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Jockey's Ridge State Park

Jockey's Ridge State Park welcomes leashed dogs. There are trails that will take you into multiple environments including wetlands, sandy beaches, and grassy dunes.

Note: Jockey's Ridge State Park also allows dogs on the sand dunes however, sand spurs are present (ouch!). The sand can also reach temperatures that are 30 degrees higher than the air temperature. Please make sure paws are protected and water is always available during hotter months. Visit Website

Or call (252) 441-7132 or email jockeys.ridge@ncparks.gov for more information.

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BringFido Guest Rating

Jockey's Ridge State Park has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Samantha
    Feb. 10, 2020
    A great time!

    Josie had a great time exploring and going sand boarding with me (you can rent sand boards for $20 for up to 4 hours from Kitty Hawk Hang Gliding School located in the parking lot). I kept her secure between my legs starting out on small dunes. The official website stated a 6 foot leash is required so that is what we did, but be careful- I saw an unleashed dog while there- luckily he had good recall. Despite it being February (the off season), we had a good time.

  • Erin
    May. 19, 2018
    A sandy good time

    My mutt is terrified of water, but he loves sand. Jockeys Ridge was perfect for him! We went around 9 am before the sand got too hot and I kept him on a 6-foot leash as required. He loved it and even got a pat from an employee there. We'll definitely go back.

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