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Dog Friendly Activities in West Columbia, SC

There’s 1 dog friendly activity in West Columbia, and 22 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 West Columbia.

Pet Friendly Palmetto Outdoors
Palmetto Outdoors Palmetto Outdoors is pet-friendly. They offer tubing rentals for dogs and their owners on the Congaree River in Columbia, SC. The tubing trips take around 3 to 3.5 hours and cover 2 miles, which can vary depending on the water levels and weather. Dogs are only allowed on the Deluxe Tubing Package. They also offer kayaks and other rentals. The fee for tubing is $25 for a dog or a human. Palmetto is open Sunday through Friday from 12pm to 7pm and Saturday from 10am to 7pm. See Details
Pet Friendly Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park
Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park Columbia Canal and Riverfront Park is pet-friendly. This completely paved walk goes along Columbia Canal as it meets with Broad River. The walk is 2.5 miles long each way and ends at the dam. Leashed dogs are welcome. See Details
Sesquicentennial State Park Sesquicentennial State Park, situated in the middle of the Sandhills region, features a beautiful 30-acre lake surrounded by trails and picnic areas. The park’s proximity to downtown Columbia and interstate highways attracts both local residents and travelers. Sesqui, as it’s affectionately known, also features dog park which consists of a 2-acre, fenced-in area for dogs to run off-leash. A permit is required for each dog, available at the park office. Permits are $25/year, and are pro-rated depending on the date of purchase. Permits expire on July 1 of each year. Daily permits are available for $4. Important Notice! Dog must be present for photo identification to obtain dog park permit. Owners must provide current vaccination records showing proof of spayed/neutered, rabies, parvo and kennel cough. Dog permit fees do not include admission into the park.

Park Admissions: $2 adults; $1.25 SC seniors; age 15 & younger free
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Mast General Store Mast General Store is a dog-friendly store in Columbia, SC. The store is open to all dogs, the staff loves to give treats and there are usually water bowls around the store. An absolutely must in Columbia even if you do not decide to bring your dog. See Details
Harbison State Forest Harbison State Forest is pet-friendly. Encompassing over 2,000-acres of forestland only nine miles from downtown Columbia, the unique urban location makes Harbison one of the largest public greenspaces inside the city limits of a metropolitan area in the country. Dogs are welcome on a number of trails throughout the natural area, including the 4.4-mile Firebreak trail and shorter trails for novice hikers. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout. See Details
Papa Jazz Record Shoppe Fido is welcome to accompany you on a visit to Papa Jazz Record Shoppe, a dog-friendly music store local to Columbia, SC. Leashed dogs can venture inside and help you track down your favorite records and artists from the archives. See Details
NoMA Bark Park NoMA Bark Park is pet-friendly. This 1.5 acre park in the heart of downtown Columbia, has separated large and small dog play areas, shade trees, resting benches, doggy playground equipment, water fountains, and pet waste stations. Dogs are required to be spayed/neutered and current on vaccinations. While this is a non-profit, members-only park, arrangements can be made for visitors to visit the park if they contact the park in advance and provide the necessary vet records. The park is open every day of the week from 6am to 11pm. See Details
Dog Park at Page Ellington Park The dog park at Page Ellington Park (BullStreet District), located in Columbia, SC, is a fully-fenced area that includes shady benches and water for the pups. The rest of Page Ellington Park features running and walking paths, shelters, and a natural water habitat featuring a two-acre pond, and leashed dogs are welcome throughout the park. See Details
Hazelwood Brewing Company Located in downtown Lexington, Hazelwood Brewing Company is a pet-friendly brewery that offers indoor and outdoor seating. They feature up to 10 seasonal, farm-inspired beers on tap and have wine and snacks available daily. On the weekends you may find food trucks are onsite for easy lunch and dinner options, or order take out from a local eatery. When the weather is chillier, gather around the stylish fire pits to warm up with your pup. See Details
Memorial Park Memorial Park is dedicated to the memory of those who have fought and died in service to their country. With winding paths, benches and flowering bushes, this seven-acre park has become a popular place to spend an afternoon. The Vietnam Memorial Monument features two freestanding granite walls inscribed with the names of South Carolinians killed or lost in action in Vietnam. There is also a War Dog Memorial dedicated to the handlers and dogs who served in Vietnam and other wars. Leashed dogs are permitted on the See Details
Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company Fido is likely to meet new pals at dog-friendly Swamp Cabbage Brewery, a popular microbrewery in Columbia, SC. Dogs are welcome to accompany you inside the taproom or at a table on the outside patio, and dog bowls are available for thirsty pets. Sip a refreshing glass of Chocolate Brown, Merry Cinnamas or Oxbow Amber when you stop by for an afternoon pint. See Details
Soda City Market Soda City Market is Columbia’s weekly Main Street event inspired by traditional European street markets. In partnership with Founders Federal Credit Union, we’re open every Saturday morning 9 AM –1 PM, year-round, rain or shine. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times. See Details
River Rat Brewery River Rat Brewery is a dog-friendly craft brewery in Columbia, SC. Stop by and relax outside on the deck as beautiful weather brings a great green space for you, your friends and Fido. Dogs are not allowed on the rooftop deck. See Details
Columbia Dog Park Dogs are welcome off-leash at this Columbia park, which also has drinking water available. The park is open 24 hours and membership gives you access to enter with the passcode to a combination lock. This off-leash, fenced in dog park is right beside the Columbia city Animal shelter and even features a doggie pond! The annual pass is $35 gives you unlimited access to the park and pond and a park tag for your dog's collar. The same requirements of up-to-date shots and proof of having been spayed/neutered apply for admission. See Details
Columbia Craft Brewing Company Fido is welcome to join you for a beer at Columbia Craft Brewing Company, a dog-friendly establishment local to Columbia, SC. Dogs are permitted beside tables on the outside patio where fire pits will keep you comfortable in cooler temperatures. Columbia Craft produce a range of award-winning cutting edge brews which carry the core values of this exciting microbrewery; quality, sustainability and innovation. Stop by to sample the Carolinian; a 2020 GABF Gold Medal Winner, or the unique Alien Hat; a tangy Watermelon Sour Ale. Pull up a stool and discover your new favorite craft beer. See Details
Modern Companion Pet Boutique Modern Companion Pet Boutique is pet-friendly. Dog owners know that their best friends are more than just pets, they are lifelong companions. This community-driven lifestyle pet brand creates and curates products for stylish pets and their humans. The brick and mortar store in Chapin, South Carolina carries their own products along with other stylish and well-known brands. Modern Companion Pet Boutique is open Monday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm. See Details
Emily Douglas Dog Park Decent sized dog park. Plenty of shade with few benches and one water area for dogs to drink. There is no separate area for big and small dogs See Details
Saluda Shoals Barking Lot Saluda Shoals Park is home the the Barking Lot Dog Park, a two-acre fenced, off leash area for dogs to run and play. Owners of well-mannered canines who enjoy a good romp have access to a fenced, off-leash area for their pets. The Barking Lot features two small bone shaped pools for dogs to cool off in in the hot summer months and access to dog drinking fountain.

Future plans include the addition of a fire hydrant water feature and a shaded gazebo for pets and their owners to enjoy.
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Love's Travel Stop Love's Travel Stop in Lexington, SC, 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
Revente Fido is welcome inside Revente, a dog-friendly consignment store in Columbia, SC. Leashed dogs can accompany their owner to Columbia's #1 consignment store which sells women's clothing, accessories, jewelry and eyewear. See Details
Odd Bird Books Odd Bird Books welcomes Fido to visit their dog-friendly location in Columbia, SC. Leashed dogs can accompany you when browsing the vast selection of new and used books. See Details
Love's Travel Stop Love's Travel Stop in Cayce, SC, 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
Lake Carolina Dog Park Residents of Lake Carolina can bring their pet to run and play off-leash at the fenced Lake Carolina Dog Park. An annual pass is available for $25. See Details