Dog Friendly Activities in Carson City, NV

There are 9 dog friendly activities in Carson City. Use the links below to get an overview of each one, see pictures, print directions, and even read reviews from other dog owners. Coming from out of town? Get a discounted rate on pet friendly hotels in Carson City.

Pet Friendly Whale Beach
Whale Beach Whale Beach in Carson City, NV, is pet friendly. Park up at the Secret Harbor Parking area and make your way to this popular stretch of beach that's also known as Black Sand Beach because of the color of the sand. Leashed dogs are welcome, but they must be cleaned up after and under control. There are grills and a toilet for humans to use. See Details
Pet Friendly Carson River Park
Carson River Park Bring Fido to this 40-acre park area along the Carson River where dogs are allowed off-leash at all times. The dog-friendly park features picnic tables, an ADA accessible fishing pier, river ramp for non-motorized watercraft, decomposed granite walking paths, a trailhead parking lot, and enclosed portable toilets. See Details
Cave Rock at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Cave Rock at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park is a dog-friendly recreation area. Located on top of the Sierra Nevada mountain range, along the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe, this is a destination for dogs and their owners who love the water. There's not much else to do here, but if you have a boat and love fishing or hanging out, this is the place for you. Pets are welcome on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The fee for entry into the park is $10. See Details
Washoe Lake Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Washoe Lake in Carson City, Nevada. Located in a scenic valley, this hiker's haven has lots of trails for you and your pooch to enjoy together. You and your pooch can stop along the way and have a picnic at one of the picturesque picnic areas dotted around. Bring Fido's fishing rod and cast off into the waters of the lake to try and catch yourselves a bullhead catfish, wipers, white bass and Sacramento Perch. The fee for entry into the park is $5. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess that their pooch leaves behind. See Details
Fuji Dog Park at Carson City Fairgrounds Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this fenced dog park which even has its own doggie swimming hole. Barbecue area and playground nearby. Dogs must be on leash from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. See Details
Carson City Trail (V&T Rail-Trail) The Carson City Trail (V&T Rail-Trail) is one of 1600 rail-trails supported by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization that is working to create a nationwide network of trails from former rail lines and connecting corridors. Previously an unused railroad corridor, this "rail-trail" is now a great place to walk Fido in Carson City! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Carson City Trail (V&T Rail-Trail). Rails-to-Trails Conservancy has generously provided map data for this trail to Bring Fido for informational purposes only. For more detailed trail information, please visit See Details
Secret Harbor Beach Secret Harbor Beach is pet-friendly. Hikers and boaters flock here to enjoy Lake Tahoe. The hike can be a little challenging for less experienced canine hikers. Don't forget to clean up any mess that is left behind by people and pups in your party. See Details
Chimney Beach Chimney Beach is pet-friendly. Located on National Forest land approximately two miles south of Sand Harbor State Park, the beach is named after the stone chimney that still remains on the lakeshore. Dogs must be leashed and under control on the beach. Owners are reminded to clean up any mess to preserve the cleanliness of the water and land surrounding it. See Details
Skunk Harbor Skunk Harbor is pet-friendly. Located on National Forest land, this spot is marked by a historic structure with stone cabins. If your pooch isn't a keen hiker, you may want to skip this one. The hike in can be a little challenging depending on the season. Leashed dogs are welcome, as long as they are cleaned up after. See Details
Tahoe Sport Fishing Treat yourself to an unforgettable, dog-friendly experience on beautiful Lake Tahoe! Tahoe Sport Fishing's captains are experienced in trolling, drifting and jigging and they’re here year-round to guide you to the lake’s hot spots. They supply everything you need to fish and offer two departure times per day for both public and private charters. Leashed dogs are welcome with advanced notice. See Details
Sand Harbor at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park Sand Harbor is a pet-friendly recreation area at Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. Located on the eastern shore of the lake, this area is made up of gently sloping beaches, crystal-clear water, and interesting rock formations. Lots of people enjoy swimming, scuba diving, and generally exploring the water. Pets are allowed during the off-season from mid-October to mid-April and must be kept on a leash under six feet in length. Sand Harbor can be accessed from 8am to 1 hour after sunset. The fee for entrance to the area is $10. See Details
Day Go Adventures Day Go Adventures is a pet-friendly kayak rental in Lake Tahoe. Bring Fido for an adventure on the water. They offer clear kayak tours, so you can see beneath you while you glide across the lake, SUP tours and
a range of rentals. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on an outdoor adventure. They even offer life vests for dogs. Call to find out what kayak will best suit the size dog you are bringing. Day Go Adventures is open every day of the week from 7am to 5pm.
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Bijou Dog Park Located within Bijou Community Park, this dog park features off-leash areas for both small and large dogs. It is approximately 38,000 square feet of fun for dogs and their owners alike. A great place for socializing (both people and dogs); the dog park has grass areas, plenty of shade, benches for relaxing, pet sanitary stations, and water. See Details
Van Sickle Bi-State Park Van Sickle Bi-State Park is dog-friendly. There are lots of easy to moderate trails for dogs and their owners to enjoy. Many of them lead to lovely views of the largest alpine lake in North America and the surrounding peaks. The hours of this park vary depending on what time of year you visit. Call ahead to confirm that they will be open when you visit. The area is open to pedestrians year-round, sunrise to sunset; and to vehicles from May 1 to October 31, sunrise to sunset. Pets are welcome, but they must be kept on a leash under six feet and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details
Bijou Park The Bijou park in South Lake Tahoe has tons of facilities, but also includes a free, fenced-in dog park where your pet can play off-leash. See Details
Kings Beach State Recreation Area Kings Beach State Recreation Area is dog-friendly. They welcome dogs on leash on sidewalks and in the shaded picnic areas under the pine trees. Fido can also join you at Coon St. Dog Area at the south end of Coon St. to the east of the boat ramp. Unfortunately, pets are prohibited on the beach at any time. Kings Beach State Recreation Area is open from 6am to 10pm every day of the week. See Details
North Zephyr Cove Beach North Zephyr Cove Beach is a dog-friendly area just north of the actual Zephyr Cove Resort. If you park in the lot close to the beach you will probably have to pay but if you park across Hwy 50, it's free. The park does get crowded on the weekends. The shore is rocky so shoes are recommended to walk in the water. There is also a picnic area. See Details
Virginia & Truckee Railroad Company Take a fascinating 35-minute ride back into history over the scenic Virginia & Truckee Railroad in Virginia City, NV. Leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome with permission from the conductor. The ride includes narrated stories of the Comstock Bonanza, the railroad's history, and how Virginia City used to be the richest city in the world. You'll pass 17 Bonanza mine sites and silver ore veins, and make a stop at Gold Hill where gold and silver strikes began in 1859. The train operates on weekends during the season from late May until October. Permission from conductor is required to bring Fido along. See Details
South Tahoe Standup Paddle South Tahoe Standup Paddle is pet-friendly. They offer a morning Rise and Shine tour of South Lake Tahoe that lasts two to three hours. Along the way, you'll get a run down of the historical and natural points of interest in the area. They also rent out SUPs for private use and offer lessons for beginners, too. To make sure your pooch is safe on the board, bring your own doggy life jacket with you. South Tahoe SUP is open every day of the week from 7am to 7pm. See Details
Spooner Lake and Backcountry Spooner Lake and Backcountry is dog-friendly. The area consists of a lake surrounded by aspens and more than 12,000 acres of forested, open space. With 50 miles of hiking trails to explore, you and Fido will never be stuck for things to do in the area. Dogs are welcome at Spooner Lake from sunrise to sunset every day of the year, as long as they are on a leash and all mess is cleaned up after them. See Details
Mormon Station State Historic Park Mormon Station State Historic Park is a dog-friendly recreation area. The lush lawns and mature trees are what sets this park apart from others in the area. This was the first non-native settlement in Nevada, constructed in 1851, located along the Carson Route of the California Trail. Don't forget to bring a picnic with you to enjoy at the lovely picnic area under the shade of the trees. Dogs are welcome to join their owners throughout the outside areas of this park on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The park is open every day of the week in May through September from 10am to 4pm and Thursday through Monday from 11am to 3pm for the rest of the year. See Details
Dayton State Park Dayton State Park is pet-friendly. Spanning 160 acres of classic Great Basin desert topography, this popular park has plenty of pathways and trails for dogs to enjoy with their owners. The park is also home to Rock Point Mill, an old-style mill that was built in 1861. Turn your eyes to the sky to see if you can spy one of the hawks that patrols the area. You are welcome to bring Fido on a leash, as long as all mess is cleaned up after them. The fee for entry into the park is $5. See Details
Clearly Tahoe Clearly Tahoe is pet-friendly. This amazing tour company allows people and puts to float around in completely transparent kayaks. Paddle around on Lake Tahoe with your pup and experience the crystal clear waters, snow capped mountains and amazing picturesque landscape! Reservations Required. Pets are allowed on select tours only. See Details
U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Leashed dogs are welcome at Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. Many dogs enjoy playing in the snow, and dogs in good shape will have great fun accompanying you on short cross-country or snowshoeing trips. Dogs should be on a 6-ft leash and have proper identification tags. See Details