Lake Carlos State Park is dog-friendly. Located just ten miles from Alexandria, this park is made up of tamarack bog, marshes, woodland ponds, and lakes. There are 14 miles of pet-friendly trails that take you over rolling hills, through forested areas, mature hardwoods, and restored prairie. All levels of dog walker should be able to find the right path for them. Pet owners are reminded to keep their dogs on a leash for the duration of their visit and to clean up any mess that they leave behind. Lake Carlos State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until 10pm.