Explore nature with your four-legged best friend.
Pets are welcome at state parks and campgrounds if leashed (no longer than six feet) and accompanied by the owner at all times. Some dog-friendly cabins are available. Pets are not allowed in state park and historic site buildings, lodges, yurts, group camps, swimming areas. Kennels are not available. Owners should clean up after pets.
Your pet is family, so bring Bailey along when you rent a designated dog-friendly cottage. You must request a dog-friendly cottage prior to arrival. Reservations are strongly encouraged. A fee of $50 per dog (limit 2) will be collected at check-in and covers the duration of your stay.
Tail-Wagging Adventures in Georgia’s State Parks:
Leash up your four-legged best friend to explore Georgia’s State Parks. Kickstart the adventure on a hiking trail, camp under the stars, and even join a dog-walking quest. No matter what type of adventure you seek with your pet, summer in Georgia’s State Parks guarantees a wagging good time.
Tails on Trails Club
Dogs need exercise too, so leash up Fido and lace up your hiking boots. When you join this dog-walking quest, you’ll receive a t-shirt for yourself and matching bandana for your pet. Finish 12 of the suggested 42 hikes and you’ll get bragging rights and a certificate of completion.
Membership is $20. Join the club by purchasing Tails on Trails Club membership online and we’ll mail you your own club shirt and a matching bandanna* for your pet to wear while you hike. You will receive a digital checklist so you can keep track of your accomplishments (Download your checklist from your email invoice or from your account profile page).
You don’t need a dog to be able to complete the challenge on your own. No time limit applies, so hikers can take as long as they wish to complete the requirements. Keep dogs on a maximum 6′ leash when in a Georgia State Park. Please clean up after your pet.
State Parks in the Southeast Georgia Area:
- Crooked River
- George L Smith St Park
- Stephen C Foster State Park
- Skidaway Island
- Stephen C. Foster
Hiking & Sniffing Trails.
Whether you’re walking a Greyhound or a Basset Hound, you’ll find the perfect outing together. Almost all Georgia State Parks welcome leashed pets on hiking trails. Many even schedule ranger-led hikes where you can make new canine friends. Find a trail near you on GaStateParks.org/DogWalking.
Service Animal Policy:
Georgia State Parks welcomes visitors with service animals. Service animals are “dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities,” according to the Revised Americans with Disabilities Act Service Animal Requirements.
Service animals in a working capacity are allowed in all areas of the park and overnight accommodations when accompanied by a visitor with a disability. They should be harnessed, leashed or tethered unless such devices interfere with the service animal’s work, or if the visitor’s disability prevents the use of these devices. In that case, the visitor must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal or other effective controls.