Pet Regulations

Pet regulations in the park are dictated by the Code of Federal Regulations and the Superintendent's Compendium. If you choose to bring a pet with you, please be aware of the following restrictions.

The following rules apply in all national parks:

  • Pets must be physically restrained at all times, either in a carrier, cage, or on a leash not to exceed 6 feet in length.
  • Pets cannot be left unattended, or tied to an object, at any time unless in a designated area.
  • Pet excrement must be collected and disposed of by the owner of the pet.
  • Pets are not allowed on any trails or backcountry areas.
  • Pets cannot be brought into public buildings, public transportation vehicle, locations designated as a swimming beaches, or any area closed to possession by the superintendent. This does not apply to service animals.
  • Pets cannot make unreasonable noise - considering location, time of day or night, or impact on park users - or frighten wildlife by barking, howling, or making other noise.
  • Pets are not allowed at any astronomy program.

Great Basin National Park allows one exception to the above rules:

  • Leashed pets are allowed on the Lexington Arch Trail.

Last updated: February 5, 2017

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