We want our dogs to enjoy Virginia State Parks as much as we do, while still preserving others' experiences. Here is a short reminder of simple *Petiquette in the Park tips to help with your visit:
- Keep your dog on a 6' leash or shorter
- Always clean up after your dog
- Call ahead to confirm pets are allowed and if there are any restrictions
- Keep your dog quiet and calm (If your dog is known to be an excessive barker, please oh please do not lodge them in the park overnight)
- Use a flea and tick treatment prior to coming to the park
- All vaccinations must be current
As a cabin goer, I implore you to clean up after your dog(s), each time we have stayed in a cabin we are welcomed by last minute remnants of previous cabin-goers pets. There is nothing more off-putting. Shall the Parks begin charging if they find these little left-overs lying around outside the cabins or camping areas? For the sake of everyone, please clean up after your pet!
Who better to guide the interpretive walk than the family pooch?
Responsible pet owners always keep their dogs on a leash and on the trail
Clean up after your pet so we can all enjoy our state parks!
Occoneechee State Park is for responsible pet owners, we applaud you!
Time to Get Outside!
Pack up the family, the pet (the leash, water bowl and some doggie bags) and head out to your favorite 35 VA State Parks here.
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*Petiquette points taken from "Go Guide" Official State Park Map and Guide.