Pets are wonderful creatures that give comfort and companionship. A national or state park, however, is not the best place for them. For the safety of visitors and all animals (domestic and wild), and for the continued protection of your parklands, pets-with the exception of service animals-are not allowed on park trails, at ranger-led programs, or in park buildings.
Checkout this "Pets" brochure (PDF, 3.02 MB)for more information, including a map of suggested locations for pets in the parks and surrounding areas.
What's the Harm?
Places for Pets
In Redwood National and State Parks, pets on a leash not exceeding six feet in length, under owner control, and without creating disturbance to visitors and wildlife are allowed:
Checkout our "Pets" bochure (PDF, 3.02 MB)for a map of suggested locations for pets in the parks.
Pets under your control are allowed at the following nearby locations (be sure to inquire locally for specific regulations), from north to south:
Did You Know?
Gray whales migrate just offshore along the California coastline as they travel from Alaska to Baja California; a 10,000-mile round trip journey. The best time to view these 45-foot marine mammals are December/January and March/April. Watch for their spouts that are shaped like a heart.