Dog Friendly Activities in Morganton, NC

There are 4 dog friendly activities in Morganton, and 6 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 Morganton.

Pet Friendly Bethel Bark Park
Bethel Bark Park Bethel Park has a fenced-in off leash area, with a separate section for small dogs. A few trees provide some shade. There are two small shelters and one table. Poopie bags and trash cans are available, but bring your own water and bowl. Park closes at dark. See Details
Pet Friendly Catawba River Greenway
Catawba River Greenway The Catawba River Greenway is a multi-use trail that's a great place to walk Fido in Morganton! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Catawba River Greenway. 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
Nature's Playground Community Tour 'Nature's Playground Community Tour' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mike. Contact host prior to booking if bringing Fido along so that accommodations can be made. You and your pooch will take a guided tour of the community and learn some history about the area and what the future plans are for the community. You will see downtown Morganton, Historic Valdese, Lake James, Lake James State Park, and more. The experience lasts 3 hours and can accommodate up to 2 guests ages 18 and up. Rates start at $50 per person. See Details
Freedom Dog Park Freedom Dog Park is pet-friendly. Dogs love to play and watch the kids play soccer at the field on the other side of the fence at this popular dog park. It's on the greenway, which is dog-friendly so there are 2.5 miles of paved nature walking to enjoy, too. The park is open every day of the week from 8am to 8pm. See Details
Dogwood Park Bring your pet for some off-leash fun at this fenced dog park, which includes grass, shade structure, and agility equipment. See Details
Lake James State Park Lake James State Park has fifteen miles of trails to stroll through with Fido. The state park also has picnic sites, boat access, and swimming areas. Dogs are not allowed in swimming areas or beaches. See Details
Sandy Cliff Overlook and Lake Channel Overlook Trails Sandy Cliff Overlook and Lake Channel Overlook Trails is an easy, 2 mile hike in Lake James State Park that will take about 45 minutes to complete with Fido. This small park offers only four trails, but is a wonderful spot to take your dog to enjoy the lake in solitude. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Shinny and Upper Falls Trails Shinny and Upper Falls Trails is a difficult, 7.4 mile hike in South Mountains State Park that will take about 4 hours to complete with Fido. These trails form a nice loop that offer quite a bit of diversity from mountains, streams, flowers, and trees. Please note that dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 feet. See Details
Linville Falls Linville Falls is a pet-friendly hike in Newland. Flowing from its headwaters high on the steep slopes of Grandfather Mountain, the Linville River flows cascades through two falls on its way to a beautiful gorge. Linville Gorge was America's first officially designated wilderness area. Enjoy the towering hemlocks, dense stands of rhododendron, and native wildflowers on the trails that surround the falls with your leashed pooch. Linville Falls are open every day of the week from dawn until dusk. See Details
South Mountains State Park South Mountains State Park is pet-friendly. Featuring elevations to 3,000 feet, an 80-foot waterfall, mountain streams and more than 40 miles of trails for dogs and their owners to enjoy, this park is a must-visit for outbound hounds in Connelly Springs. Leashed dogs are welcome on the trails, as long as they are well-behaved and cleaned up after. South Mountains State Park is open every day of the week from 7am to 7pm. See Details