Pets

A tan and white dog with its tongue out sits on a path, with the old logging road fading into the distance
A tan and white dog with its tongue out sits on a path, with the old logging road fading into the distance.

NPS / Gin Majka

If you are planning to bring a furry family member on your trip, make sure you are prepared and are following the B.A.R.K. Ranger code. This code helps keep your pet, other visitors, and wildlife safe. Please remember to check yourself and your pet for ticks.

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Bag your pet's waste
Pet feces is not a natural fertilizer and can spread diseases to park wildlife, introduce non-native plant seeds, and can pollute rivers and lakes. Additionally, stepping in poop left behind by pet owners can be an unpleasant experience for other visitors!

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Always leash your pet
Federal law requires that all pets must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet (2 m) at all times. Wildlife, including porcupines and those with infectious diseases, can harm even well-trained pets. Unleashed pets also disturb and even threaten wildlife. Please protect your pet, other visitors, and the park by keeping your pet on a leash.

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Respect wildlife
A respectful pet keeps clear of wildlife, stays on trails and out of wildlife’s natural habitats. Always stay at least 50 yards away from bears and 25 yards from other wildlife that you may encounter on your visit (small animals too). Pet food is also bear food. Ensure all pet food is secured in a food locker when left unattended.

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Know where you can go
Plan ahead and know where you can take your pet. Do not leave your pet unattended anywhere in the park. Remember to bring plenty of water, or be prepared to filter water from water sources. There is no potable water in the monument.

Last updated: August 17, 2023

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