Dog Friendly Activities in Ocala, FL

There are 6 dog friendly activities in Ocala. 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 Ocala.

Pet Friendly Letty Towles Dog Park
Letty Towles Dog Park Formerly the Millennium Dog Park, this spacious area is part of the Jervey Gantt Recreation Center. Small and big dogs are welcome. Closed on Wednesday and Thursday. See Details
Pet Friendly Ocala National Forest
Ocala National Forest Ocala National Forest is dog friendly! Leashed dogs are welcome in most areas of the forest. Dogs are not allowed on the beach at swimming areas. For more information on the Ocala National Forest pet policy please call the Lake George Ranger District Office at (352) 625-2520. See Details
Humane Society of Marion County Thrift Store Bring Fido along to shop for great deals and help homeless animals at the same time! The Thrift Store is very pet friendly and it also sells pet supplies. Profits from the sale of your donations go directly to care for animals in need. They also accept almost any household items that you can think of. Your donations are tax deductible. Drops offs of good quality, gently used items are welcome from until 4 PM during operating hours. You may also call the store and they will pick up donations. Store hours are Monday - Saturday from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM See Details
Ocala Dog Ranch Ocala Dog Ranch is pet-friendly. Bring your dog along to practice dock diving and swimming in the water. They also offer disc dog training and a variety of other activities that can be enjoyed in a private dog park. Contact them directly to reserve a swimming spot or a run around the dog park area. See Details
Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is a drag Strip and antique car museum. Dogs who love life in the fast lane will appreciate this Ocala gem. Learn the history of one of America's most loved motorsports through the lens of memorabilia, cars and more. Don Garlits Museum of Drag Racing is open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details
World Equestrian Center The World Equestrian Center facilities are spectator friendly with many ways to watch the competitions. Experience the excitement of equestrian sports at its finest. Spectators at World Equestrian Center are encouraged to patronize the vendors at World Equestrian Center. Take advantage of on-site dining, retail and more! In addition, leashed dogs are welcome at the World Equestrian Center and are able to travel freely about the facility with their handlers. See Details
Rainbow Springs State Park Rainbow Springs State Park is pet-friendly. It has beautiful, shaded trails with 3 man-made waterfalls to explore with Fido. Pets are not allowed in the water in the swimming area. The park can be accessed from 8:00am to 5:30pm. See Details
Clear Kayaking Rainbow Springs 'Clear Kayaking Rainbow Springs' is a pet-friendly Airbnb Experience hosted by Mario. The first half of the paddle will be upstream towards Rainbow Springs and the second half will be a gentle coast back to your launch point. Dogs are welcome, as long as they don't mind being on the water and you bring a towel for them to lie on to protect the kayak. The experience lasts 2 hours and can accommodate up to 10 guests of all ages. Rates start at $52 per person. See Details
Central Ridge District Park This is an approved Dog Walking Park. Dog Walking Rules: 1. Dogs must be walked along the walking/jogging trails, and may not enter the fields and other public areas 2. Dogs may be walked during daylight hours 3. Owners must clean-up after their dogs 4. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times 5. Please refrain from walking dogs at sites where special events are taking place See Details
Ocklawaha Prairie Restoration Area Dogs are welcome on this trail located five miles east of Ocala in Marion County, southwest of County Road (CR) 314A and south of the Silver River State Park, southwest of the Ocala National Forest. Please respect Florida’s wildlife and use caution while visiting district lands. These are wild animals. For your safety, do not approach or feed any wild animal. The diversity of natural systems provides habitat and feeding areas for wildlife such as gopher tortoise, gray fox, bobcat, black bear, sandhill crane, heron and egret. See Details
Silver Springs State Park Dogs are welcome on the hiking trails and in the picnic areas at Silver Springs State Park. One of America's largest springs, the sparkling water is surrounded by beautiful gardens and historic buildings that have stood for generations. There are a number of pet-friendly trails dotted around, including the Sandhill trail, a 1.7 mile loop trail; the Sinkhole trail, traversing up through the uplands; and the Swamp trail, a boardwalk trail that will keep your feet dry while you explore. The entrance fee is $8 per vehicle. Silver Springs State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Captain Tom's Custom Charters Captain Tom's Custom Charters is dog-friendly! Captain Tom's offers a variety of custom boat trips, including fishing, sightseeing, photography, picnics, pleasure rides, and nature study. The tour group loves for people to bring their dogs along for the ride. They use a twenty-four-foot pontoon boat, which is enclosed and safe for most pets and makes for a slow and peaceful ride with minimal rocking. Dog owners should bring water, treats, and cleanup supplies that may be necessary. Tours feature an abundance of wildlife. If guests think this will upset their pet or get them overly excited, contact Captain Tom's in advance. Trips are by reservation only and prices vary by tour. Dog owners can check out Captain Tom's Custom Charter's website for further information on trip length, time, and location. Pets should be mentioned during the booking process. See Details
Petro Ocala This location has a dedicated area for pets that need some exercise or a rest break. Waste bags and trash receptacles are also available for easy cleanup. TA and Petro Travel Stores also carry a variety of pet care products. There are restaurants on site, too. See Details
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park Dogs are welcome at Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, where you can time travel back to a 1930's Florida homestead. As well as being home to a classic Florida cracker-style home from back in the day, there are two fifteen minute hiking trails around the area that can be enjoyed by dogs and their owners. Small dogs can even go inside with you on a tour of the house, as long as they can be carried the whole time. The fee for entrance into the park is $3 per group and it's open every day of the week from 9am to 5pm. See Details