Service animals are defined as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities. Service animals that have been individually trained to perform specific task(s) for the benefit of an individual with a disability are allowed to go anywhere you are allowed to go in the park. The tasks performed by the animal must be directly related to the person’s disability.
Therapy, companion, or comfort animals are not service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act and may not access visitor centers, trails or other non-motorized areas. Owners of service dogs must comply with pet waste and restraint regulations, unless restraint specifically interferes with the task the dog is trained to perform.
Pet owners violating park regulations may be cited, fined, and/or issued a mandatory appearance before the United States Magistrate Court.
For information on animals that do not qualify as service animals, please see our information on pets in the park.
Some service-animal friendly sites include:
Last updated: September 3, 2023