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The 10 Most Dog-Friendly Campgrounds in the US (2017)5 min read

Dogs adore camping even more than we do. When looking for a campground, it can be a major let down if a park isn’t dog-friendly and an absolute deal-breaker if they don’t allow dogs at all. When constructing this list, ideally, the park would have a well-maintained dog park or leash-free zone, an obstacle course, a doggie water fountain, free treats, and plenty of shaded areas. The following parks all offer many of these accommodations for a great camping experience with your pupper.


USA’s Most Dog-Friendly Campgrounds in 2017

Mountain Valley Lodge and RV Park

Credit: Darren Clark - Mountain Valley Lodge Website
Credit: Darren Clark – Mountain Valley Lodge Website

Pets at Mountain Valley Lodge are allowed not only at RV sites but also in cabins and the main lodge. The park is surrounded by acres and acres of rivers, canyons, and the Chiricahua Mountains of the Coronado National Forest that your dog will love.

Linville Falls Campground

Credit: Linville Falls Facebook Page
Credit: Linville Falls Facebook Page

Linville Falls Campground, RV Park, and Cabins is located in Linville Falls, North Carolina, away from the loud sounds of the city. Both campsites and cabin rentals are pet-friendly, as you can see in the photo above. Nearby hiking trails offer spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Linville Gorge.

Compass RV Park

Credit: Compass RV Park Facebook Page
Credit: Compass RV Park Facebook Page

Compass RV Park, formerly Indian Forest Campground, is under new, dog-friendly ownership. They have added a “Pet Park Place” fenced-in dog park, which includes obstacles and free dog baggies. It’s also separated into large dog and small dog areas for your convenience.

Goodnight’s Lonesome Dove RV Campground & Cabins


If your dog enjoys joining you on hikes, this Colorado campground is the place for you to go. A hidden gem located in the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains, Goodnight’s LonesomeDove RV Campground is surrounded by 2 million acres of the Rio Grande National Forest.

Lemon Cove RV Park

Credit: Lemon Cove Village Website
Credit: Lemon Cove Village Website

Lemon Cove is the only park with a pet-friendly shuttle to the Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon. It includes a fenced-in dog park and 11-wooded acres to take them for a walkthrough.

Kamp Klamath RV Park and Campground

Credit: Kamp Klamath Facebook Page - Her name is Shadow
Credit: Kamp Klamath Facebook Page – Her name is Shadow

As it says on their website, this park considers that “pets are family.” Reviews of the park online back this up, as virtually all guests consider this park to be very pet-friendly. The surrounding 33 acres of the park are great for letting your pet off-leash, so long as they’re well-trained.

They provide free doggie pick-up bags at their office. The nearby Klamath River is one of the finest fishing rivers in North America if your dog’s a good fisherman.

Cottonwoods RV Park

Credit: Cottonwoods RV Park Facebook Page
Credit: Cottonwoods RV Park Facebook Page

This Columbia, Missouri RV park is located close to several area parks and hiking trails that are dog-friendly. Their staff keeps treats on them for pets who are allowed a snack, and their gift shop carries pet food, toys, and souvenirs. It’s also close to the Dogmaster Distillery, which isn’t pet-friendly but is a great place to fetch a mean cocktail. Just check out Cottonwoods RV Park’s Facebook page to see how much they love pets over there!

 Osprey Point RV Resort

Credit: Osprey Point RV Resort Facebook Page
Credit: Osprey Point RV Resort Facebook Page

Osprey Point RV Resort is located in Lakeside, Oregon, wedged between mountains, lakes, dunes, and the Pacific Ocean. If your dog enjoys swimming, take them out to Tenmile Lakes. The Resort includes its own private boat ramps and docks and the lakes are home to trout, bass, perch, bluegill, and crappie. Your dog will also love the resort’s large activity field.

Mustang Hollow Campground

This beautiful RV Park in south Texas, near Corpus Christi, includes 47 wooded acres of wildlife area for you and your dog to explore on a long walk. The Park features a dog run and a no wake zone in Lake Corpus Christi for your dog to enjoy.

Holly Shores Camping Resort


Holly Shores features a lush, spacious dog park surrounded by acres and acres of wooded nature. The park allows dogs everywhere outside besides the pool area, so long as they remain on a leash, and even offers 30+ pet-friendly deluxe cabin rentals. This includes winding nature trail around the park’s adjacent fishing lake. Come during Halloween to see the cutest doggie costumes you’ve ever seen!

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