Planning to visit with your pet?
Please make sure you know the rules and where you can go with your pet. We want you, your pet, other visitors and our wildlife to all be safe.
PLEASE REMEMBER to follow the B.A.R.K. Ranger rules:
Also, remember the following:
Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals
Service animals that have been individually trained to perform specific tasks for the benefit of persons with disabilities are allowed throughout the park.
Emotional support/therapy animals are not considered service animals under the Americans with Disabilities Act and may only access the same areas as pets. They can not access visitor centers, backcountry trails, or other areas closed to pets.
Leashed pets can join you at these locations:
These areas are CLOSED to pets:
Carrying in pets into a pet-prohibited area is not allowed. Also, though pets are permitted on boats on Lake Superior, they are not permitted on park beaches in the backcountry. This includes Mosquito and Chapel Beaches, as well as beaches in the Beaver Basin Wilderness.
Why can't you take pets in certain areas of the park?
Hiking and backcountry camping with your pet outside Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore
Please do not leave your pet in your car while you hike. Even seemingly mild days can be dangerous for pets in cars.
Last updated: April 27, 2023