Service animals are allowed in all facilities and on all trails unless an area has been closed by the superintendent to protect park resources.
Definition of Service Animal
NPS policy regarding service animals mirrors guidelines established by the Department of Justice. A service animal is defined as any animal that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability.
Things to Know
Where domestic animals and wildlife overlap there is a possibility of exchanging diseases between the two groups. Domestic dogs can introduce disease into wildlife habitats and the park's canids (coyotes and foxes) are vulnerable to domestic diseases such as canine distemper, parvo virus, rabies, mange,etc. Likewise it is possible for domestic dogs to acquire these diseases from wild animals.
To further prevent the spread of disease:
Last updated: June 14, 2020