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Dog Friendly Activities in St. Marys, GA

There are 2 dog friendly activities in St. Marys, and 16 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 St. Marys.

Pet Friendly Crooked River State Park
Crooked River State Park Located on southern tip of Georgia's Colonial Coast in St. Mary's, dog-friendly Crooked River State Park is the perfect spot for enjoying the intracoastal waterway and maritime forest. Campsites are surrounded by palmettos and Spanish moss-draped oaks, while cottages are set near the tidal river. A boat ramp is popular with anglers who often take to the water before sunrise. Just down the road is the ferry to famous Cumberland Island National Seashore known for secluded beaches and wild horses. The park's nature trail winds through forest and salt marsh, and hikers may see gopher tortoises, fiddler crabs, herons and other birds. Dogs are allowed on all trails, but must be kept on a 6-ft max leash. Dogs are not permitted in or around historic sites, lodges, group camps, or swimming areas. See Details
Pet Friendly Tommy Casey Memorial Dog Park
Tommy Casey Memorial Dog Park Fairly spacious, completely fenced, off-leash dog park in a quiet area. There's a spigot so you can give your dog fresh water, a nice agility course to try out, benches for the humans, and plenty of trees. There are also a couple trash receptacles, but there aren't always waste bags available, so make sure to bring your own. People seem to have a habit of leaving tennis balls behind, so you might be in luck if you left toys at home!

Hours are from sunrise to sunset. Rules are fairly standard: vaccinations are a must, remove all choke or spike or prong collars, children under 16 must be with an adult, an owner must be inside the park with their dog(s) at all times, leash your dog(s) if you can't control them, aggressive dogs and dogs in heat aren't allowed, and fill in holes and pick up waste your dog leaves.
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Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours Dogs are welcome to join you for a private tour with Jekyll Island Dolphin Tours, to see one of Georgia's Golden Isles. You can experience a sunset tour and get up close and personal with dolphins and other sea life in their natural habitat. Sunset tours depart an hour before sunset and wind around the waterways of the Golden Isles. Make sure you contact them first to see if there's room on board for your pooch. See Details
Fort Clinch State Park Fort Clinch State Park is pet-friendly. Dogs are welcome to join their owners on all of the hiking trails, nature trails, along the park drive, and in the camping areas at the park. One of the best parts of this state park is the six-mile trail around the fort and the surrounding wooded areas. Alternatively, you and Fido may enjoy the shorter hike, the Willow Pond Hiking Trail. This hike loops around a couple of pretty fresh water ponds. Unfortunately, pooches can't go inside any of the historic buildings on the site such as the fort, and dogs are not permitted on the boardwalk or beach. The fee to enter is $6 per vehicle. See Details
Jekyll Island Beach Leashed dogs are allowed on the Jekyll Island Beach year round. Keep pets out of the dunes and the area between South Dunes Picnic Area and and 2,000 feet northeast of St. Andrews Picnic Area. See Details
Fernandina Beach Main Beach Park Fernandina Beach Main Beach Park is a dog-friendly area in Florida. Dogs are allowed off leash inside the park, but must be leashed on the beach. See Details
Amelia River Cruises & Charters Bring Fido to the Historic Fernandina waterfront to set sail with Amelia River Cruises. Choose from the dog friendly Cumberland Island Tour, Beach Creek Tour, Family Friendly Sunset Cruise, and the Adults-Only Twilight BYOB Cruise. Kids Tours and a seasonal Eco-Shrimping Tour are also available. Leashed dogs are welcome to join their owners for no additional fee! See Details
Peters Point Beachfront Park Leashed dogs are allowed on the beach at Peters Point Beachfront Park. The park features indoor/outdoor showers, picnic tables, and fishing access. See Details
Nassau Humane Society Dog Park This dog park is for dogs of all sizes with special areas and pools designated for small and large dogs. There are also shaded benches for the dog parents. All proceeds benefit the Nassau Humane Society. See Details
Great Dunes Beach Park Dogs are welcome to join their owners at Great Dunes Beach Park on Jekyll Island, Georgia. Part of the Golden Isles string of small islands off the coast of the southern state, this stretch of beach on the island is a great place to take Fido for a nice stroll. They must remain on a leash for the duration of their visit and all mess should be cleaned up after them. See Details
Ocean View Trail Ocean View Trail is pet-friendly. Part of the Jekyll Island Trail System, this paved stretch starts outside the Jekyll Island Convention Center. Dogs are welcome to enjoy the view along the coast by your side, as long as they are leashed, well-behaved and cleaned up after. See Details
Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park Dogs are allowed at Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park. The area is known for offering Longleaf Pine ecosystems of sandhill and scrubby flatwoods, basin swamps, and salt marsh creeks. Fido can join you on hiking trails, picnic areas, paved park roads, parking lots, and multi-use trails. Pooches are not allowed along the shoreline. Pumpkin Hill Creek Preserve State Park is open every day of the week from 8am until sunset. See Details
Big Talbot Island State Park Big Talbot Island State Park is a pet-friendly island off the northeast coast of Florida. There's a huge variety of scenery to take in on the island and the best way to do this is on one of the many trails, such as the Blackrock Trail that will lead you and your pooch to the shoreline, the Big Pine Trail that will take your troop to the marshland, or Old Kings Highway and Jones Cut that takes in the beauty of the maritime forest. When you get tired of walkies, you can relax at one of the picnic areas on the island. There are lots of other hiking trails to enjoy on the island, as well as great fishing opportunities off the coast. Due to the carefully balanced eco-system and variety in wildlife, there may be some areas of the island that are off limits for Fido, so be sure to check with the park staff before your trip. The fee for entry onto Big Talbot Island State Park is $3 per vehicle. The park is open from 8am until sunset, but the boat ramp is open 24 hours a day. See Details
Fernandina Beach Dogs are welcome to join their owners on Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, located off the east coast of Florida. As long as Fido is on a leash, they can join you as you wander on the sands and in the surf of this popular beach. You and Fido will discover diverse restaurants, busy shops, sandy beaches, and majestic trees dotted around the rest of the island. See Details
Petro Kingsland Has a Burger King, Subway, Starbucks, O'Deli's, Country Store and a Travel Store. 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 product. See Details
Woodbine Riverwalk The Woodbine Riverwalk (part of the Coastal Georgia Greenway) 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 Woodbine! The map below shows a parking area with convenient access to the Woodbine Riverwalk (part of the Coastal Georgia 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
Jekyll Wheels Jekyll Wheels is pet-friendly. Cycle along 20 miles of paved bike paths, winding through forests, beaches, riverfront, and the historic district with your pooch by your side. They offer hourly, daily, and multi-day rentals. Rates start at $6. They are open every day of the week from 8am to 6pm. See Details
Love's Travel Stop Exit 366 Love's Travel Stop at Exit 366 on Interstate 95 in Jacksonville, FL, is a dog-friendly gas station and rest area. Across America, you'll find Love's Travel Stops that offer facilities for traveling canines. This location has a fully-fenced dog park with a convenient waste station. See Details