Travelers looking to hit the road and explore with their canine companions often have a harder time securing overnight accommodations, as many hotels and campgrounds do not permit pets onsite. These campsites across the United States are some of the nation's most popular pet-friendly campgrounds, located within easy walking or driving distance of gorgeous national parks, beachfront towns, and family-friendly outdoor recreational areas. Some campgrounds offer special amenities for dog owners, including fenced-in dog parks and RV sites, dog grooming stations, and pet-friendly hiking trails. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1.Adventure Trail Campground
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Adventure Trail Campground is a delightful Great Smoky Mountains campground located within the city of Cherokee, North Carolina, set on 20 acres of stunning mountain wilderness within easy driving distance of top area attractions. The campground is a great choice for visitors traveling with four-legged friends in tow, welcoming well-behaved pets on leashes at all campsites. All campsites offer amenities like complimentary wireless internet and access to the campground's recreational area, which is home to basketball, volleyball, horseshoe, and shuffleboard courts and a swimming pool. Guests can sign up for guided group activities and excursions, including whitewater rafting trips on the beautiful Nantahala River. A pet walk area is offered for guest convenience, located within beautiful mountain scenery.
273 Adventure Trail, Whittier, NC 28789, Phone: 828-497-3651
2.Anastasia State Park
Anastasia State Park is a lovely 1,600-acre state park on Florida's gorgeous Anastasia Island, located just across Matanzas Bay from downtown St. Augustine. The Atlantic Ocean shoreline park is known for its diverse native wildlife within its gorgeous tidal salt marsh, marine and upland hammock, and protected beachfront habitat areas. Significant archaeological remains are preserved at the park, including the National Register of Historic Places-listed Old Spanish Coquina Quarries, which were used to construct St. Augustine's Castillo de San Marcos. Visitors can enjoy delightful opportunities for outdoor recreational activities throughout the year, including chances for swimming, kayaking, sailboarding, hiking, and surfing. 139 dog-friendly visitor campsites can be rented for overnight stay, accommodating tents, trailers, and RVs up to 40 feet.
300 Anastasia Park Rd, St. Augustine, FL 32080, Phone: 904-461-2033
3.Black Rock Campground
Black Rock Campground is a gorgeous Yucca Valley campground located within spectacular Joshua Tree National Park, nestled within one of the nation's densest Joshua tree forests. The campground is named for its historical graphite deposits, which were mined by area indigenous groups and settlers during the 17th century. It is one of four campgrounds located within the national park, open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis between mid-June and August. High-elevation campsites shield visitors from high summer desert temperatures, set at an elevation of more than 4,000 feet above sea level. 100 individual campsites are offered at the campground, welcoming two-legged and four-legged campers alike.
9678 Black Rock Canyon Rd, Yucca Valley, CA 92284, Phone: 760-367-3001
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Campfire Lodgings offer delightful overnight accommodation opportunities on beautiful Goldview Knob, located just 10 minutes north of the city of Asheville, North Carolina. The 100-acre campground area is home to a plethora of lodging opportunities, ranging from RV and tent campsites to fully-furnished rental cabins and yurts. All campsites are located at an elevation of 2,478 feet above sea level, showcasing spectacular mountain views. Wilderness recreation areas abound, ranging from a 4.5-mile trail system to a catch-and-release fishing pond with mountain views. All visitors can access the campground's lovely bathhouses, which offer ADA-accessible private showers and restrooms. Pets are welcome in the campground's overnight RV and tent sites with proof of recent rabies vaccinations.
116 Appalachian Village Road, Asheville, NC 28804, Phone: 828-658-8012
Needles Campground is a charming overnight campsite located within the southern area of Canyonlands National Park, just an hour and a half from the cities of Monticello and Moab. The campground is set at an elevation of nearly 5,000 feet, offering individual and group campsites for advance rental throughout the year. Pets are welcome at the resort throughout the year, making it a great choice for travelers coming with dogs. RV and tent campsites offer access to flush toilets and drinking water, with picnic tables and fire rings offered at each site. Three group campsites are also offered in self-contained campground areas. Visitors can make use of lovely amenities throughout the year, including a heated outdoor pool, a horseshoe pit, and a children's playground.
555 S Main St, Moab, UT 84532, Phone: 435-259-6848
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6.Colonial Woods Family Camping
Colonial Woods Family Camping is a splendid campground in Pennsylvaina's gorgeous Lehigh Valley, located in Bucks County in the city of Upper Black Eddy. The campground is located within one of the state's most scenic regions, home to a plethora of family-friendly outdoor recreational areas. Visitors can select from RV or tent campsites, some of which offer full electric, water, and sewer hookups. All guests can make use of the campground's coin-operated laundry rooms, camp store, and modern restrooms or hook up to the campground's complimentary wireless internet service. Pets are permitted within private campsite units on leashes, but not within common areas. Visitors can enjoy a plethora of campground activities throughout the year, including chances for fishing, volleyball, tennis, and basketball.
545 Lonely Cottage Rd, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972, Phone: 610-847-5808
7.Crater Lake National Park
Crater Lake National Park is a stunning Cascade Mountains national park anchored around the mountain lake of the same name, formed within the collapsed caldera of dormant volcanic mountain Mount Mazama. The lovely southern Oregon national park is home to spectacular natural wonders like the Wizard Island cinder code and the spectacular Rim Drive scenic drive, which offers unparalleled views of the region's volcanic national wonders. The lake itself is North America's second-deepest lake, reaching depths of nearly 2,000 feet at its deepest point and offering excellent opportunities for swimming and boating. Two campgrounds are offered throughout the park, taking reservations for overnight RV and tent camping throughout the year. All campsites allow pets on leashes of up to six feet.
PO Box 7, Crater Lake, OR 97604, Phone: 541-594-3000
8.Curecanti National Recreation Area
Curecanti National Recreation Area is a gorgeous unit of the National Park Service, located along the banks of the Gunnison River in western Colorado near the city of Gunnison. The recreation area is set along a series of three manmade reservoirs that offer some of the Rocky Mountains' best opportunities for trout and salmon fishing. Swimming, boating, and fishing opportunities are offered at the recreation area throughout the year, which is also a popular sport for hiking and birdwatching along its shoreline areas. Two marinas are available for visitor use, along with two traditional and group campgrounds that are open to visitors traveling with pets. Several campsites can accommodate RVs, including the Elk Creek Campground, which offers electrical hookup sites. Boat-in sites are available for free on the southern shores of the Iola and Cebolla Basins.
102 Elk Creek, Gunnison, CO 81230, Phone: 970-641-2337
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9.Death Valley National Park
Death Valley National Park is one of the United States' most beautiful natural wonders, straddling the border between California and Nevada. The park protects landmarks like Titus Canyon, which showcases colorful rock formations and the remains of a pioneer-era ghost town, and the salt flats of Badwater Basin, the lowest elevation point in North America, which sits at an elevation of 282 feet below sea level. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Mojave and Colorado Deserts Biosphere Reserve, home to stunning nature trails and beautiful designated wilderness areas. Overnight camping is permitted at nine campground areas throughout the park, some of which permit well-behaved pets on leashes. A beautiful private resort is operated at the Oasis at Death Valley, showcasing inn and ranch-style accommodations.
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10.Devil's Lake State Park
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Devil's Lake State Park is Wisconsin's largest state park, located within eastern Sauk County just south of the city of Baraboo. The park is a frequent outdoor recreational destination for visitors traveling to the lively Wisconsin Dells, located within the state's Baraboo Range. It receives more than three million annual visitors and has been designated as one of the Nature Conservancy's Last Great Places, protecting its unique natural terrain. Visitors can explore the park's preserved indigenous mounds, hike along its ADA-accessible hiking trails, or peruse historical exhibits at its visitor center and nature center. Three park campgrounds offer over 400 RV and tent campsites that can accommodate pets, offering lovely amenities such as a sledding hill.
S5975 Park Rd, Baraboo, WI 53913, Phone: 608-356-8301
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11.Emma Wood State Beach
Emma Wood State Beach is a lovely California state beach in the city of Venture, located on the Santa Barbara Channel on the banks of the beautiful Ventura River. The beach is named in honor of pioneer-era rancher Emma Wood Grubb and is operated as a public municipal beach, overseen in conjunction with adjacent Seaside Wilderness Park. Visitors can enjoy prime opportunities for swimming, fishing, and surfing throughout the year or explore historic landmarks, including remains from a World War II-era artillery emplacement. The park's scenic Ocean's Edge Trail showcases amazing waterfront views, offering some of the best regional chances to spot dolphins in season. Primitive campground areas can accommodate RVs, tents, and trailers. Dogs are permitted within campground areas on leashes no longer than six feet.
Pacific Coast Hwy, Ventura, CA 93001, Phone: 805-968-1033
12.Fallen Leaf Campground
Fallen Leaf Campground is a delightful Lake Tahoe area campground located on the northern shores of Fallen Leaf Lake, located less than a mile from the southern shores of Lake Tahoe. The campground is open to the public between mid-May and mid-October each year, offering 206 tent and RV campsites on paved parking aprons. Up to two pets are allowed per RV or tent camping site, permitted on leashes no longer than six feet. Six rental yurts are also available throughout the year, offering accommodations for up to six guests. Yurt rentals featuring lovely interior furnishings, electric lighting, and space heaters. All campsites feature amenities like food storage lockers, picnic tables, and campfire rings, with access provided to nearby restrooms and showers.
2165 Fallen Leaf Rd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, Phone: 530-544-0426
13.Four Paws Kingdom Campground
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Four Paws Kingdom Campground is the United States' only dedicated dog campground, located within the stunning foothills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains near the city of Rutherfordton. The campground caters to adult visitors and their four-legged friends, offering exclusive pet-owner amenities like dog grooming stations, large and small-breed dog parks, and pet-friendly hiking trails. Full-service campground amenities are offered for RV hookup sites, which feature 30 and 50 amp electric service, cable television, and complimentary wireless internet. Some sites offer fenced-in private yards for additional playtime with pets. A fully fenced-in swimming pool is also available for dog and human entertainment. The campground's camp store sells unique pet goods in addition to standard camping supplies.
335 Lazy Creek Dr, Rutherfordton, NC 28139, Phone: 828-287-7324
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Fremont Campground is a family-friendly campground located just 20 minutes from the city of Santa Barbara, within the beautiful Lower Santa Ynez Recreation Area. The campground is set at an elevation of over 1,000 feet within a lushly-forested area just inland from the state's Pacific Ocean coastline. Over a dozen pet-friendly tent and RV sites are available on a first-come, first-served basis, featuring amenities like picnic tables, campfire rings, and pedestal grills. All guests can access amenities like flush toilets and drinking water stations or purchase firewood and ice from the campground's host. Hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails embark from the campground, along with several nearby off-roading vehicle trails.
2525 Paradise Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105, Phone: 805-434-1996
15.Gone Creek Campground
Gone Creek Campground is a gorgeous campground located on the edge of Timothy Lake, nestled within the shadows of Oregon's majestic Mount Hood, near the city of Sandy. The lushly-forested campground is located at an elevation of nearly 3,400 feet within gorgeous mixed conifer forest habitats on the banks of the 1,400-acre lake, which was created in 1956. It is home to a plethora of single-family campsites, including pet-friendly tent campsites and RV hookup campsites. Each site offers campfire rings, day-use picnic sites, and barbecue grills and provides access to vault toilets and drinking water. Nearby within the Mount Hood National Forest, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, including chances for swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, and windsurfing on the lake's waters.
16400 Champion Way, Sandy, OR 97055, Phone: 503-622-3191
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16.Linville Falls Campground
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Linville Falls Campground is a gorgeous western North Carolina campground located within easy hiking distance of Linville Gorge, just off the famed scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. The privately-owned campground is a great choice for family camping excursions, accommodating pets at its tent and RV campsites. Reservation and first-come, first-served campsites are offered throughout the year, ranging from primitive campsites to full hookup water, electric, and sewer RV sites. All campsites offer amenities like grills, picnic tables, and fire rings, perfect for family barbecues. Rental cabins are also available for overnight stay, featuring modern amenities and electricity. The surrounding wilderness area, which stretches for more than 11,000 acres through thick forest hills, is home to the "Grand Canyon of North Carolina," which offers amazing hiking and outdoor recreational opportunities.
717 Gurney Franklin Rd, Linville Falls, NC 28647, Phone: 828-765-2681
17.Loft Mountain Campground
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Loft Mountain Campground is one of Shenandoah National Park's premiere campgrounds, located atop Big Flat Mountain near the city of Crozet. The campground is home to 200 campsites, some of which are pet-friendy for well-behaved four-legged friends. Modern conveniences offered at all campsites include access to flush toilets, drinking water stations, and dump stations. Campground visitors can also make use of the park's camp store, which offers groceries, sundries, and firewood. The beautiful 300-square-mile national park stretches throughout the beautiful Shenandoah Valley throughout the Virginia Piedmont, offering amazing outdoor recreational experiences, including 500 miles of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails. Some trails embark directly from the campground, including trails within the park's Big Run Wilderness area.
Crozet, VA 22932, Phone: 434-823-4675
18.Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
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Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park is one of Big Sur's most beautiful natural wonders, nicknamed "Mini Yosemite" for its stunning forest hiking trails. The 1,000-acre park, which is located on the banks of the beautiful Big Sur River, is named in honor of area pioneer John Pfeiffer and is known throughout California for its stunning redwood forests on the slopes of the Santa Lucia Mountain range. Excellent outdoor recreational opportunities abound, including chances for hiking along scenic hiking trails that showcase native wildlife like bobcats, black-tailed deer, and belted kingfishers. Visitors can stay overnight at the park's spacious campground, which offers car camper and RV sites and access to amenities like modern bathhouses and coin-operated showers. Pets are welcome at the campground on leashes at all times.
Pfeiffer Big Sur Rd, Big Sur, CA 93920, Phone: 831-667-1112
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Rifrafters Campground offers rustic West Virginia camping experiences on a lovely 44-acre campground, featuring family-friendly RV and tent campsites available for rental throughout the year. The campground, which is located in the city of Fayetteville, offers cable and wireless internet access at its RV sites, which are located within wooded and outback backcountry areas. Dogs are welcome on leashes through the campground's campsites and common areas. Visitors can make use of the campground's modern bathhouse and enjoy amenities like a children's playground, convenience store, and coin-operated laundry room. Eight rustic overnight cabins sleep up to 16, showcasing modern amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and electricity.
286 Rifrafters Campground Dr, Fayetteville, WV 25840, Phone: 304-574-1065
20.Sagadahoc Bay Campground
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Sagadahoc Bay Campground is one of Maine's premiere tent and RV campgrounds, located at the head of stunning Sagadahoc Bay on the southern edge of Georgetown Island. The lovely campground offers RV and tent campsites located directly on the oceanfront at Molly Point, including campsites flanked by lush forested landscapes. All sites offer running water, septic access, and electric hookups. Visitors can also select from a variety of RV campsites and rentals at Molly Point and Lily Pond or enjoy overnight rentals at the campground's quaint cabins and cottages, which sleep up to six people. All of the campground's accommodations are pet-friendly, including its cabins. A dump station is located at Molly Point, which is also home to visitor-use picnic areas with barbecue grills.
9 Molly Point Ln, Georgetown, ME 04548, Phone: 207-371-2014
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21.Salisbury Beach State Reservation
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Salisbury Beach State Reservation is a public recreation area located within the charming seaside town of Salisbury, Massachusetts, overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. The park is one of the state's most-visited state parks, attracting more than a million visitors each year for boating and wildlife watching opportunities. A beautiful 3.8-mile beach stretches along the park's Atlantic Ocean beachfront, featuring ADA-accessible amenities and boat launch ramps. Day-use amenities include a children's playground, a picnic pavilion, and designated fishing and hunting areas. Visitors can stay at their choice of 484 pet-friendly campsites, including ADA-accessible tent and RV sites.
1 Beach Rd, Salisbury, MA 01952, Phone: 978-462-4481
22.Sawtooth National Forest
Sawtooth National Forest is a scenic national forest stretching throughout more than two million acres in Idaho and Utah, overseen by the United States Forest Service since 1905. The gorgeous forest is home to sagebrush steppe, alpine tundra, and spruce-fir forest habitats, attracting over one million annual visitors for outdoor recreational opportunities on its 1,100 lakes and 3,500 miles of riverfront. Over 81 campgrounds are offered throughout the forest, many of which offer pet-friendly sites and overnight accommodations. Campgrounds are located within the forest's Fairfield, Ketchum, and Minidoka Districts and designated national recreation area. Backcountry campground areas are also accessible via permit from designated hiking and horseback riding trails, offering primitive campsites and rental yurts.
Idaho 75, Stanley, ID 83278, Phone: 208-737-3200
Serrano Campground is a gorgeous modern campground located on the banks of California's Big Bear Lake, nestled within the landscape of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains. The campground is accessible via the majestic Rim of the World Scenic Byway, located within a stunning mountainous pine forest and offering walking access to the nearby lakeshore. Visitors can choose from nearly 100 pet-friendly campsites, including several dozen full RV hookup campsites. Modern amenities include flush toilets, showers, and a dump station. Fishing, boating, and hiking experiences are located nearby, including chances to catch bass, trout, and catfish. The nearby Big Bear Discovery Center also offers interpretive trails and educational programming for visitors of all ages.
40800 N Shore Dr, Fawnskin, CA 92333, Phone: 909-866-8021
Wakeda Campground is a family-friendly campground located just 10 minutes from Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, within convenient day trip distance of New England attractions like Boston and historic Portsmouth. The campground was opened to the public in 1965 and has been operated by the Savage family for more than half a century. Towering pine trees surround more than 400 campsites, which range from rustic tent sites to pull-through trailer and RV sites with full hookups. All sites offer outdoor amenities like private picnic tables and fireplaces. Many are pet-friendly, making the campground a great choice for visitors traveling with four-legged friends in tow. Onsite amenities include a convenience store, a game room and arcade, an 18-hole miniature golf course, and a fully-equipped children's playground. Each Sunday morning, the campground hosts pancake breakfasts for all onsite visitors.
294 Exeter Rd, Hampton Falls, NH 03844, Phone: 603-772-5274
Watchman Campground is a lovely campground servicing Zion National Park, located near the park's southern entrance just a short walk from its visitor center at the town of Springdale. The campground is open to the public year-round, offering over 175 tent and RV hookup sites within easy park service shuttle travel distance from many of the park's natural wonders, including its stunning sandstone canyon cliffs. Visitors can choose from tent, electric, and non-electric sites, which feature amenities like picnic tables and drinking water. Many campsites permit pets on leashes no longer than six feet. Nearby, the beautiful Watchman Trail, Archaeology Trail, and Pa'rus Trail offer hiking experiences leading to popular park sites, including a major preserved archaeological site.
UT-9, Springdale, UT 84767, Phone: 877-444-6777
25 Best Camping Spots With Dogs in the United States
- Adventure Trail Campground, Photo: Jacques Ribieff/stock.adobe.com
- Anastasia State Park, Photo: Maria_Savenko/stock.adobe.com
- Black Rock Campground, Photo: simona/stock.adobe.com
- Campfire Lodgings, Photo: moodboard/stock.adobe.com
- Needles Campground, Photo: ManuPadilla/stock.adobe.com
- Colonial Woods Family Camping, Photo: freepeoplea/stock.adobe.com
- Crater Lake National Park, Photo: peter/stock.adobe.com
- Curecanti National Recreation Area, Photo: Gorilla/stock.adobe.com
- Death Valley National Park, Photo: Aubrey/stock.adobe.com
- Devil's Lake State Park, Photo: Christin Lola/stock.adobe.com
- Emma Wood State Beach, Photo: Mirko/stock.adobe.com
- Fallen Leaf Campground, Photo: wernerimages/stock.adobe.com
- Four Paws Kingdom Campground, Photo: Andrey Armyagov/stock.adobe.com
- Fremont Campground, Photo: Pixel-Shot/stock.adobe.com
- Gone Creek Campground, Photo: jul14ka/stock.adobe.com
- Linville Falls Campground, Photo: Drobot Dean/stock.adobe.com
- Loft Mountain Campground, Photo: Vladimir Konjushenko/stock.adobe.com
- Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, Photo: Melinda Nagy/stock.adobe.com
- Rifrafters Campground, Photo: Gorilla/stock.adobe.com
- Sagadahoc Bay Campground, Photo: LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS/stock.adobe.com
- Salisbury Beach State Reservation, Photo: Olesia Bilkei/stock.adobe.com
- Sawtooth National Forest, Photo: frank11/stock.adobe.com
- Serrano Campground, Photo: paolav1/stock.adobe.com
- Wakeda Campground, Photo: olenap/stock.adobe.com
- Watchman Campground, Photo: demphoto/stock.adobe.com
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