Virginia's Parks Love Pets Too!


    Pets are welcome at all Virginia State Parks, as long as they're on a leash or in an enclosed area at all times. A nominal fee is charged at the front gate for pets staying overnight.

    Traveling with Pets


    Nothing's more fun than letting your dog walk beside you along the trails, eating hotdogs straight from the campfire and snuggling together in the tent.

    Please click here for more information about pets in Virginia's State Parks.

    Dogs on leashes are permitted at Historic Jamestowne, too. The Dog Digest did an article on this dog-friendly site, which celebrated its 400th anniversary in 2009.

    The Appalachian Trail welcomes dogs, too! 

    Pets on leashes also are welcome at George Washington & Jefferson National Forest and Shenandoah National Park, which allows dogs on all but 20 miles of its 500-mile trail system.

    Click here for more campgrounds!

    Dog Parks

    Your four-legged member of the family needs ample exercise, and he craves to let loose and run free! Virginia's Bark Parks are great places to let them go loose and fancy free to meet other dogs!

Last Updated: 2/20/2014 1:38 PM
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