Pets in U.S. State Parks and Forests

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

U.S. State Parks

Many state parks in the U.S. offer just as much, if not more, than dedicated national parks — often with fewer people and for less money. Pets are permitted in most state parks but must be on a leash not exceeding six feet in length at all times. Some state parks offer camping cabins for visitors with pets who want to stay overnight.

15 US state parks that are just as epic as national parks
Including Fall Creek Falls State Park in Tennessee, Ecola State Park in Oregon, and Palo Duro Canyon State Park in Texas.

U.S. State Forests

Thirty-eight of the U.S.’s 50 states have state forests, as does one territory, Puerto Rico. Pets are allowed in all state forests, but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times while in developed recreation areas.

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