Every dog can have its stay at a Louisiana State Park

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Every dog can have its stay at a Louisiana State Park….up to half of all Louisiana State Park cabins will be pet friendly in September 2020

Baton Rouge, La. – Pets have always been welcome to enjoy the trails and outdoor spaces at Louisiana State Parks, but they were not allowed to overnight with their owners in our cabins until now. Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser and the Office of State Parks announce the Park with Pets policy for overnight stays with dogs at cabins.

The new policy is in response to a growing number of State Park visitors who want to enjoy the great outdoors with their dogs. The new Park with Pets policy will go into effect in September. There will be a surcharge of forty dollars ($40) per dog to cover their stay, with a maximum of two dogs per cabin.

For those without pets who are concerned about safety and allergies, at least half of all cabins will remain pet-free. Guests must prove their dogs are current on all vaccinations and keep their pets on a leash while outside. Pets, except for service animals, are prohibited at group camps, inside enclosed structures, and in swimming areas.

Sixteen Louisiana State Parks will be implementing the pet policy in their rented cabins:

Bayou Segnette State Park
Bogue Chitto State Park
Chemin-A-Haut State Park
Chicot State Park
Cypremort Point State Park
Fontainebleau State Park
Jimmie Davis State Park
Lake Claiborne State Park
Lake D’Arbonne State Park
Lake Fausse Pointe State Park
North Toledo Bend State Park
Palmetto Island State Park
Poverty Point Reservoir State Park
Sam Houston Jones State Park
South Toledo Bend State Park
Tickfaw State Park

For more information about Louisiana State Parks visit LaStateParks.com, or follow Louisiana State Parks on Facebook and Twitter.

Photos Courtesy of: Louisiana Office of State Parks