Park Ranger holds her pet puppy.

Guidelines for dog owners visiting Olympic National Park.

Bag your pet's poop
Pet owners are responsible for removing pet waste from all areas in the park including campgrounds, picnic areas, parking lots, roads, pet-friendly trails, and other developed areas.

Always wear a leash
Pets must be restrained on a leash no longer than 6 feet.

Respect wildlife
Pets can harass or harm wildlife by making noise or scaring wildlife away.

Know where you can go
Pets are allowed on the following trails:

Peabody Creek Trail
Rialto Beach parking lot to Ellen Creek (1/2 mile)
The beaches between the Hoh and Quinault Reservations
Madison Falls Trail
Spruce Railroad Trail

Pets are not permitted - on any trails not listed above, in public buildings, on interpretive walks, or in the wilderness.

Additionally pets are welcome in campgrounds and picnic areas as well as paved or dirt roads, but no digging or rolling on plants as that will damage vegetation.

Pets should not be left unattended. Summer heat poses a threat to pets left in vehicles.

Certified guide animals are an exception to these rules and may accompany their owner to all park locations.

Leashed pets are allowed on trails in Olympic National Forest. Please note that this is a different entity than Olympic National Park. Please keep your pet free of seeds to prevent the spread of invasive plant species.
Bark Ranger card and badge

Become a Bark Ranger
Well-behaved dogs are invited to bring their human companions and become official Olympic National Park Bark Rangers! Learn the rules of B.A.R.K., where and how to enjoy Olympic National Park with your pet, and earn your Bark Ranger Badge! Check the park newspaper for Bark Ranger programs and locations.

Last updated: August 25, 2017

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