Pets are prohibited on the trails east of the Travertine Nature Center, and in all buildings, including the Travertine Nature Center. While pets may be at the picnic areas along Travertine Creek, they are not allowed in the water at any of the named waterfalls. This includes the Little Niagara, Bear Falls, Garfield Falls, Panther Falls, and their immediate environs. An exception to these rules is granted for service dogs accompanying persons with disabilities, regardless of the disability requiring the use of a service dog. This restriction does not apply to animals used by authorized Federal, State, and local law enforcement officers in the performance of their official duties.