To be a B.A.R.K. ranger, you must adhere to the B.A.R.K. code, and complete one of the following activities:
Hike a Trail
All trails in Curecanti National Recreation Area are leashed-dog friendly. Many Curecanti trails go through critical wildlife habitat, or pass near cliffs or dangerous rapids. By keeping your dog on a leash, you're keeping your dog safe and protecting wildlife.
Play in One of the Reservoirs
Enjoy some of Blue Mesa Reservoir's 96 miles of shoreline. Remember to use a poop bag and dispose of it in the trash.
Go for a Boat Ride
Hang out on a boat with your pup. Go paddleboarding, out on a motorboat,
canoeing or any other boating you do best. Remember your PFD!
The B.A.R.K. Ranger program is free! Ask a ranger about what areas are open to dogs and what safety precautions should be taken. After a ranger at the Elk Creek Visitor Center has approved your B.A.R.K. ranger status, you can receive a wooden B.A.R.K. Ranger badge to be worn proudly.
Note: Except for service animals, pets are not allowed in federal buildings.
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