We often love to bring our pets to share our National Park adventures. We welcome pets at Crater Lake National Park in certain areas. Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your experience here at Crater Lake National Park with your pet.
The Godfrey Glen Trail,
The Lady of the Woods Trail,
The Grayback Drive,
The Pacific Crest Trail (the official PCT, not the "alternate" PCT along the rim of the lake).
Why do we require these rules for pets?
National Parks are afforded a special level of protection for natural resources. These resources include animals from the ground squirrels up to black bears and mountain lions as well as natural resources like volcanic soils and plants.
Your domesticated pet can harm the wildlife in the park. Pets can chase, scare, kill and transmit diseases to wild animals. Even the scent dogs leave behind can disrupt the natural environment causing animals to avoid the marked territory.
Please follow these tips and regulations and they will help you have a great time with your pet at Crater Lake National Park.