically designated for pets), rented recreation buildings, the Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park, and public buildings.

Lake County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Lake County Parks. Pets are not allowed at aquatic operations, including the beaches, Deep River Waterpark, at special events, or at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve.

St. Joseph County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in St. Joseph County Parks. No pets are allowed in buildings (other than service dogs).

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IOWA

Iowa State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Iowa State Parks.

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KANSAS

Kansas State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Kansas State Parks, but are not permitted on swimming beaches or in public buildings or structures.

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KENTUCKY

Kentucky State Parks
Pets are allowed only in designated areas and are not permitted inside restaurant, lobby or other public areas. Pets may be brought into state park campgrounds as long as they are on a leash. Pets are not allowed on any park trails that share land with State Nature Preserves or are in protected archaeological areas. This includes Wickliffe Mounds SHS and all but one trail at Natural Bridge SRP and John James Audubon SP. Also, a few trails at Cumberland Falls, Carter Caves, Pine Mountain, and Blue Licks Battlefield State Parks are part of nature preserves.

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LOUISIANA

Louisiana State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Louisiana State Parks, but are not permitted within buildings or other enclosed structures on site, in overnight facilities or near swimming areas.

Grand Isle: Grand Isle State Park, 108 Admiral Craik Dr., Grand Isle, LA
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in almost all of the park's areas. Dogs are not allowed on the beaches or in the water.

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MAINE

Maine State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 4 feet are allowed in Maine State Parks. Pets are not permitted on beaches from April 1 through the end of September, or at Sebago Lake State Park campground. All other campgrounds allow pets. Pet owners may be assigned picnic or campsites in a less congested area of the park.

Biddeford: Rotary Park, 550 Main Street, Biddeford, ME 04005
Dogs are allowed off-leash on the river bank along the boat launch side of the park. This shall be defined as the area bordered by and including the boat launch, up the river bank to where the access road and the river split. The "river bank," for this purpose, is defined as up to but not including the dirt road in the park. Dogs may not use any part of the Rotary Park beach between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. from May 25 to September 15 of each year.

Portland: Fore River Sanctuary, 1601 Congress St, Portland, ME 04102
This 85-acre preserve is the home of Jewell Falls, Portland‘s only natural waterfall, as well as the site of the former Cumberland and Oxford Canal. The lowland area, where salt and freshwater marsh meet, provides great bird-watching opportunities. This network trails encompasses some of the most diverse habitats in Greater Portland. The land is owned by a mix of private owners, Portland Trails–a land trust, and the city. Dogs, accompanied by responsible owners, are allowed in some areas, please watch for signs.

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MARYLAND

Maryland State Parks
Many Maryland State Parks have areas where pets are allowed. Pets on a leash are generally permitted in undeveloped park lands outside of the public day use areas. Pets may be off-leash and under voice control while swimming in designated areas or hunting (with the appropriate permit). All pets must be licensed and have all required vaccinations, including a rabies vaccination. Maryland Park Service Pet Policy for All State Parks

Ellicott City: Patapsco Valley State Park, 8020 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Pets on a leash are allowed in the following areas of the Hollofield Area of Patapsco Valley State Park: in the campground and in the day-use area.

Grantsville: Savage River State Forest
Pets on a leash are allowed in all areas of the park.

North East: Elk Neck State Park, 4395 Turkey Point Rd, North East, MD 21901
Pets are allowed in the following designated areas of Elk Neck State Park: in campground (except Bohemia, Chester, Tred Avon, and Sassafras loops, rustic cabins and the youth group camping area); and in all day-use areas, including North East Beach area (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area).

Oakland: Garrett State Forest, 1431 Potomac Camp Rd, Oakland, MD 21550
Located in Garrett County, 5 miles northwest of Oakland, off U.S. Route 219., Garrett State Forest has about 20 miles of hiking trails in between Swallow Falls and Herrington Mannor State Parks. Pets are allowed in all areas of the Forest. No leash is required as long as pets are under control.

Queen Anne: Tuckahoe State Park, 13070 Crouse Mill Rd, Queen Anne, MD 21657
Pets are allowed in the campground and in the day-use area.

Scotland: Point Lookout State Park, 11175 Point Lookout Rd, Scotland, MD 20687
Pets are allowed at Point Lookout State Park in the following areas: in Malone Circle, Tulip Loop, Green's Point Loop and Hoffman's Loop in the campground; on paved portion of causeway, on beach north of the causeway to entrance of Tanner's Creek on Bay side, and beach south of causeway on the Bay side; in boat launch area to board vessels; and in all day-use areas after Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend.

Swanton: Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd, Swanton, MD 21561
Pets are allowed in Browning, Bechman and Garrett Camp Loops; on trails; in boat ramp area to board vessels; in Discovery Center parking area to access trails; to swim from shoreline in all areas except swimming beach, docks or fishing piers; in all day-use areas and lake (except for sandy portion of swimming beach area and aviary).

Swanton: Big Run State Park, 10368 Savage River Rd, Swanton, MD 21561
Pets are allowed in the Big Run State Park campground and day-use areas in the park as long as they are on a leash under control of the owner.

Washington County Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 9 feet are allowed in the following parks: Camp Harding - Big Pool; Chestnut Grove Park - Keedysville; Devils Backbone Park - Boonsboro; Mt. Tammany Park - Williamsport; Piper Lane Park - Hagerstown; Pleasant Valley Park - Rohrersville; Woodland Way Park - Hagerstown; +7 Municipal Parks. No pets are allowed in the populated areas or on or around ball fields, volleyball courts, playground areas, bleachers, pavilions, and non-designated pet friendly areas.

Western Maryland Rail Trail
The Western Maryland Rail Trail is a 22.5-mile long shared-use asphalt-paved rail trail from Fort Frederick to Pearre Station. Beginning approximately one-half mile west of historic Fort Frederick State Park in Big Pool, the Western Maryland Rail Trail (WMRT) winds along the Potomac River through rolling farmland, woodlands, and rural towns to its terminus at the southern slope of Sideling Hill Ridge. Pets are allowed on the Western Maryland Rail Trail.

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MASSACHUSETTS

Massachusetts State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed at most Massachusetts State Parks and Forests, but are not permitted in swimming areas, cabins and cabin sites, yurts and yurt sites, all Camp Nihan cabins and sites, and Boston Harbor Islands State Park. From May 1 to September 15 of each year, unless otherwise posted, dogs are not allowed on coastal beaches or in designated swimming areas of inland beaches.

Boston: Boston Common
Boston Common (also known as the Common) is a central public park in downtown Boston. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States. Dogs are only allowed off-leash in designated, unfenced areas of the Common from 6 A.M. to 11 P.M. except during special events. Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the rest of the Common at all other times.

Boston: Public Garden
The first public botanical garden in America, Public Garden is a large park in the heart of Boston, adjacent to Boston Common. Leashed dogs are welcome in the park.

Clarksburg: Clarksburg State Park, 1199 Middle Rd, Clarksburg, MA 01247
Pets are allowed in the park, but must be on a 10 foot maximum leash. Proof of current Rabies vaccination is required.

Goshen: DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) State Forest, 78 Cape Street, Goshen, MA 01032
Pets are allowed in the park, but are not permitted on the sandy beach area. Pets must be on a 10-foot maximum leash, attended at all times, and have proof of current Rabies vaccine.

Granville: Granville State Forest, 323 W Hartland Rd, Granville, MA 01034
Pets are allowed in the park, but must be on a 10-foot maximum leash, attended at all times in all areas of park, including trails, and have proof of current Rabies vaccine.

Hingham: World's End
World's End is a 251-acre (1 km²) park and conservation area located on a peninsula in Hingham, MA. The peninsula is bordered by the Weir River to the North and East and Hingham Harbor (part of Hingham Bay, and Boston Harbor) to the West. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Mt. Washington: Bash Bish Falls State Park, Falls Rd, Mt Washington, MA 01258
Pets are allowed in the park, but must be on a 10-foot maximum leash, attended at all times in all areas of park, including trails, and have proof of current Rabies vaccine.

Mt. Washington: Mt. Washington State Forest, 143 East St., Mount Washington, MA 01258
Mt. Washington State Forest offers more than 30 miles of trails for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the forest.

North Weymouth: Webb Memorial State Park, 371 River St, North Weymouth, MA 02191
Webb Memorial State Park is a public recreation area located on a peninsula that extends nearly half a mile into the Hingham Bay area of Boston Harbor. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Rockport: Halibut Point State Park, Gott Ave., Rockport, MA 01966
Halibut Point State Park is located in Cape Ann in north-eastern MA. Dogs on a leash are welcome in the park.

Windsor: Windsor State Forest, River Road, Windsor, MA 01096
Pets are allowed in the par, but must be on a 10-foot maximum leash, attended at all times in all areas of park, including trails, and have proof of current Rabies vaccine.

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MICHIGAN

Michigan State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are welcome in all state parks, campgrounds, some state park cabins, state forests, campgrounds, non-designated bathing beach areas, harbors, the majority of trails and many boat launches. The following parks have sections of pet-friendly shorelines: Baraga State Park, Brighton Recreation Area, Burt Lake State Park, Dodge #4 State Park, Grand Mere State Park, Harrisville State Park, Holland State Park, Holly Recreation Area, McLain State Park, Mears State Park, Otsego Lake State Park, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Port Crescent State Park, Sleepy Hollow State Park, South Higgins Lake State Park, Tawas Point State Park, Twin Lakes State Park, Warren Dunes State Park, and Young State Park. The DNR extends a warm paw of welcome, so furry companions can enjoy Michigan’s best outdoor recreation destinations. Beginning Nov. 1, 2017, up to two pets (dogs and cats only) are welcome in the following locations: Harrisville State Park (mini cabin #186); Lime Island State Park (mini cabin #4); Leelanau State Park (Hemlock and Cedar); Sleepy Hollow State Park (rustic cabin); and Cheboygan State Park (lodge).

Huron County Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Huron County Parks, but are not permitted on bathing beaches, either in water or on shore.

Ingham County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the following parks: Burchfield Park, McNamara Canoe Landing, Lake Lansing Park North, Soldan Dog Park, Hawk Island, and The River Trail which runs through Hawk Island on the west side of the lake from Scott Woods to Cavanaugh Road.

Kent County Parks
The Kent County Parks Department manages 42 parks, greenspaces and regional trails. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Kent County Parks. Pets are not allowed at Pickerel Lake Nature Preserve.

Mackinac Island: Mackinac State Historic Parks
All of Mackinac State Historic Parks’ outdoor sites are open to well-behaved pets on leashes. Pet water bowls are offered in many of the parks, including Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park.

Newaygo County Parks
The Newaygo County Parks System includes a marina and five county parks with day use and camping opportunities. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the parks, but are not permitted in swimming areas.

Ottawa County Parks
Dogs are welcome in most parks in Ottawa County, but must be restrained on leashes no longer than 10 feet, except in off-leash areas.

Ottawa County Open Space Land
Open Space Lands are undeveloped natural lands that have less rigid rules than parks. Most Open Space Lands do not have designated or marked trails and parking areas are usually small. Dogs are allowed to run off-leash in Open Space Lands and Open Space Lands are open to hunting.

Washtenaw County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in three designated on-leash dog areas within Washtenaw County Parks: County Park Farm on the east side of the City of Ann Arbor; Independence Lake County Park, 3200 Jennings Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189; and Rolling Hills County Park, 7660 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.

Waterford: Pontiac Lake Recreation Area, 7800 Gale Road, Waterford MI, 48327
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area offers 3,745 acres of a mixture of marshes, ponds, heavy forests, old farm fields, river bottom and lakes. Designated trails throughout the recreation area are available for horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking. Dogs on a leash are allowed on the trails.

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MINNESOTA

Minnesota State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Minnesota state parks. Pets are not permitted in state park buildings, lodging, cabins, camper cabins, on tours or in beach areas.

Carver County Parks
Dogs are allowed in most areas within the parks but are required to be on a leash at all times. Areas in which dogs are not allowed include the beaches, playgrounds and picnic shelters. Dogs are allowed in the campground at Baylor Regional Park but are required to be on a leash. The off-leash dog area at Lake Minnewashta Regional Park in Chanhassen includes a separate area for small dogs and approximately one mile of trails.

Chanhassen: Lake Minnewashta Regional Park, 6900 Hazeltine Blvd., Chanhassen, MN 55331
Lake Minnewashta Regional Park is a 340 acre park situated on the shores of Lake Minnewashta. Facilities include a swimming beach, bathhouse, and off-leash dog area.

Farmington: Whitetail Woods Regional Park, 17100 Station Trail, Farmington, MN 55044
The 456-acre Whitetail Woods Regional Park is located in Empire Township in the center of Dakota County, one mile north of the Vermillion River. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

West St. Paul: Thompson County Park, 360 Butler Avenue East, West St. Paul, MN 55118
The park features a large picnic area that overlooks Thompson Lake and miles of wooded trails that connect to the North Urban Regional Trail — a trail system that links Thompson County Park to Kaposia Park in South St. Paul and to the Mississippi River Regional Trail. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Wright County Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Wright County Parks, in the campgrounds, and on the trails. Pets are not permitted to enter a beach area, picnic area, park building, nature center, refuge area, or other area as signed within a park.

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MISSISSIPPI

Mississippi State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Mississippi State Parks, but are not permitted in or around cabin/cottage areas, lake beach areas, or the swimming pool area.

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MISSOURI

Missouri State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed in Missouri State Parks. Pets are not allowed inside any state park or historic site building, or in public swimming areas and beaches.

St. Louis County Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in St. Louis County Parks.

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MONTANA

Montana State Parks
Pets are welcome in Montana State Parks. From April 15th through September 15th, all pets must be on a leash no longer than 10 feet long, unless otherwise posted. Pets are not permitted on swimming beaches or any other areas that display posted restrictions.

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NEBRASKA

Nebraska State Parks
Pets are allowed in Nebraska State Parks and campgrounds. All animals within the park must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet, crated or caged. Pets are not permitted in lodges, public buildings, or on designated swimming beaches.

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NEVADA

Nevada State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed at most Nevada State Parks. Dogs are not permitted at Sand Harbor from April 15th through October 15th due to the high volume of visitors.

Caliente: Kershaw-Ryan State Park
The park is situated in a colorful, scenic canyon at the northern end of Rainbow Canyon in eastern Nevada. Steep canyon walls tower to 700 feet and overlook a long, narrow valley. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in buildings or in the wading pond.

Overton: Valley of Fire State Park
World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years. Pets are welcome, but they must be kept on a leash of not more than six feet in length. Pets are not allowed in the Visitor Center.

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NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire State Parks
Some New Hampshire state parks permit pets, some parks permit pets but only in designated areas, and some parks do not permit pets. Pets are prohibited at all state beaches, picnic areas, and historic sites. In areas where pets are allowed, pets must be leashed and attended at all times.

Franconia/Lincoln: Franconia Notch State Park, 260 Tramway Drive, Franconia/Lincoln, NH 03580
Pets are allowed at the designated dog walk area and on hiking trails only. Pets are not permitted on ski trails, on the Flume Gorge Trail, the Recreation Path, Echo Lake Beach or on the Aerial Tramway.

Nottingham: Pawtuckaway State Park, 7 Pawtuckaway Road, Nottingham, NH 03290
Dogs are welcome on the hiking trails through Reservation Road and Round Pond Road only. Pets are not permitted through the main gate and into the campground or beach area during the peak season (Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day weekend). They are welcome through the main gate for hiking and camping before Memorial Day weekend in May and after Columbus Day weekend in October. Pets are not allowed at the beach or picnic areas.

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NEW JERSEY

New Jersey State Parks
Pets are allowed in New Jersey State Parks as long as they are kept on a leash six (6) feet or less in length and under the physical control of their handler at all times. Pets are prohibited from all buildings, swimming beaches and swimming waters, non-designated pet friendly campsites and overnight facilities.

Essex County Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in Essex County Parks. The county does have three off-leash dog areas within Watsessing Park in Bloomfield, South Mountain Reservation in West Orange and Brookdale Park in Montclair.

Hewitt: Wawayanda State Park, 885 Warwick Turnpike, Hewitt, NJ 07421
Wawayanda State Park covers over 35,000 acres of forests and waters in the rough, hilly country of the New Jersey Highlands. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park.

Monmouth County Parks
Pets are allowed in Monmouth County parks but must be on leashes and under control. Pets are not permitted in garden areas, at historic sites, on beaches, in park buildings, or as posted. Dogs are not permitted to swim at any Monmouth County Park System facility.

Titusville: Washington Crossing State Park, 355 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560
The site where the Continental Army landed after crossing the Delaware River on Christmas night 1776, this 3,000-acre park is a 140-acre natural area containing fields in various stages of secondary succession and a mixed hardwood forest. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park and on the trails, but are not permitted in the buildings or the campground.

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NEW MEXICO

New Mexico State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed in most New Mexico State Parks. Pets are not permitted within visitor centers and at the following parks: Rio Grande Nature Center state park; Living Desert Zoo and Gardens state park; and Smokey Bear historical park.

Santa Fe: City and Regional Parks
Santa Fe boasts 68 developed parks, 26 undeveloped parks and 170 miles of trails. One of the most well-known parks is the historic plaza. Santa Fe also offers 6 regional parks, 2 skate parks, the Railyard Park and a golf course. Dogs are allowed in Santa Fe parks but must be kept on a leash.

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NEW YORK

New York State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in most New York State Parks.

Bethel: Lake Superior State Park
Lake Superior State Park has beaches, boat launches and picnic areas. Pets - dogs only -- on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park. Dogs are not allowed in buildings, camping, picnic or bathing areas or on walkways.

Broome County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in all Broome County Parks. Dogs are not permitted on the beach; there are no swimming areas for dogs or other pets at Broome County Parks. Cats or other domesticated pets are permitted, with the same regulations. Horses or other kinds of farm animals are not permitted in the Parks.

Carmel: Fahnestock State Park (Clarence Fahnestock), 1498 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512
Dogs on a leash no longer than 10 feet are permitted on trails, but are are not permitted on the beach or in picnic areas. Pets are allowed in all campsites. For sites that allows pets, there is a two-pet maximum.

Copake Falls: Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area, Route 344, Copake Falls, NY 12517
Dogs are permitted on trails and in the D loop of campground. Dogs must be attended to and leashed (on a leash not more than 10 feet) at all times. Dogs are not permitted in buildings, picnic and bathing areas, and at any other campground/cabin areas.

East Islip: Heckscher State Park, 1 Heckscher State Pkwy, East Islip, NY 11730
Heckscher State Park is located on the south shore of Long Island. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed access in undeveloped areas only. Dogs are not permitted in bathing, picnic areas, buildings or on walkways.

Erie County Parks
Dogs are allowed in Erie County Parks but must be licensed and kept on leash at all times. Dogs are not permitted on county beaches.

Genesee Region: Letchworth State Park, 1 Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427
Letchworth State Park, renowned as the "Grand Canyon of the East," is one of the most scenically magnificent areas in the eastern U.S. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in bathing areas, buildings, cabins or camping loops 300, 400, 500, 600 and 800. Proof of rabies inoculation required.

Grand Island: Beaver Island State Park, 2136 West Oakfield Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
Beaver Island State Park is located at the south end of Grand Island in the upper Niagara River. Household pets only, caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet, are allowed in the park. Pets are not allowed in bathing areas, buildings or on improved walkways and boardwalks.

Grand Island: Buckhorn Island State Park
Buckhorn Island State Park nature preserve, 895 acres of marsh, meadows and woods and the last vestige of once vast marshlands and meadows that bordered the Niagara River, is classified as a park preserve. Household pets only, caged or on a leash not more than 6 feet, are allowed in the park.

Kings Park: Sunken Meadow State Park (Governor Alfred E. Smith), Rte. 25A and Sunken Meadow Parkway, Kings Park, NY 11754
Sunken Meadow State Park has a wide range of topography that sustains a variety of flora and fauna. The three miles of beach meets tall, glacier-formed bluffs at the west end of the shoreline. Pets are not allowed in developed areas of the park such as bathing or picnic areas, in buildings or on walkways and cannot enter through the main entrance. Pets are welcome through the alternate entrance on Old Dock Road off of 25A East. There you will find a designated dog walk trail.

Long Island State Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in certain park areas; but are not permitted in buildings, camping, bathing and picnic areas or on improved walks or boardwalks. The following state parks have areas where leashed dogs are permitted: Belmont Lake, Camp Hero, Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow, Heckscher, Hempstead Lake, Hither Hills, Montauk Point and Napeague.

Montauk: Camp Hero State Park, 1898 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Camp Hero State Park encompasses 415 acres of diverse landscape including heavily wooded areas, a long expanse of beachfront along the Atlantic Ocean, and an historic military installation. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park.

Montauk: Shadmoor State Park, 900 Montauk Highway, Montauk, NY 11954
Shadmoor State Park, located one quarter-mile east of Montauk Village, features more than 2,400 feet of ocean beach accessed by two stairways. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park.

New York: City Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are welcome in New York City parks. Certain park areas allow dogs to be off-leash from the time the park opens until 9 a.m. and from 9 p.m. until the park closes.

New York: Central Park
Central Park, the 843-acre green oasis in the center of Manhattan, is the most visited urban park in the United States. Dogs are welcome in most areas of the park, as long as they and their owners follow Park rules and regulations. From 6 a.m. until 9 a.m., and from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m., dogs in Central Park can be off-leash in any area that is not off-limits to dogs during other times of the day. Dogs must always be on leash at: Arthur Ross Pinetum, Bridle Path, Cedar Hill, Children's Glade, Conservatory Garden, East Green, Kerbs Boathouse Plaza, The North Woods and The Ravine, The Ramble, Shakespeare Garden, Strawberry Fields, Turtle Pond Lawn, and All Lawns posted as 9:00 am areas. Dogs are never allowed at: Elm Islands at the Mall, Great Lawn Oval, Wallet Nature Sanctuary, Lilac Walk, Reservoir running track, Sheep Meadow, and All ballfields and recreational courts, playgrounds, sand volleyball courts, bodies of water, streams, and ornamental fountains.

North Babylon: Belmont Lake State Park
Belmont Lake State Park is a 463-acre day use park bisected by Carll's Creek and Belmont Lake. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in undeveloped trail areas only; they are not allowed in picnic areas or in buildings.

Onondaga County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Onondaga County Parks. In Onondaga Lake Park, pets are not permitted on the East Shore Trail (wheels only) during the peak season of April to October. Dogs are allowed on the Shoreline Walking Trail. There are off leash areas at Wegmans Good Dog Park and Jamesville Beach Park.

Suffolk County Parks
Pets are allowed in some county parks, but not all, so please call ahead to make sure pets are welcome. Only cats and dogs are permitted. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times, except in designated dog parks. Suffolk County Parks offers five dedicated parklands for off-leash dogs. Two of the parks are Natural Borders Dog Parks: Robinson's Duck Farm Dog Park and Mud Creek County Dog Park.

Valley Cottage: Rockland Lake State Park, 299 Rockland Lake Rd., Valley Cottage, NY 10989
Pets are not permitted from May to September 30. From October 1 to March 31, pets are permitted in the park but not on any of the paved walkways including the 3.2 mile path around the lake. Pets must be on a leash not to exceed 6' in length.

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NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in North Carolina State Parks. Pets are allowed in some campgrounds–contact the specific park. Overnight, pets must be confined to the owner's tent or vehicle during quiet hours. Pets are not allowed in the bathhouses or swimming areas, or on the ferry at Hammocks Beach State Park.

Atlantic Beach: Fort Macon State Park, 2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
Pets must be on a leash no longer than six feet. Pets are not allowed in the bathhouse or swimming areas.

Danbury: Hanging Rock State Park, 1790 Hanging Rock Park Road, Danbury, NC 27016
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in any cabins, the visitor center or on the swim beach.

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NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota State Parks
Pets are allowed in North Dakota State Parks but must be kept on a leash and attended at all times. Pets are not allowed on any designated swimming areas, playgrounds, in buildings, or other posted areas in a state park.

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OHIO

Ohio State Parks
Pets on a leash are permitted in most day use areas, with the exception of swimming beaches. There are fenced dog parks at the following parks: Alum Creek, Grand Lake St. Marys, Hueston Woods, Mosquito Lake, Portage Lakes, Salt Fork, and Wingfoot Lake. Lake access for dogs is offered at the following parks: Alum Creek, A.W. Marion, Harrison Lake, Lake Alma, Madison Lake, Mosquito Lake, Portage Lakes, and Salt Fork

Hocking Hills Region Parks
Pets on a leash are allowed in Ohio State Parks. However, pets are not allowed in State Nature Preserve, which includes Conkle's Hollow and Rockbridge Nature Preserves. Pets are allowed on access ways at Clear Creek Metro Park, but they are not allowed on the nature trails.

Westerville: Rocky Fork Metro Park, 7180 Walnut Street, Westerville, OH 43081
Rocky Fork Metro Park includes a one-mile meadow trail, a 1.25-mile wooded trail, a half-mile trail that connects them to the park entrance on Walnut Street and a 0.3-mile dog-friendly trail and a two-acre, fenced-in dog park, with a splash pad in the dog park.

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OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed in Oklahoma State Parks. Find Oklahoma's Pet Friendly State Parks

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OREGON

Oregon State Parks
Pets are welcome in Oregon State Parks, but must be confined by the owner or on a leash not more than six feet long, and kept under physical control at all times. Pets are not allowed in Dabney State Recreation Area or on the Canyon Trail at Silver Falls State Park. Some campgrounds have off-leash areas for pets. Good Trails for Dogs in Oregon State Parks

Ashland: City Parks
Ashland Parks & Recreation oversees 18 parks/properties that are dog friendly, one of which is a two-acre fenced-in area where dogs can run off leash and socialize with other dogs.

Coos County Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed in Coos County parks.

Josephine County Parks
All but two camping parks are located on the Rogue River. Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in all Josephine County Parks. Pets are not permitted in the yurts, yurt sites or disc golf courses.

Sublimity: Silver Falls State Park, 20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Sublimity OR, 97385
As the largest state park within Oregon, Silver Falls offers diverse opportunities for recreation, including more than 25 miles of multi-use backcountry trails spread over the 9,000 acres. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted on the Canyon, Maple Ridge, or Winter Trails (they are allowed on the Rim Trail and more than 22 miles of other trails elsewhere in the park). In the South Falls Day-use Area, there is an unfenced, off-leash exercise area for dogs; they must be under voice control at all times. In all other pet-friendly areas of the park, dogs are allowed only while on a leash.

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PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania State Parks
Pets are welcome in designated areas in Pennsylvania State Parks. Pets are permitted in day-use areas, on designated sites in campgrounds and all areas not otherwise closed to pets. Pets are prohibited in swimming areas, inside buildings, in non-pet overnight areas, or in any area designated as an area closed to pets.

Indiana County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed at Indiana County Parks and trails.

Philadelphia: Rittenhouse Square Park, 18th and Walnut, Philadelphia, PA 19195
Rittenhouse Square is one of the five original open-space parks planned by William Penn and his surveyor Thomas Holme during the late 17th century in central Philadelphia. The park is widely considered one of the finest urban public spaces in the United States. Dogs on a leash are allowed inn the park.

Washington Crossing: Washington Crossing Historic Park
Located on the site where George Washington and his army crossed the Delaware and marched on to Trenton, N.J., on Christmas night during the Revolutionary War in 1776. Parts of the park are operated by the Friends of Washington Crossing and may charge a fee. Other parts of the park are free and open sunrise to sunset. Leashed dogs are allowed throughout the grounds, but are not permitted in the visitor center or in any of the historic structures, including Bowman's Hill Tower.

Waterville: Little Pine State Park
The 2,158-acre Little Pine State Park is surrounded by a beautiful mountain section of Tiadaghton State Forest in the Pennsylvania Wilds. The 60-acre Little Pine Lake, hiking trails, campground, and nesting bald eagles are prime attractions to the park. Dogs on a leash are allowed in day-use areas and designated sites in campgrounds.

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RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island State Parks
Pets - dogs and cats only - are allowed in the following state parks and campgrounds: Beavertail State Park; Blackstone River Bikeway; Brenton Point State Park; Burlingame Campground, Pet Certification Form Required, pets are permitted in the designated area of the campground only, not in the day use area; Colt State Park; East Bay Bike Path; Fishermen’ s Memorial Campground, Pet Certification Form Required; Fort Adams State Park; Fort Wetherill State Park; George Washington Campground, Pet Certification Form Required; Goddard Memorial State Park; Haines Memorial State Park; John H. Chafee Nature Preserve; Lincoln Woods State Park; Pulaski State Park, Cross country skiers are not allowed to bring dogs on designated cross country ski trails. Pets must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet, and are prohibited from all state bathing beaches from April 1st through September 30th.

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SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina State Parks
Pets are allowed in most outdoor areas in South Carolina State Parks provided they are kept under physical restraint or on a leash not longer than six feet. Pets are not allowed in or around cabins, cabin areas or other lodging facilities.

Charleston County Parks
Find pet policies for Charleston County Parks.

Greenville: City Parks
One of Greenville's greatest attractions is its system of city parks. The department oversees 39 city parks occupying more than 400 acres of land within the city. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the parks.

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SOUTH DAKOTA

South Dakota State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed in South Dakota State Parks. Outside of campgrounds and day use areas pets must be under immediate control and more than 200 feet from other park guests. Pets are not permitted on designated swimming beaches, in any park buildings (including camping cabins, lodges and comfort stations) or on the Summit Trail at Bear Butte State Park.

Custer: Custer State Park, 13329 U.S. 16A, Custer, SD 57730
Custer State Park in the Black Hills encompasses 71,000 acres of spectacular terrain and an abundance of wildlife. Pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed in the park, but are not permitted in any park buildings or on designated swimming beaches.

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TENNESSEE

Tennessee State Parks
Dogs, cats and other pets are allowed in Tennessee State Parks as long as they are crated, caged or on a leash, or otherwise under physical restrictive control at all times. Pets are not permitted in park inns or cabins (except where rooms and/or cabins have been designated for pets), lodges, public eating places, food stores, and on designated swimming beaches and pools at all times.

Chattanooga: City Parks
Pets on a leash are allowed at almost all Chattanooga parks, including the new section of the TN Riverwalk. Pets are not permitted in Coolidge Park, the TN Aquarium Plaza, and on the TN Riverwalk between the Bluff View Art District and Chickamauga Dam. Three City Parks have off-leash dog areas: the Chew-Chew Canine Park, Heritage Park, and Greenway Farm.

Nashville: City Parks
The Nashville Metro Parks and Recreation Department offers over 12,000 acres of open space, including 108 Parks and 19 Greenways. Leashed dogs are welcome in all Metro Parks.

Knoxville: City Parks
Knoxville Parks and Recreation welcomes dogs (leashed) at City parks, greenways, and trails unless otherwise posted. Per City ordinance, all dogs must be on a leash at all times (except in off-leash dog parks) and dog owners are required to pick up their dog's waste.

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TEXAS

Texas State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Texas State Parks. Pets are not permitted in the water of a designated swimming area or within the land or beach area adjacent to the water of a designated swimming area. Pets are not permitted to enter into or remain in any building or enclosure designated for public use including, but not limited to, a restaurant, snack bar, cabin, lodge room, restroom, park store, shelter, refectory building, amphitheater, administration building, or railroad coach. Several of the parks do not allow dogs in specific areas of the park. Parks with pet restrictions include: Big Bend Ranch State Park; Enchanted Rock State Natural Area; Government Canyon State Natural Area; Hueco Tanks State Park & Historic Site; and Seminole Canyon.

Austin: City Parks
Dog on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Austin city parks. Dogs are not permitted in the water of a swimming pool or designated swim area. All Nature Preserves do not allow dogs on-leash or off-leash.

Burnet: Inks Lake State Park,3630 Park Road 4 West, Burnet, TX 78611
Inks Lake State Park is a 1,201-acre recreation area just an hour northwest of Austin. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the trails.

Harris County Parks
Pets - dogs and cats only -- are allowed in Harris County parks, but must be confined to a vehicle or secured by a leash no longer than 6 feet. Off-leash dog parks are featured at Bay Area Park and Partnership Park.

Houston: City Parks
Pets are allowed in Houston city parks, but must remain on leash at all times.

Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Parks
The Lower Colorado River Authority manages more than 16,000 acres of recreational lands along the lower Colorado River from the Texas Hill Country to the Gulf Coast. The properties include developed parks, lake recreation areas, nature preserves, river access sites and natural science centers. Pets are allowed in LCRA parks, but must be kept on leashes at all times while in the designated camping and picnicking areas. Outside the designated camping and picnicking areas, pets must be kept under their owners' direct control.

Presidio: Big Bend Ranch State Park
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park, but are only allowed to be ¼ mile from campsites or designated roads, and only on the Closed Canyon Trail and the Hoodoos Trail on FM 170. Dogs are not allowed on any other hiking trails, in the backcountry, or more than ¼ mile from campsites or designated roads. Dogs are not allowed in any buildings (that includes the Sauceda Ranch House and Bunkhouse).

Rio Vista: Hamm Creek Park, 957 West FM 916, Rio Vista, TX 76093
Located approximately 8 miles west of Rio Vista, Hamm Creek Park is the only public access to the beautiful Brazos River in Johnson County. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in the park. Pets are not allowed in buildings or on the beach.

San Antonio: City Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in San Antonio city parks, with the exception of the natural area parks, where no pets are allowed.

Stonewall: Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed on the walking trails at the LBJ State Park & Historic Site.

Travis County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in Travis County parks, except in Hamilton Pool Preserve, Pogue Springs Preserve, Wild Basin Preserve, Hippie Hollow Park, Tom Hughes Park, or on the Point at Bob Wentz Park.

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UTAH

Utah State Parks
Pets are welcome at most state parks, however, they must be on a maximum six foot leash and not left unattended. Pets are not allowed in buildings, on beaches, or in the lakes or reservoirs. Pets are not allowed at Rock Cliff (Jordanelle) or in the group areas and Deer Creek State Park. Pets are also not allowed on the Intrepid Trail at Dead Horse Point; Frary Peak Trail at Antelope Island or select trails at Snow Canyon.

Moab: Dead Horse Point State Park, UT-313, Moab, UT 84532
Dogs on a leash are allowed in the park, on all hiking trails, and in the campground. Pets are not allowed on the Intrepid Mountain Biking Trails, in the Yurts (or vehicles outside the yurts).

Salt Lake County Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in all Salt Lake County Parks. The county also maintains parks with off-leash dog areas and dog parks.

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VERMONT

Vermont State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 6 feet (or safely confined at all times) are allowed in all campgrounds and trails unless otherwise designated. Pets are not permitted on beaches or in picnic areas, except picnic areas at Mt. Philo, Allis, Elmore, Osmore Pond and Owl’s Head. Additionally, pets are allowed on the far side of the beaches (away from the swimming areas) at Branbury and Silver Lake State Parks.

Barnard: Silver Lake State Park, 20 State Park Beach Rd., Barnard, VT 05031
Silver Lake Park encompasses the northern shoreline of 84-acre Silver Lake. Pets are not permitted on the sandy beach or in the designated swimming area, but are allowed elsewhere throughout the park, including on the far side of the beach (away from the swimming area).

Brandon: Branbury State Park, 3570 Lake Dunmore Rd., Brandon, VT 05733
Branbury State Park is located on the eastern shore of Lake Dunmore at the base of Mt. Moosalamoo. Pets are not permitted on the sandy beach or in the designated swimming area or in the cottage. Pets are allowed elsewhere throughout the park, including on the far side of the beach (away from the swimming area).

Charlotte: Mount Philo State Park, 5425 Mt Philo Rd, Charlotte, VT 05445
Sitting atop 968’ Mt. Philo, the 237-acre park features breathtaking views of the Lake Champlain Valley and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. Pets are allowed throughout the park.

Waterbury: Little River State Park, 3444 Little River Rd., Waterbury, Vermont 05676
Pets are allowed throughout Little River State Park, but are not permitted on beaches, in designated swim areas or in most cabins. Pets can swim at the boat launch area in section A or from waterfront campsites.

Waterbury: Camel's Hump State Park
Camel's Hump State Park is an undeveloped free entry state park with no phone or visitor center. Pets are allowed in Camel's Hump State Park, but should be leashed above the tree line.

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VIRGINIA

Virginia State Parks
Pets are allowed in all Virginia State Parks, but are not permitted on public beaches and in public facilities (bathhouses, visitor centers, park offices, restaurants, etc.), and must be confined or kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet. While pets are allowed at False Cape State Park, they are not permitted access through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge.

Alexandria: City Parks
Dogs are welcome in public parks, not designated as a dog exercise area, but must be kept secured by a leash.

Fairfax County Parks
Dogs on a leash are welcome in all Fairfax County Parks. Also, there are seven established dog parks in the county and additional off-leash dog areas are in the planning stage.

Henrico County Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in Henrico County Parks.

Richmond: James River Park System
The James River Park System is a 550-acre park located along the James River. Dogs on a leash are allowed only in the following parks: Barker Field dog park, Byrd Park, Chimborazoo dog park, and Forest Hill Park.

Virginia Beach: City Parks
Virginia Beach is home to 293​ parks and park facilities, encompassing over 7,000 acres, including neighborhood and community parks, metro parks, signature parks, natural areas, waterway accesses, trail linkages, open space preservation areas and park athletic facilities. Dogs are welcome at all Virginia Beach city parks, however, owners are required to keep their dogs leashed outside the dog park. Virginia Beach has three dog parks featuring approximately one acre of fenced area where dogs are allowed off-leash.

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WASHINGTON

Washington State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in most state parks. Pets are not permitted on designated swimming beaches. Horses are allowed only in designated parks.

Bainbridge Island Parks & Trails
Bainbridge Island offers 32 miles of trails, over 1600 acres of parkland. Dogs on a leash are allowed in the parks and on the trails.

Callam County Parks
The Clallam County Parks system consists of eighteen day use facilities. Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in Callam County Parks.

Clark County Parks
Dogs are allowed in Clark County parks, but they must be leashed at all times, except as authorized in designated off-leash areas. Owners must clean up after their dogs.

Federal Way: City Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 20 feet are allowed in the parks.

Kent: City Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the parks. At Lake Meridian Park, dogs are not permitted on the beach, in the water, or on the dock.

Kitsap County Parks
Park rules for pets may vary, depending on which park you are interested in visiting. Pets are allowed at most parks if they are on a leash. However, horses and pets are not allowed near athletic fields, playgrounds, picnic sites, and swimming beaches. Parks Rules for each County Park are available by checking the Parks Listing for specific rules for each County Park.

Mercer Island: City Parks
Dogs are allowed in most parks on Mercer Island as long as they are on-leash or under voice or signal control.

Pierce County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in Pierce County parks.

Pullman: City Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in Pullman city parks. No dogs allowed in Lawson Gardens, Harrison Tot Lot, or in any of the city cemeteries.

Whatcom County Parks and Trails
Dogs must be leashed at all times except in designated and marked off leash areas and trails. Pets are prohibited on designated shellfish beds, park buildings, Canyon Lake Community Forest, Stimpson Family Nature Reserve and Point Whitehorn Marine Reserve.

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WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia State Parks
Dogs and cats are the only pets permitted in state parks, state forests, and state wildlife management areas. Dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than 10 feet at all times. All pets are prohibited in state park lodges, and in swimming pool and beach swimming areas.

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WISCONSIN

Wisconsin State Parks & Forests
Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are welcome in Wisconsin State Parks. Pets are permitted in most campgrounds, trails, roads, and outlying areas of the parks.

Brown County Parks
Dogs on a leash no longer than 8 feet are only allowed in the following parks: Barkhausen Waterfowl Preserve, south of Lineville Road; Bay Shore Park; Fairgrounds, except during organized events; Neshota Park; Pamperin Park; State rail trails, including: Fox River Trail, Mountain-Bay Trail, and Devils River Trail (on leashes no longer than 5-feet long); Brown County Pet Exercise Area (Dog Park), small and large dog off-leash fenced areas; and All boat landing areas for launch users. All other Brown County park areas do not allow dogs.

Dane County Parks
Dogs are welcome in all county parks with the purchase of a daily or annual permit. Dogs must be leashed at all times except within the off-leash dog exercise areas and dog-walking is prohibited on groomed cross-country ski trails when snow is present.

Eau Claire County Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed only at Coon Fork, Harstad and Lowes Creek Parks.

Ellison Bay: Newport State Park, 475 County Highway NP, Ellison Bay WI 54210
Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the park.

Fish Creek: Peninsula State Park, 9462 Shore Rd., Fish Creek, WI 54212
Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the park. Pets are not allowed on the mowed area or the beach but are permitted at The Pines picnic area, next to the Nicolet Beach parking lot.

Flambeau River State Forest
Flambeau River State Forest is located in north central Wisconsin in Sawyer, Price and Rusk counties, and surrounds 75 miles of the North and South forks of the Flambeau River. There is a dog-friendly picnic area at Connors Lake.

Lake Geneva: City Parks
Dogs on a leash are allowed in all parks unless posted.

Marinette County Parks
Marinette County operates 22 county park properties. Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in Marinette County Parks, but are not permitted in any building or upon any bathing beach, picnic area or playground.

Milwaukee County Parks
The only animals that may be brought into county parks are dogs, and only in non-restricted areas. Dogs on a leash no longer than 6 feet are allowed in portions of certain parks and parkways. Dogs are not permitted on beaches, in picnic areas, children's play area, and on athletic fields.

Stoughton: Lake Kegonsa State Park, 2405 Door Creek Road, Stoughton WI 53589
Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed on hiking trails except on the White Oak Nature Trail and in the campground but not in the picnic or playground areas or in buildings. The park has a pet beach (swim) area. Pets must be on leash unless they are in the water. Normally the beach has a pier to teach pets to jump into the water, but the pier is out when water levels are high. Pets are not allowed at the beach.

Sturgeon Bay: Potawatomi State Park, 3740 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the park.

Sturgeon Bay: Whitefish Dunes State Park, 3275 Clark Lake Road, Sturgeon Bay WI 54235
Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the park. Pets are not allowed on the section of beach from the nature center to the third beach access from April 1 to November 1. The pet beach access is about a 0.75-mile walk from the parking lot. To reach this area, walk your pet from the parking area down the Red trail and then onto the beach. The beach access ramp near the nature center and the first access stairway south of the nature center have been posted with "No Pets" signs. Park staff monitor pet activity on the beach very closely.

Two Rivers: City Parks
The City of Two Rivers has 21 outdoor recreation and parks. Leashed or “kenneled” pet are allowed in the parks. The only exception: dogs are prohibited at Neshotah Beach, the area between the beach parking lots and the waters of Lake Michigan, from the northernmost edge of the parking lots to the southernmost. This prohibition will be in effect May 1-Sept. 30 each year.

Washington Island: Rock Island State Park, 1924 Indian Point Road, Washington Island WI 54246
Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the park.

Waunakee: Governor Nelson State Park, 5140 Cty Hwy M, Waunakee, WI 53597
Pets on a leash no longer than 8 feet are allowed in the park. Pets are allowed in all areas of the park except buildings, picnic areas, beach areas, and areas posted as pet free. When trails are snow-covered, pets and hiking are allowed only on the Morningside multi-use trail. Picnic tables for visitors with pets are located in a shady area near the boat landing restrooms, and a pet swim area is located off the Morningside Trail.

Wood County Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed in Wood County Parks. Pets are not permitted in any public building, bathing beach, picnic grounds, or playgrounds within any County Park.

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WYOMING

Wyoming State Parks
Pets on a leash no longer than 10 feet are allowed in Wyoming State Parks, but are not permitted in public public eating places and food stores, public buildings, and on designated beach areas. Pets are prohibited in the reservoirs at Curt Gowdy State Park and in designated areas of Edness Kimball Wilkins State Park. On park lands where hunting is permitted, by the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission, the lawful use of hunting dogs is allowed provided the area is open to hunting and the dogs' owners or handlers accompany and have control of such dogs. Horses are permitted on park lands except within designated areas.