B.A.R.K Ranger

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Become a BARK Ranger!

Celebrate your four-legged friends by becoming BARK Rangers! As a BARK Ranger, dogs and their owners learn how to safely and responsibly enjoy the park by following these rules:

Bag your own waste.
  • Always bring bags and dispose of waste in garbage cans. Never leave waste in the park.
Always wear a leash that is no more than 6 feet (2m) long.
  • This prevents your dog and the wildlife from startling each other.
Respect Wildlife.
  • The park is home to a diverse array of wildlife. Admire from a distance, and do not disturb them!
Know where you can go.
  • Leashed pets are allowed on park grounds. Only service animals are permitted inside the Visitor Center and U.S.S. Cairo Museum.

Take the BARK Ranger Pledge

Pick up an activity checklist at the Vicksburg National Military Park Visitor Center. After taking the pledge, dogs receive a collectible dog tag.

Share Your BARK Ranger Story

Tag @VicksburgNMP and #BARKRangers on social media for a chance to get your photo featured on our Facebook or Instagram page!


Last updated: May 28, 2024

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3201 Clay Street
Vicksburg, MS 39183


601 636-0583

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