Pet Friendly Campgrounds
Van life was made to experience with your furry companion. While there are plenty of pet-friendly camping options throughout the United States, not all are created equal. BLM camping is a great way to give your best bud the space to roam, but if you’re looking for a more pet-centered camping experience, equipped with K9 playgrounds and epic trails, check out these ten stand-out pet friendly campgrounds across the U.S. below.
New to camping with your pet? Check out our recent post, Van Life with Man’s Best Friend to learn about what gear you’ll need in your van for your pet as well as tips for making a transition to van life with your pet, general safety rules and so much more.
4 Paws Kingdom Campground and Dog Retreat
Where: Rutherfordton, North Carolina
Details: 4 Paws Kingdom is a dog-dedicated campground for canines and their humans – but honestly, it’s mostly catered to your pup. This dog heaven has every amenity you could ever want for your best friend. From a fully fenced swimming pond to multiple off-leash play parks, this dog retreat is like a cool dog daycare on steroids. 4 Paws offers an agility park, hiking trails, doggie bathhouse (with grooming station) as well as campsites with fenced in yards.
Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground
Where: Orlando, Florida
Details: Why not bring your pup to the happiest place on Earth? Fort Wilderness is the ideal campground for your pup to feel the magic of Disney World. The campground is equipped with multiple designated dog areas as well as a leash-free park known as Waggin’ Trails. You’re welcome to bring two dogs of any size while camping. Each additional pup is $5/dog per night. At check-in, your pup will receive “Pluto’s Welcome Kit,” which includes bowls, mat, pet ID tag, poop bags and a dog walking map. Be sure to bring your pets up to date medical records.
Lake Whippoorwill KOA
Where: Orlando, Florida
Details: If Disney is calling your name but you’d like to be a littler further from the park traffic, check out Lake Whippoorwill in central Florida. What makes this KOA stand out is the campgrounds leash-free Kamp K9 Pet Playground that is fully equipped with a pet obstacle course. Limit of three pets per campsite.
Mustang Hollow Campground
Where: Mathis, Texas
Details: Mustang Hollow is a stunning campground located near Corpus Christi. The park includes 47 wooded acres of wildlife, ideal for you and your pup to explore together. The park also features a dog run and no wake zone for your pup to swim and fetch a frisbee without boat interference.
Garden of the Gods RV Resort
Where: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Details: Garden of the Gods RV Resort offers a “Bark Park” made with your pup in mind so they can relax and take in the beauty of Colorado in the safety of a gated and spacious area. Local trails are also a big draw to this particular campground. Bring your pup with you on a hike through Colorado’s iconic locations – Garden of the Gods, Red Rocks Canyon, and Pikes Peak.
Osprey Point RV Resort
Where: Lakeside, Oregon
Details: Osprey Point RV Resort is nestled between mountains, lakes, dunes and the Pacific Ocean, making it the ultimate adventure landscape for you and your pet. Does your pup like to swim? Tenmile Lake is calling his name. Osprey Point RV Resort also offers a large activity field for your pup to explore and stretch his legs.
Escondido RV Resort
Where: Escondido, California
Details: Have you always dreamed of letting your dog roam the beach? Here is your chance. Escondido RV Resort is located near North Beach (also known as Dog Beach), a two mile stretch of warm sand and crisp, salty air that is completely dog friendly. If that weren’t enough, Escondido RV Resort is a premier campground for you and your furry friend, offering a one-third-acre, off-leash dog park creating a space with ample room for your buddy to play and relax.
Riverside Campground and Cabins
Where: Big Sur, California
Details: California must really likes dogs, considering their devotion to creating pet-friendly beaches. Big Sur is arguably the west coasts most desirable treasures, and your dog can now enjoy the beauty with you. Riverside Campground is a dog friendly campground that has multiple dog friendly trails and beaches, making it the ideal access point for all your scenic and pet-inclusion needs. Riverside charges $5/pet per night.
Lemon Cove RV Park
Where: Lemon Cove, California
Details: Have you dreamed of taking your four-legged friend to see giant sequoias? At Lemon Cove, you can. This campground is the only campground with a pet-friendly shuttle to Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon. In addition, the campground offers a fenced dog park and 11 acres of wooded trails that are perfect for hiking.
Kamp Klamath RV Park
Where: Klamath, California
Details: At Kamp Klamath, pets are family. The campground is rated as one of the very best pet friendly campgrounds in the country. The park offers 33 acres of off-leash exploration and fishing for your fur baby in nearby Klamath River. The front office also provides free doggie pick-up bags.
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