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.