So you’ve booked an RV for you and your furry pal, now what? Well, you’ll also need to find a pet-friendly campground.
But you don’t want just any campground that allows pets. You want a campground that’s a fun and safe home away from home for you AND your pets. And we’ll help you find it!
In this blog, we’ll cover:
- Pet-friendly amenities
- Pet-friendly campgrounds
- Pet-friendly activities
As we said, it’s important that dogs and other pets aren’t only allowed but welcomed to the campground.
Amenities to look for include:
- An off-leash area
- A well-maintained park
- Pet-friendly campgrounds with cabins
These amenities ensure your pet has room to run and play and a safe place to relax and sleep.
Best pet-friendly campgrounds
- off-leash “Bark Parks”
- dog treats for the furry guests
- pet-friendly cabins (and yurts at select locations)
Here are a few of our favorites across the US.
What some call the “hidden gem” of the Texas Hill Country, Medina Highpoint Resort is beautiful and pet-friendly. You and fido can camp under the Texas stars in your RV or a cabin!
Pet-friendly activities in the Texas Hill Country
With 40 miles of multi-use trails, Hill Country State Natural Area is a great place to take your pup on a nice, long walk. Explore the “Cowboy Capital of the World,” Bandera, with its valleys, limestone hills, and spring-fed streams.
Adventure through the 85-mile loop, across the Medina and the Sabinal Rivers, and through the gorgeous vistas.
Sit back and enjoy a good, local brew at Bandera Brewery. Friendly, leashed pets are welcome inside their taproom and outside in the beer garden!
Find more pet-friendly destinations in Texas.
All rigs big and small will love camping among the Great Smoky Mountains at Pigeon Forge Landing. Not to mention it’s set along a lazy river — yes, please!
Pet-friendly activities in Pigeon Forge
Float along the Beautiful Little River. River Rat’s Tubing Outpost A is pet-friendly and dogs float for just $5!
Take your pup to run at Sevierville’s dog park where you’ll find separate large and small dog areas, dog agility equipment, water, shade, and observation cameras. WiFi is also available for dog owners.
Oaks, manzanitas, waterfalls, and rolling hills all decorate the 35 acres of Yosemite Valley RV Resort. You are your pet can enjoy Yosemite and all the resort has to offer from the comfort of your RV or one of the pet-friendly cabins or yurts.
Pet-friendly activities in Yosemite
In general, leashed pets are allowed on most fully paved roads, sidewalks, and bike paths throughout Yosemite National Park. You can get good views of many popular spots, including Half Dome, Bridalveil Fall, and Yosemite Falls, from these paved roads.
Steam trains that used to haul logs from the forests of Central California along this railroad. Now, you and your dog can hop on to take a scenic journey around the tree-line mountains of Fish Camp.
A 3.7-mile out-and-back trail to Corlieu Falls and Red Rock Falls takes you through the beauty of Sierra National Forest.
Take in the view of Pikes Peak, called “America’s Mountain,” all from the comfort of your Garden of the Gods campsite. The site, nestled in the foothills of the Colorado Mountains, boasts easy access to trails and other endless recreational activities.
Pet-friendly activities in Colorado Springs
As long as your pet is leashed, it is welcomed to hike through the trails of red rock formations with you. You can even grab a bite at the Bean Sprouts Cafe!
Take your pup to admire the seven cascading falls. A 224-step stairway will lead you up to the top and on to Inspiration Point. If you’re up for the climb, the view is great!
In Bear Creek Regional Park, Bear Creek Dog Park is a 25-acre off-leash park with plenty of room for your dog to run and roam. There is also a 2-acre section for small and senior dogs.
Ready for a pet-friendly adventure?
And for more help planning a pet-friendly road trip, check out these articles:
- How to camp with pets
- Best RVs for pet travel
- Expert tips for dog travel
- Buying a portable dog fence
- Traveling with a new puppy