Finding a pet friendly campground in the U.S. is easy with our state-by-state listings of campgrounds in state, county and regional parks; state forests; national parks and forests; and private campgrounds & RV Parks. Some state parks offer camping cabins for visitors with pets. Camping can be fun for you and your pet, but before you go, you should do some preparation:
In general, pets are permitted in the campgrounds but must be restrained either on a leash not exceeding 6 feet in length, caged or crated at all times. Check park regulations regarding camping with your pet. Some campgrounds permit pet camping only in designated sites. Please be aware of the pet policy of the campground you’re planning to visit.
Camping in the National Park Service
Find information about camping in the National Park Service, including car camping where visitors drive to an established campground; wilderness & backcountry camping; and camp etiquette.
Camping with Pets
Camping can be fun for you and your pet. But before you go, you should be aware of rules and responsibilities, and extra steps of preparation that come along with it.
Camping with Horses
Some parks allow the use of stock (i.e., horses, mules, donkeys, llamas) in the backcountry as a mode of transportation for you and/or your gear. Regulations vary from park to park, so please plan accordingly.
All U.S. National Forests campgrounds allow pets, but they must be leashed and under control in the campground and on the trails.
U.S. National Forest Campground Guide
Find a National Forest/Grassland and Campground(s).
Bureau of Land Management (BLM) – Camping on Public Lands
Most of the lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management are in Western States. These are wide-open spaces and wildlands that offer developed campgrounds and dispersed camping in undeveloped areas. Plan ahead and be aware of potential hazards. It is everyone’s responsibility to take steps necessary to minimize the chances of becoming lost or injured on public lands. Leashed pets are allowed in most BLM campgrounds.
KOA Campgrounds – 5 Tips for Camping With Pets
Pets are allowed at many KOA Campgrounds, a chain with nearly 500 locations throughout North America. Check with the campground about its specific pet policies. Some don’t allow pets in Cabins, for example, or may have limited pet units. Others don’t accept particular breeds that insurance providers have identified as having a history of aggression. Select KOA Campgrounds provide Kamp K9s, a fenced area where your pup has room to roam off leash and ample seating for you to watch them romp. You’ll find cleanup stations, fresh water and, at some KOAs, dedicated areas for large and small dogs.
11 Helpful Tips for Camping With Dogs
if you’re going to bring pets along you’ll need to do more than pack some food and load them in the car. Just like you, your pooch needs different gear for spending time out in the great outdoors.
Tips for Camping With Dogs
Find some helpful (and important) tips about camping with dogs for the canine camping champs and the newbies alike.
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