The Ultimate List of Dog-Friendly Camping Across the United States


Dogs love camping as much as we do! This guide is for anyone who wants to safely and comfortably bring their furry family member on their next camping trip. You’ll find dog-friendly campsites in every state, as well as tips for keeping your pup safe and comfortable while you’re exploring the outdoors.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

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You’ll likely be driving to your next campsite. If that’s the case, it’s important to ensure your dog is safe and comfortable for the drive. Equip your vehicle with a backseat dog cover or cargo liner. For even more tips on car trips with your pup, check out one our recent blog, 2020 Road Trip Tips For Dog Owners.



California

Colorado

Connecticut

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Our dogs enjoy comfort just like we do. And, because you can never predict the weather, bringing along a comfy blanket that is waterproof is a must when it comes to camping with your dog. 

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

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Dogs love to wander. While they have a fantastic sense of smell, dogs can and do get lost. Be prepared by taking a picture of your pet on the day of your trip

 

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

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A good checklist is essential when it comes to camping. When your dog is tagging along, be sure to make them their very own checklist. 

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

 

 

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While it is acceptable for wild animals to use the outdoors as their bathroom without cleaning up, it’s not okay for our dogs to do the same. Bring plenty of bags to clean up after your dog while in the great outdoors. Your fellow campers will appreciate it!

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

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You can’t go on a fun camping trip without bringing your favorite toys. 

 

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

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The best way to hydrate your dog is to give them a little bit of water per every 15 minutes of physical activity. 

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

 

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Having your up-to-date phone number on your dog's ID tag is the best way for someone to return your dog to you if they should run away or get lost while camping. 

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming



Camping with your entire crew (including your dog) is a great way to connect with nature, relax, and spend quality time with those you love. That’s why we have partnered up with Campspot, the leading online marketplace for premier RV resorts, family campgrounds, cabins, and glamping options, to offer a paw-some camping experience for families traveling with pets!

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Meaghan Edelstein