The excitement of summer is nearly over and Fall is in the air. I know in our household we attend the Friday Night Lights in our small Virginian town, and all things Fall are fast approaching. Meanwhile our dog is feeling the back-to-school let-down and wandering around a bit aimlessly. If she had a word bubble it would say "What happened to all the fun, and those endless Summer nights?"
So for that reason, I just wanted to remind you that Virginia State Parks are still open and are pet friendly!
One of the great things about Virginia State Parks is that you can bring your four-legged loved ones along as well. Fido can come too but, of course, there are limits.
Photo credit: Photo courtesy of Bill Crabtree, Jr., Va. Tourism Corp.
Pets are allowed in all False Cape State Park, they generally are not permitted access through Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge, so be sure to call False Cape SP, (757) 426-7128, to verify access.
To avoid potential inconvenience, we ask that you bring proof of current rabies vaccination. This is strongly recommended in Virginia Beach where a rabies alert is in effect.
There is an additional nightly charge per pet forcampsites.
Unfortunately, some pets and their owners don't always consider other guests. Pet owners must clean up after their pets. If a pet is left unattended, becomes a nuisance in violation of the leash law, disturbs others by barking during quiet hours or damages a park facility, the owner's stay may be terminated without refund. The owner will be billed for any damage to park facilities caused by pets.
Assistance dogs are not considered pets hence are welcome in all facilities at no additional charge.
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