Pet-Friendly State Parks 2: Louisiana – North Dakota

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We continue looking at all 50 states parks that can offer you and your four-legged family members the best outdoor getaway. From high mountains to ocean beaches, the variety of state parks in the United States is unmatched. There’s a park for everyone!

If your favorite state isn’t on this list, check out the following articles:
Pet-Friendly State Parks 1: Alabama – Kentucky
Pet-Friendly State Parks 3: Ohio – Wyoming

Louisiana State Parks

Louisiana state parks and campgrounds allow pets on a leash no longer than six feet. In addition, state parks are now offering pet-friendly cabins in sixteen parks starting in 2020. Read their pet policy and location here.

Maine State Parks

Except for Baxter State Park and Sebago Lake State Park campground, all Maine state parks and campgrounds allow leashed pets. In addition, starting October 1 through March 31, leashed pets are permitted to go onto beaches at state parks. Check their website to check on their state park locations and state park pet policy.

Maryl and State Parks

State parks and campgrounds in Maryl and have different pet policies depending on where they are and open. If you wish to visit one of their state parks, consult the state’s pet policy page to determine whether pets are permitted during your visit. No matter when the year or where your pets are, they must be leashed and licensed, and vaccinated.

Massachusetts State Parks

Pets are allowed on leashes up to ten feet long in most Massachusetts state parks, forests, campgrounds, and reserves. In addition, pets are permitted on coastal beaches and designated swimming areas of inl and beaches from September 16 through April 30, unless otherwise posted.

Your pet’s license and rabies vaccination certificate are part of the main requirements in their state parks. The rinks, cabins, yurts, playgrounds, and pools within the skate park are not accessible to pets. 

There are also many areas in Massachusetts where dogs are allowed off-leash. In off-leash areas, dogs must always be contained to a leash, come immediately to a person’s voice when called, and on comm and. Additional rules and regulations may apply at different locations, so be sure to follow all related laws and regulations in their state parks locations and pet policies.

Michigan State Parks

Pets are welcome on a leash no longer than 6 feet inside Michigan state parks, campgrounds, and state forests. However, it’s prohibited to take pets on boat access sites on some days of the year in Michigan. Ensure you check the state’s website to check their state park locations and see if your visit is accessible.

Dogs are prohibited on the S andy Hook trail and beaches in Tawas Point State Park. However, dogs are welcome at beaches that are designated pet-friendly by the state.

Minnesota State Parks

State parks and campgrounds in Minnesota accept pets on leashes up to 6 feet long, but they must be supervised. No pets are permitted in buildings, accommodations, cabins, or camping areas. Read more of their state park pet policies and park locations on their website

Mississippi State Parks

Pets are welcome at Mississippi state parks and campgrounds on a leash no longer than six feet long. The beach, the cottages, and the swimming pool, however, do not allow pets. Here’s a complete and detailed set of pet policies and state park locations when you bring your pets to their state parks. 

Missouri State Parks

Pets on leashes shorter than 10 feet are welcome at Missouri state parks. No pets are permitted in the state parks, historic sites, public swimming areas, and beaches, or the trails at Prairie State Park. There are two pets allowed per campsite in all Missouri state park campgrounds and more. A pet must not be left unattended except in a crate or carrier, which will be provided for a fee of charge. Read their state park pet policy and locations to know more. 

Montana State Parks 

All Montana state parks allow pets as long as they are on a leash shorter than ten feet between April 15 and September 15, unless otherwise posted. Frenchtown Pond State Park, Wild Horse Isl and State Park, Smith River State Park, Spring Meadow Lake, and any other area posted are all pet-free swimming beaches. A leashed pet is permitted only at the take-in and take-out points, not on the float. Check their state parks pet policy and state park locations here

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Nebraska State Parks

You can bring your pets to their state parks as long as they are leashed up to six feet. However, your four-legged companions are not allowed in their cottages, buildings, pools, and beaches. Check more of their pet policy and state park locations here.

Nevada State Parks

All state parks welcome pets that are on a six-foot leash in all of their park grounds. However, Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort State Historical Park and S and Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park do not allow pets from April 15 until November 15. Check out more information about their pet rules and their locations on their website

New Hampshire State Parks

New Hampshire welcomes pets in their state parks, although some restrictions may vary, depending on the locations. Generally, pets are welcome as long as they are on a six-foot leash and should not be left unattended by their owners. However, they are not allowed to get inside their beaches, pools, picnic areas, buildings, and washing areas. Browse their state website to know more about their state park pet policy and locations. 

New Jersey State Parks

Just like most state parks, New Jersey State Parks welcome pets on a six-foot leash. However, you cannot bring them inside the campgrounds’ buildings, pools and beaches, and campsites. Check more of their pet policy and state park locations to know more. 

New Mexico State Parks

Almost all state parks in Mexico allow pets on a 10-foot leash. Your furry friend must also have their proof of updated vaccination and must never be left unattended while inside their campgrounds. Click here and read section 19.5.2.26 to check their pet policy and locations

New York State Parks 

State parks in New York welcome pets with open arms as long as they are leashed up to six feet. They also allow up to two pets per owner and must surrender their pet’s proof of vaccination upon entry. Your pets must not be left unattended, and they are also not allowed access to the state parks’ buildings, picnic areas, pools, and beaches. You may know more about their pet policy and locations by visiting their state park website. 

North Carolina State Parks

Leash your pets up to six feet, and they can be allowed entry in all North Carolina state parks. However, they cannot get inside the state parks’ buildings, wash areas, pools, and beaches. Learn more about their state park pet policy and locations here

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North Dakota State Parks 

If you wish to stroll your pets in North Dakota state parks, keep them on a leash and always keep your eyes on them since they cannot be left unattended. However, they are not allowed entry in any state parks’ buildings, swimming and washing areas, playgrounds, and other buildings. Do you want to know more about their pet policies and their state park locations? Click here

Before packing up your family and gear, do make sure the park you’re visiting does allow your pet. Enjoy the luxury of running, playing, and relaxing at the most beautiful places the USA has to offer!

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