Dogs on the trail
Dogs enjoy walking on the Oregon Trail.

NPS - Gant

Leashed pets are welcome on all paved trails and developed areas of the parks. Pet walkers are required to clean up after their pets and waste disposal bags are available at the park restrooms.

pet pick up bags
The park provides pet pick up bags for visitors walking their pets.

NPS - Schaff

Why must my dog be on a leash?
  1. For the safety of you and your dog - Your dog may be injured while jumping, digging, or running, or may be bitten by a rattlesnake.
  2. For the safety of other people - Some people, particularly children, are afraid of dogs, even friendly ones.
  3. For the safety of wildlife - Animals may be flushed out of nesting sites and burrows by roaming dogs. Just a quick dig by a dog can destroy animal's home.
  4. It's the law - Federal laws require pets to be on leash. (36 CFR 2.15)

Last updated: April 10, 2015

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P.O. Box 27
Gering, NE 69341


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