Top Visitor Picks for Paw-some Trips with Pets

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Load up your gear, grab the leash, and find the perfect spot to take your four-legged friend for a hike or camping trip with these recommendations of top pet-friendly destinations from Recreation.gov users like you! 

Visitor Recommendations for Places to Travel with Pets

Dinkey Creek

Sierra National Forest, California

Young boy and dog looking out at the morning sky through tent flap in their campsite

Dinkey Creek Campground (Jay Kim, Share the Experience)

"Great place! Our whole family (daughter, grandkids, dogs) had a wonderful experience." - David A.

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Cedar Creek (TN)

Old Hickory Lake, Tennessee

Sunset over the water from a floating dock at Old Hickory Lake

Old Hickory Lake

"We would go back again. Charlie, our dog, liked it too. The site was very roomy... we loved it!" - Karen D. 

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Dog Creek

Nolin River Lake, Kentucky

Sunset over the lake from campsite at Dog Creek on Nolin River Lake

Nolin River Lake (USACE photo by Penny Brown)

"This is the best experience we've had at a COE this year! Super friendly staff, nice park. Great group of campers. We walked our dogs each evening, and everyone figured out where our trailer was and would visit them." - Tracy M.

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Stillwater (Colorado)

Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forests, Colorado

Three adults resting on a rock with two dogs on leashes after hiking in Roosevelt National Forest

Roosevelt National Forest (Stan Brown, Share the Experience)

"Nice campgrounds with a gorgeous view! Beach is awesome to hangout and play with the dogs. Water is a little cold, but refreshing after hiking." - Danyelle O. 

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Washington Lake

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Utah

View of red wildflowers and the mountains on a hike to Clayton Peak in Utah

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (Dave Tucker, Share the Experience)

"This campground has it all! Campsites all of them are good, but lakeside is the best. Trail head access is very close. Lake fishing and boating (not motors), cycling (road and mountain), bird and wildlife viewing, and dog friendly!" - Charles A. 

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North Bend Park

John H. Kerr Dam & Reservoir (Buggs Island Lake), North Carolina

View of the beach and lake at North Bend Park through the trees at a campsite

North Bend Park (USACE)

"This was the first camping trip for my husband and I. We had a beautiful view from sun up to sun down. We also brought our two dogs with us which was a first for them as well and for us. All we needed to bring them was to keep them on a leash at all times. We noticed how many other families brought pets and how well they all did. It was quiet and peaceful!" - Kat N. 

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Burnt Rancheria

Cleveland National Forest, California

Starry night sky over campsite at Cleveland National Forest

Cleveland National Forest (Rick Cadogan, Share the Experience)

"The campsites are spacious with good tree coverage, a metal table, and fire pit. If you enjoy hiking, trail running, or stargazing you are in the BEST spot for all three! You have miles of trails and great stargazing areas just past sites #44 and #47. We spent 3 days / 2 nights with 3 dogs and would have liked to stay longer! I highly recommend this campground!" - Tonja H. 

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Campton Campground

White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire

Woman sitting next to pond with dog under fall foliage in the White Mountains

White Mountains

"Super convenient, dog-friendly campground that's a great base camp for those looking to explore the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains of New Hampshire." - Kyle P. 

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When you get out there, keep your pet’s tail wagging with these tips for hitting the trails:

Find a spot near you, plan a trip with your pet, and #BringHomeaStory with Recreation.gov!

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