Dog on leash at Totopotomoy Creek
Photo credit: Ausra Huntington. Bark Ranger Event 2019.

Pets are allowed on designated park trails, so long as they are on a leash. Park areas with trails include Gaines' Mill, Cold Harbor, Totopotomoy Creek, and Malvern Hill. There are also short trails (under one mile) at Drewry's Bluff, Fort Brady, Parker's Battery and Fort Harrison. Trails within forts Harrison and Brady at the Fort Harrison unit are paved and fully wheelchair accessible. Please see "Outdoor Activities" tab for more information.

Pets are not allowed inside the park visitor centers; service animals are the only exception.

Ranger Steph and Bark Ranger
NPS photo. Bark Ranger event 2018.

Bark Ranger

Always remember to abide by the B.A.R.K. Ranger Rules!

🦮 Bag your pet’s waste
🐕‍🦺 Always leash your pet
🐩 Respect wildlife
🐕 Know where you can go

Last updated: November 19, 2020

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