Dog Friendly Activities in Golconda, IL

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in Golconda, and 10 more nearby. 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 Golconda.

Pet Friendly Dixon Springs State Park
Dixon Springs State Park Dixon Springs State Park is dog-friendly. This hilly park is home to stunning cliffs that overhang a babbling brook and large boulders overgrown with ferns, ivy, lichen, and moss. At 786-acres, there's plenty to explore and it's a great spot to enjoy some food with Fido at one of the three picnic areas in the park and look out over the water as it falls over the rocks. The main attraction for dogs and their owners is the 1.7-mile nature trail and 1-mile trail through Ghost Dance Canyon. See Details
Pet Friendly Shawnee National Forest
Shawnee National Forest The Shawnee National Forest covers more than 270,000 acres in parts of ten counties in southern Illinois. The National Forest Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources maintain dozens of natural areas for recreational use and several wilderness areas. From the 90 foot Pomona Natural Bridge to the remains of a Mississippian Native American village at Millstone Bluff, there are hundreds of miles of hiking trails to choose from. Trails range in length from the 150+ mile River to River Trail that runs between Battery Rock on the Ohio River and Devil's Backbone on the Mississippi River, to the easy one-fourth mile Observation Trail at Garden of the Gods. Dogs must be leashed at all times. See Details
Paducah Dog Park Grand opening: August, 2012. From website: "The Paducah Dog Park has water, fencing, shelters, gravel parking, and pet waste receptacles. The park is partitioned into two sections based upon the weight of a dog with 30 pounds as the dividing weight. Each fenced section has a water spigot that has a motion sensor on it to detect when a dog is near. Near the entrance of each fenced area is a green box with "Mutt Mitts", degradable bags to allow the easy collection of your dog's excrement. Each fenced area also has a large shelter so that owners can sit and chat while the pooches play and romp. The fencing is coated with black vinyl to keep it looking new for years. In the future, the dog park could have amenities such as dog agility obstacles." Note: Dog park is on right as you enter the park; road is one-way. See Details
Garden of the Gods Recreation Area The Garden of the Gods Recreation Area are 320 million years old and are made of sandstone. Pets must be on leash while visiting the Shawnee National Forest. The Observation Trail is a .25 mile long interpretive trail that allows you to encounter many unique rock formations, as well as the beautiful view of the Shawnee Hills. If you plan on spending more time in the area, there is great access to the River-to-River Trail from the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area. See Details
Rim Rock National Recreation Trail Rim Rock Trail is a wonderful trail for a hike with your pup. This popular trail winds through massive rock formations around the rim of a rock escarpment. You'll enjoy the beautiful views while your pup enjoys the exercise. Just keep Fido leashed on the trail. See Details
Tunnel Hill State Trail The Tunnel Hill State 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 New Burnside! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Tunnel Hill State 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Tunnel Hill State Trail The Tunnel Hill State 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 Stonefort! The map below shows a trailhead where you can pick up the Tunnel Hill State 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 TrailLink.com. See Details
Fort Massac State Park Dogs are allowed at Fort Massac State Park, where you'll discover 1,500-acres of wooded land that is ideal for picnics, camping, hiking, fishing, and boating on the water. This park is rich in history, with Fort De L’Ascension being built on the site in 1757 and numerous other forts being built since then due to the great vantage point that the area provides. As long as Fido doesn't chase your disc, you can also enjoy the 18-hole disc golf course in the park. If you're planning on taking Fido for walkies, you can enjoy the one mile loop trail through grassy woods or the 2.5-mile Hickory Nut Ridge Trail, the most picturesque hike in the park that runs alongside the Ohio River. See Details
Burden Falls Trailhead Burden Falls Trailhead is pet-friendly. This great little waterfall is for pups who don't mind hiking and climbing, too. The payoff at the end of this trail is a great waterfall. See Details
River to River Trail Dogs are welcome to join their owners on the River to River Trail in Illinois. Spanning 160 miles of trails, including upland forests, wetlands, grasslands and bluffs, this trail is well worth a visit with your pooch. There are lots of lakes, forests, and streams to check out alongside the rivers. See Details
Stuart Nelson Dog Park Stuart Nelson Dog Park is pet-friendly. This beautiful fenced-in dog park has different areas for small and large dogs. The park itself also has several beautiful trails to explore with your pooch. There is a water faucet and the park is well maintained. Dog owners are reminded to clean up any mess left behind. See Details