Black dog sitting on trail with leash attached
A friendly dog visitor to Saratoga NHP

Park Pet Policies:

  • Pets are not allowed in any park buildings or visitor centers in compliance with federal regulations.
  • Pets must always be on a physical leash no longer than 6 feet. Leashes protect pets from becoming lost, encountering dangerous animals, or scaring wildlife. Leashes also protect other visitors who may be afraid or allergic to pets or do not want a pet approaching them.
  • Pick up your pet's waste and throw it away in the trash to keep the park's ecosystem healthy and enjoyable. All animal waste must be removed no matter the location (road, paths, trail, open field, or around buildings). Bags/Mitts are provided at the beginning of the Park Tour Road, beginning of the Wilkinson trail, and beginning of the Horse Trail.
  • Bring extra water for your pet to drink when hiking. There is no drinking water available at the trailhead and water in park streams are NOT recommended for pets.
  • Pets MAY be left unattended and tied to an object in the following areas, under the conditions noted:
    • At the pet tie-post installed in front of the Visitor Center;
    • Near the front entrance to the Monument and Schuyler House, while the owner is visiting those structures.

Service Animals

Qualified service animals as defined by the ADA are permitted throughout the park including in visitor centers, in park buildings, and on ranger led programs. Service animals are dogs who are trained to assist people with disabilities. Animals whose sole purpose is to provide emotional support or comfort are not service animals and are not permitted in park buildings or on ranger led programs.

Please keep in mind that all service animals are still subject to other park regulations including those regarding leashes and disposal of waste.

Last updated: October 6, 2022

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Mailing Address:

648 Route 32
Stillwater, NY 12170


(518) 670-2985
Saratoga National Historical Park information desk available daily from 9am - 5pm. If no one is available to take your call, please leave a message, and someone will return your call as soon as possible.

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