Hitting the road with your best four-legged friend? For everyone’s enjoyment, it pays to do a little research beforehand to find RV parks that cater to furry campers. Hundreds of RV parks across the country welcome pets, and there are even quite a few that offer play areas, splash pools, and other pet services so you can both enjoy your time away.
Here are some of the Pet-Friendly RV Destinations across the country:
1. Waggin’ Tail Ranch RV Resort – Pilot Point, Texas:
Waggin’ Tail Ranch RV Resort tops our list of Pet-friendly RV Destinations. Featuring an agility course, swimming pond, pet wash station, and two dog parks (one for smaller dogs and one for larger dogs). RV sites are fully fenced for quick potty breaks and so dogs can roam close to “home.” Waggin’ Tail takes ‘pet-friendly’ to the next level.
2. 4 Paws Kingdom Campground and Dog Retreat – Rutherfordton, North Carolina:
Located in the scenic Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 4 Paws boasts the accolade “#1 dog-centric campground in the country” and for good reason. It features a swimming pond, multiple off-leash play parks, an agility park, hiking trails, doggie bath and grooming station and more. All parks in the campground have 4-foot-tall fences.
3. Lake George RV Park – Lake George, New York:
Lake George RV Park features, Charlie’s Bark Park, a 2 acre off-leash recreation area and pavilion with designated large & small dog areas, indoor dog wash station, pet treat vending area, dog spray fountain, agility events, shaded walking trails and a huge synthetic turf play area. There’s something for every size dog and energy level.
4. Railside RV Ranch – Williams, Arizona:
Located adjacent to tracks of the historic Grand Canyon Railway, Railside is the perfect location for exploring the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and Northern Arizona. Railside features a pet park (the “Doggy Doo Ranch”) and pet washing station
5. Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground – Disney World, Florida:
Disney is known for entertaining kids and kids at heart, but it turns out they know a few things about keeping Fido happy as well. Fort Wilderness offers Waggin’ Trails Park where dogs can run leash free. There are also several designated loops for on leash dog walking and other dog-friendly zones in the park for a nominal daily pet fee. Need time for your own adventures? There’s a day and overnight kennel care available at Best Friends Pet Care.
6. Wakeda Campground – Hampton Falls, New Hampshire:
The Mike Hambleton Memorial Dog Park is a highlight for canine companions with an agility course, fire hydrant and water fountain, and plenty of benches for humans. Surrounded by woods, this is a great place to hike and explore beneath Wakeda’s towering pines.
7. Sagadahoc Bay Campground – Georgetown, Maine:
Visitors love this RV park for its ocean front camping experience and dog-friendly atmosphere. With pet friendly beaches and direct access to the ocean, everyone’s happy.
Traveling is more fun when you don’t need to leave a member of the family behind. No need to do so with parks like these. And dogs appreciate a change of scenery and a chance to explore and socialize too. While the majority of these campsites cater to RVs with water, sewage, and electrical hookups, some also feature tent sites for those who want a more rustic experience. If you plan on using their hookup service while RV camping, an RV Soft Start is essential. In this way, you can rest assured that your air conditioners will function without a hitch. Despite the fact that the weather has been steadily cooling, October warmth might still be around.
If you’re staying elsewhere, just remember that pet policies vary from one RV resort to another, and it’s essential to check their specific rules and requirements before making reservations. Additionally, always be a responsible pet owner by cleaning up after your pet and keep them on a leash when required.