Pets in the Visitor Center and on the TrailsExcept for service animals, dogs are not permitted inside the visitor center and museum. The park does, however, allow visitors to take dogs on a leash with them on the Daemonelix and Fossil Hills Trails.
When hiking with a leashed dog, please be respectful of other visitors and the wildlife. Also, be sure to carry a plastic bag so any waste can be picked up, carried to, and deposited in the nearest waste receptacle.
Pet Walking AreaThe grassy area immediately north of the visitor center and museum parking lot the monument's designated pet walking area. To ensure your pet's safety, please make sure he or she is on a leash while being walked. The park also asks that you pick up and dispose of any waste in trash receptacles located in parking lot.
WaterWater for pets is available from spigots beside the water fountains in the picnic area adjacent to the visitor center and museum.
We have "Junior Ranger" programs to engage your kids . . .
Now we have Bark Ranger to engage you and your four legged Fur-kids!
To be a Bark Ranger at Agate Fossil Beds, you, as a dog's owner, are given a brief activity booklet. It tells you what it means for you and your dog to be great park stewards when visiting national parks and other public lands.
Additionally, pets should not be left unattended. Summer heat poses a threat to pets left in vehicles.
Last updated: December 19, 2022